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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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3.6
DarkElf (3067) - 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.

2.8
cbfobes (2891) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear golden with a soapy white head, aroma is of sweet malt with some barnyard funk mixed in, the flavor has a slight hop kick and it has a light sweet finish, overall this one doesn’t really impress me.

3.5
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #120. Dark amber with a little gold to brighten it up, nice sticky white head that left some good lacing. Nice piney aroma with a little sweetness. Above average bitterness, a little tropical with some more pine and a nice malty sweetness. Tasty stuff. (2296)

3.5
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2007
(Bottle) Pours golden with a nice white head. A good balance of hops in the flavor. Some light citrus as well, especially in the aftertaste. Light mouthfeel, but not watered down or anything. Aroma is kinda lacking, but otherwise I really liked this one.

3
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
An average type of pale ale. This one has cereal note in it. Light on the palate, with a clean finish.

3.5
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Aroma is toasted grainy at start. Finish a more defined malt preseance. Dark golden body with off white head, some lacing on glass. Flavor is of grain hop crisp and mild bitterness. By the finish a malty fruit texture to the flavor. Good beer. Picked this one up while on a recent trip to Wi.

3.4
MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2006
nice apa... a light orangish pour a touch cloudy w/ a fluffy white head. Aroma is lightly hopped traces of grass and toucehs of citurs not much malt pieces of grahm crackers. Palate is nicely coated smooth. Flavor is a nice lightly hoppy citrus toucehs of pine/grass a very light malt easy to drink, quite good.

3.2
arkurzynski (2463) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Very pale amber with fluffy white head. Aroma of light caramel candy and herbal/vegetal hops. Flavor is solid pine and, to a much lesser extent, citrus-like hop bitterness. Very little malt coming through. Finishes with residual citrus and pine.

2.9
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 Slightly Murky Gold Coloring. Good Head. Roasts and Hops are the Dominating Aroma and Flavors Here.. Woodsy as Well. Not Bad But Wouldn’t Drink Often. Rerated Winter of ’07. Light Hop Aroma. Sweet Malt, Light Subtle Herbal Quality to it.. Nice Dry Hop Finish...Dryer the More you Drink...but Nice Summer Pale Ale.


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