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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hop lovers delight! Big and bold, our Pale Ale distinguishes itself by its huge fresh hop aroma and flavor. A combination of Cascade and Centennial hops in the kettle and during an extensive dry-hopped conditioning time gives the beer its nectarious flavor.

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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Less hop aroma than the porter. Toasty maltiness, nicely balanced. Uninteresting.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (383) - AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap: Hazy orange color. Fresh grapefruity hop resins, light caramel and biscuit malt flavor. Prickly carbonation, nice and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 13, 2016
tap. Draft at source. Some citrus notes, very crispy and grassy. Extremely dry finish. A bit too dry for the style. Somewhat unbalanced. Good in the sun though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wombat23 (973) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Draft at the source. Gold with a white head. Mildly fruity and hoppy aroma. Taste is light malt, citrus, and hints of pine with floral notes. Mild to moderately bitter finish. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mathieuc (3594) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
This rating is for the tap version, we also had the cask version at the brewpub which was superior to this one. Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. On the nose I got something that ressembled tomatoes and it was really vegetal and grassy. Not too pleasing to say the least. Taste is bitter to a medium-high level and carries the same weird vegetal or maybe even vegetable flavors. Body was medium and so was carbonation. Lightly sticky. Overall this wasnt a hit but the cask version was surprisingly good. If I find my notes I might come back and rerate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5689) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap and on cask @ Cambridge Brewing Co.

Appearance: Clear golden-orange with a small white head and little lacing. (3/5)

Aroma: Quite floral with spicy presence and honeyed notes. (5/10)

Taste: Quite floral and spicy with herbal notes, malt and light bitterness. (6/10)

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Super floral finish with spicy and toasted notes. (3/5)

Overall: Too malty and spicy, unbalanced, not hoppy enough and not easy too drink pale ale. (11/20)

Cask version: The nose is a lot more hoppy with citrus. Taste is softer, the malt is more hidden and theres nice floral features. Interesting mouthfeel, more fluffy and a lot less sticky. Easier to drink. More tasty. So much better than the regular version. Rating goes from 2.8 to 3.6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3422) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
On tap on the premise. Pours golden with low to medium white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is of citrus. Taste is of citrus, strong bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Balance not 100% top notch. Soft carbonation. Overall: Just a tad harsh. Good. [Edit: Cask version is a bit better: increasing taste score by 1]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1761) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Gold pour, small white head. Big aroma of grassy, floral and spicy hops. Flavor is spicy and floral hops, caramel, with a bitter, spicy finish. Flavor is fresh, perhaps a bit thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5691) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin lacy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, tons of bready malt notes, very malt forward, hops take a back seat. Taste is bready, malty, light piney hop bitterness. Palate is med light bodied with good carbonation. Decent pale ale, certainly malt forward, DDC style. Good, a bit English style. The cask with a small dry hop was better still, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (8318) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
on tap on the premises - and from cask. clear golden pour with a small reviving white head. bready cereals, spicy grains, wet, very herbal and grassy, faint citrus, some fruitiness - pumpkin-meat, spicy oranges - obvious C?s, melons. average carbonation, light body - oily; balanced yet a bit bland grassy-herbal finish. tap version is a low-fi pale ale versus nice fluffy cask features with more aromatics. score shows a mean between the two.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (3502) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Light body with mild floral hop notes. Muted malt undercurrents. Thin in the body with a very pedestrian mouthfeel.


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