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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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3.2
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Nice clear amber body with a soapy white head. Light but fresh flower/grapefruit hop aroma with a bit of resin. Flavor is good, but not that heavy. Its a bit piney with some orange and bread thrown in. The hops are there, just not special. Overall, its good, but again, not special.

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.

3.2
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2006 12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Enemy (thanks!). Poured a medium amber with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of toffee, citrus, flowers and a little fruity. Tastes of caramel, citrus, toasted malts, and some fruits. Some lacing left on the glass.

3.2
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 Second rating: 12 oz bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was thick and white with good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma dominated by flowery hops. Very effervescent. Too much carbonation. Dry on the tongue. Flavor was hop dominated and similar to the aroma.

3.2
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottled. Poured clear medium golden with a short cap of white head. Aroma picked up some darker leafy notes along with cereal notes, a pinch of lemon zest, and some floral. The flavor had sweet cereal and caramel notes at the base supporting primarily pine and floral bitterness and some light fresh fruits.. rather tasty. Medium-bodied with nice balance between the sweets and the bitters.. little slick on the back-end. Tasty brew.

3.2
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. A amber beer with a white head. The aroma is of caramel malt, light fruity, grass, light citric hops. The taste is sweet caramel malt, light citric hops. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.2
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
I found this APA to be a bit thin in mouthfeel for my tastes, but it had a rather pleasant floral quality that I enjoyed and found to be somewhat unique among APAs. The appearance of this beer was ugly. Head was nice, white, fluffy, and plentiful. However, the body of this beer was an inconsistent color from top to bottom (sort of gold on bottom, sort of rust on top). Aroma was hoppy, but rather rosey floral more than it was piney, citrus, or grassy. Flavor was pretty decent...a perfume-y floral taste with a mild amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel was a bit thin I thought. It seems like everyone in the world makes an IPA/APA/DIPA, and as a result, there are many bad ones. This beer is not one of those, and offers a somewhat unique floral character that makes it worth recommending.

3.2
BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Mostly clear light gold pour with a white head. Aroma is caramel and bread, but mild. Balanced hops on taste. Very sessionable.

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.

3.2
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 12/27/09. Poured into a mug. Pours a clear dark orange with a thin off-white head on top. Retention was lacking. Left very little lace. Scents of earthy hops, light orange, and biscuits. Full crisp body. Flavor was a little harsh and overly spicy. Bitterness was lingering and charring. This wasn’t the best representation of the style. It was decent, just not my thing.


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