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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our American style pale ale is medium to full bodied with an assertive hop bitterness and aroma. The flavor and fragrance of American hops mush with a strong malt backbone.

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3.2
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
On tap, at the Capitol Hill location, DC. Amber coloured, nice hops, and some malt. Medium bodied, pretty good, simple, drinkable stuff.

3.6
scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2004
DC location - Sparkling amber, creamy white head, good lacing. Nose is very floral with additional notes of white grapefruit, toasty caramel and light butterscotch. Sharp piney citric flavors burst out initially, but upon warming, the sweet caramel smoothes and rounds this ale out nicely. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, dry zesty hop finish. A good session pale for hopheads....

3
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2004
On tap at Capitol City in Baltimore. Poured a medium amber color with a small head. Hoppy, floral and citris aromas and tastes with some malts mixed in. Thinner body.

3.4
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2004
This is just what one would expect from a pale ale. Amber in color, some nice hops, and a bit of malt also. No surprises, but a solid effort.

3.1
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Served from a firkin. Hazy amber appearance, no head, with a muted malty aroma. Soft, fruity taste with little of the American 3-c hops in the forefront. Lightly spiced with a mild, slightly sweet, smooth finish. Kind of timid for an American Pale. Not very complex.

3.4
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2004
(Draught) Pours a clear amber with an average-sized white head. MIldly sweet, florals, and malty aroma. Hoppy and sweet flavor.

2.5
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2004
at the brewpub. reasonable, light hint of pine in the aroma, quite sweet, pretty typical average apa

3.2
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
7.2% I think. Overpowering grapefruit flavor with IPA tone. I can’t get used to the grapefruit taste even after 2 or more.

2.8
duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2004
[email protected] City, DC. A fairly decent APA, some lychee and grapefruit. A bit honeyed/sappy, but finishes a quite dry, not very complex.

3.1
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Deep yellow with a small clinging white head. Smells of fresh hops in the nose. This pale ale drinks more like an IPA, though. I think the malt could be beefed up a bit for a bit more balance.


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