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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 5.99%
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Compared to a Pre-Prohibition American Style Beer, this is a Full Bodied Ale with a Well Balanced Hoppy Finish

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4.6
scogdill1 (2) - silvis, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015 does not count
Fantastic american pale ale! It has a crisp clean taste with just the right amount of hops si its not over powering. A great beer for those who prefer a less hoppy beer than the very popular IPA. I highly recommend this beer!!

4.4
Davis87 (1) - - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
Citrus, earthy, orange, clear, frothy, lightly bitter, medium body, lively. An accessible, palatable, American Post-Prohibition style pale ale. Pairs nicely with spicy bbq but can stand alone as well.

4.2
boogerracing (63) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2013
One of my local favorites again. Just the right blend of hops and smooth enough to drink all day.

4.1
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2004
This is truly and exceptional pale ale. In this day of microbrews and craft brews, everyone seems to be brewing a pale ale. However this is an exception and it stamps the words pale ale with authority. Clear amber color, with a nice citrusy hop aroma. Taste is clean with no vegetal aroma, clean allowing the malt to shine briefly for a bit until the hops come through. Wonderfully done !

4
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Growler. Amber with one inch head. Light hoppy aroma. Malty with a bit of a citrusy-sweetness. Stron bitter finish. Better than expected.

3.8
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 6, 2004
On tap at the brewpub. Deep copper in color. Very perfect example of the style. The first and last taste is very bitter, but an undelying mid-current of sweetness tells you to not worry. Good calcium sulphate content. This is the kind of beer that alerts you to the fact that these people know what they are doing when they make beer. No fear of hops in an era of bland and mundane pale ales.

3.8
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2006
From the tap, served in your standard bar pint glass. Made a good appearance, poured a clear golden hued amber with a foamy beige/off-white head that settled into a thin lacing, good carbonation. Had a big fresh hop nose, spicy, gorse and slightly herbal with a sweet pale maltiness. A crisp, hop textured and smooth light-ish medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Spicy gorse hoppiness, mild, but rolling on the tongue bitterness, a fighting to balance sweet maltiness and a dry tea and gorse flavors lingering in the palate finish. Could be the best brew offered at Bent River, the dry-hopped pale ale is good too, well worth trying.

3.8
MrNemo (11) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 26, 2010
Just a good round beer. Reviewing off past memory. I focus on the umcommon and oatmeal when I can get out to BR. I like this beer. Golden amber pour. Nice hoppy noce. I enjoy the balance of sweet malts and hops with a nice hop finish. Nice smooth beer.

3.7
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2005
This is a copper colored beer that produces a nice decent sized head. The aroma consists of hops and a mild hint of caramel in the background. The taste is a smooth sweet hoppy one that lingers well after swallowing.

3.5
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2005
on tap at the brewpub. yellow-amber in color with a small near white head. a refreshing beer with a bit more pronounced hop flavor than some of their other brews,


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