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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
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2006
12oz bottle shared by ClarkVV on 6/7/06. Pours a crisp light orange color with a small white foamy head. Black specks of bubbles race towards the top and present a slight haze to the body of the beer. Nose is intriguing. At first I smelled some type of fart, but that was replaced by some light crisp malt notes and hints of fruit. Palate is crisp and fizzy with a very refreshing quality. Flavors of light citrus fruits, some hop notes, a crisp malt character, little bit of toastiness, and a clean finish.

3.3
hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
12oz bottle. pours a hazy yellow color with a thin white head, aroma is mixed with fruit and sweetness with hop notes, the taste is overall more fruit like than hops but is still very enjoyable.

3.2
MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Orange-copper. Nose somewhat citric, a few malts. Reasonably well balanced, some citrus backed up by a reasonable amount of toastiness. Reasonably decent.

3.8
StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Transparent and pale brass with magnifying clarity and a fluffy tan head riding half an inch tall. Kettle corn and copper kettles meet honey and ginger sugared grapefruit and freesia scented dryer sheets. Husky green qualities aromatically call out grass stains. Formidable bitterness blends with flavors of apricots and clementines with a gritty, grainy oat backdrop. Fulfilling balance catches pollinating dandelions on a nectar laced deer lick. Talc-like feel on the mouth in a powdery nougat sense with well supported carbonation that lets the golden maize cascade medley play out. Finish brings out butter cookies crumbling in the mouth and a hint of Karo sweetener. Very enjoyable.

3.1
tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2007
12 once bottle shared with csbosox
Clear copper with a white head. The aroma is of earthy hops and biscuits or crackers. Same flavors. Medium body.

2.6
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average andd a decent amount of lacing is left. 3.0 S: Grainy and lightly bready malts. Some toastiness and light neutral malt sweetness. Barely perceptible earthy hoppiness. 3.0 T: Tastes like the nose. Mainly grainy with some breadiness. Toasty with a moderate sweetness and light earthy hops. 3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Perhaps a touch too much carbonation. Neither very creamy nor crisp. 3.0 D: Not bad, but screams average throughout. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-10-2012 02:06:58

3.3
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Golden pour with an off white head. Aroma is malty and pine. Tasty is malt with a dry aftertaste.

3.1
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2006
Central Waters managed to make this rather pedestrian style quite palatable. Cloudy amber body under a thick, frothy off-white head. Aroma was of bread dough, citrus/pine hops, lots of malt, caramel. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Some sweetness to the taste, well-balanced, malt and hops. Very nice.

3.7
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Bottle thanks to a mysterious stranger! Lightish amber colored. Decent off-white head. Citrus aroma with little hints of malt. Light-medium bodied. Nice mixing of malt and hop with the hops slowly overcoming the malt in the finish. Really pleasant beer and would drink again.

3.8
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2004
Slightly hazy amber body, short-lived white head. Bread and some bitter hops in the aroma, overall it's subdued. Subtle caramel and bready malt with a refreshingly bitter hop flavor. I was initially taken aback by the flavor, thinking the beer was bad or poorly produced. That's not the case, as the flavor's just different that most other hoppy beers I've had (just like the comm. description states). The hops have a nice piney, earthy, musty character. Dry, piney finish.


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