RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orange/gold in color with a thin white head that left some spotty lacing. Piney in aroma and taste. Dry, crisp, and bitter with just a hint of sweetness. A very hop forward APA... but I like it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Sampler flight at the brewery. Dark golden-straw colored pour, thin head, sweet nose, mild hops and some malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours copper color, nose of flowers, citrus, bread, yeast. Real bitter up front, followed by nice bread notes, a bit of sweet honey and oats. Not a big pale fan, but this is very well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Quite a huge head....which slowly dissipated leaving lacing. The aroma had a faint hint of hops but nothing noteworthy. Appearance is pretty much as normal for the style although a touch extra murky. There is an awkward pucking taste....like something chemical was added that shouldnt be there. If this is what the brewer means by sharp bitterness, then I dont care for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pretty solid pale ale. Bottle to glass. Nice crisp aroma of citrus (grapefruit) and pine. Pour is amber/gold with a nice moderate white head. Medium carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. This is a go to when I see it around. Another all around solid offering from CW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2006
This one confused me the aroma was hoppy ,classic american micro ale the beer itself was a rich gold with a nice tight white head.The taste is what really bugged me .Scorched malt ,not a hint of smokiness, not a tobbacco note it really tasted like burnt barley that comes from a scorched mash.I didnt like it much at all. I hope it was a mistake or my taste buds where out of order but this beer was horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Crisp hoppy aroma. Floral. Deep golden color. Light carbonation. Thin, wispy head. The taste is a nice balance of hops and malt. Not as bitter as the label would lead you to believe. Balanced. Neither the malt or the hops is aggressive. A nice drinkable beer. Well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL which is located next to the Goose Island brewpub. The first one I opened was flat. The second one was not flat. Sort of a copper hue. Fruity hoppy beer. Notes of kid cereal. Good drinkability. Delectable treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2008
not much of an aroma. a pretty mild and slightly fruity front finishes super bitter. refreshing and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Hazy, golden yellow-orange apperance with a weak white head. Aroma is malt, sweetness, and some hopps with fruity undertones. Taste is fruity sweetness with minimal hopps, ends bitter.

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