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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
XP is short for Exceptional Pale Ale. This light golden pale ale balances the malt and hops for a smooth, drinkable beer that compliments any meal. 2009 California State Fair – SILVER 2008 Colorado State Fair - GOLD 2006 California State Fair – 1st 2003 Real Ale Fest (Chicago) – BRONZE

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3.6
kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
Nice clean ale with some unique character. Pale malt and floral hop aroma. Golden color with a ginger ale tint and white head. Full and nicely carbonated palate. Not too fizzy but complimenting the hop flavors. Mild bitterness and earthy malt flavors. Good stuff.

3.5
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Golden pour. Big white head. Plenty of lacing. Nice malt backbone in the nose with a decent amount of hops. Taste is the same. Pretty good beer.

3.6
Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Poured and shared a bottle itbis a clear golden Color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is citrus.

3.6
Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Grassy hop nose. Flavors of citrus. One of the nices APA I’ve had in awhile.

3.2
hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
22 oz. bomber pours a hazy light amber with some decent lacing and some sticky islands floating about the head after it settled. Big malty nose backed up by some fruity hop notes. Big maltiness first on the tongue followed by some hop bitterness. Good brew, gonna have again.

3.3
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Hazy Amber Color, Medium Frothy Head, Decent Lacing.Mild Hop Aroma. Slightly Sweet Malt, Floral Hop, some Citrus Finish. Medium Body. An OK brew, just Nothing That Exceptional about it.OK. Worth A Try....

3.4
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a one finger off-white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops with a touch of bready malt. Taste of floral and citrus hops at first with light malt flavors following. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation

3.2
VinegarStroke (424) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle: golden red to a,Ber. Slight haze. Medium froth. Malty lift. Some reduction. Esters. Roast. All grain and little hop. Light to medium sweetness. Bitter. Medium weight. Malty palate. Lacks complexity and balance. Medium length only. English style pale for California.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, minty, and spicy hops, pear esters and cracker, biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting crisp malt and a dry finish. Medium to light body and moderate carbonation.

3.5
glennmastrange (2867) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Light to moderate roasted grain for the malt, pine and grapefruit peel for the hops, light dough or the yeast, with a hint of brown sugar. Head is small, fizzy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy amber. Favor starts faintly sweet and lightly aicic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. palate is on the lighter side of medium, a bit slick with a lively carbonation. Nice smooth and well balanced American Pale Ale.


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