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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This crisp, zesty American Pale is characterized by the sharp bitterness missing in many domestic pale ales. The clean finish and slight fruity notes help make our flagship brew a delightful treat.

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BuckyinMinn (18) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Although this beer is not very well known in Wisconsin, it is one of my favorites. The hops flavor is pronounced like a real pale ale should be.

3.6
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 26, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hezron, thanks Nathan!) Central Waters is rapidly becoming one of my favorite midwestern breweries. This is now my fourth from this place, and once again, I’m impressed. It seems an ample toasty maltiness is their signature; as with other offerings, this pale ale is noticably maltier than many others in the style, with a modest toastiness contributing to the pleasantries. It’s mildly sweet, and balanced by a moderately bitter and citrusy hoppiness. The nose is very aromatic, showing plenty of toasty, grainy malt and a lighter contribution from hops. Medium-to-full bodied, stimulating all corners of the mouth for a few seconds before trailing off, finishing crisp, somewhat dry and bitter. Dark golden color, somewhat hazy in appearance, with a steady supply of carbonation bubbles still rising long after the pour. The off-white head shows solid retention and fully coats the glass with a curtain of lace. A solid pale all in all respects, one which isn’t widely distributed, so make the extra effort to trade for it.

4.3
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Pours to a thick creamy, rocky, bubbly white head atop a hugely bubbly straw body. Excellent lacing. The aroma smells exactly like homemade strawberry fruit rollups (my mom has a dehydrator). I suppose it’s really sweet grains and some kinda spicy hops (amarillo?). The aroma is VERY bright and crisp and strong. It also smells very good. The flavor is also like homemade strawberry fruit rollups. Very sweet with tons of concentrated fruits, sweet malts, fresh and crisp, pine. This is VERY good. I’m am startled by this beer. The palate is crisp, clean, medium mouthfeel. Holy crap! This is an APA?

4.1
geordie (1) - Shrewsbury, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2005 does not count
A very drinkable pale ale with lots of taste. A pleasant citrus/fruity after taste. Comes highly recommended from a discerning drinker

3.6
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2005
12 oz bottle. Giant clouds of gaseous yeast in permanent suspension throughout the amber body, topped by a thick white bubbly head...baked light fruits in teh nose, sweet and yeasty and atypical...juicy, pungent body, cinnamon-vanilla-caramel underlying the bright apricots and spicy hops...dry, just a tiny bit thin at the end, but excellent overall.

3.5
jsquire (4597) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Golden orange hued beer when poured from the bottle with a thin white head and a nose of sweet grains and citrus hops. Initial apple fruitiness but most of the flavor is orange peel and grapefruit juice. Finish had a little metallic taste to it. Good with a sandwich.

3.4
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Clean hop dominated aroma, medium malt hop balance in the taste, nicely blended, high carbonation gives it a harsh mouthfeel, taste gets a little thin at the end. Still a high quality brew thatI wish would be distributed down by Milwaukee

3.6
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Simple but well done APA. Decent American hop aroma, quite bitter, good hop flavors. A little juicy malt and fruitiness to balance. Good for those who like a session brew on the bitter side.

3.6
Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Pours a golden amber with a decent head but gone quickly. I might be the minority, but I thought it had a flowery hop aroma. Sweet malt up front, smooth middle and a pretty good hop bite at the end. Pretty nice lacing. Shouls be a great summer beer.

3.3
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Pours a lighter reddish orange. No head. Aroma of malt, and light citrus hop notes. Flavor is strong and dominated by hops. Piney hops. Palate is thin overall. A decent brew.


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