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RATINGS: 144   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
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2004 Amber body with a thin, soapy head. Aroma of floral hops and some citrus. A flavor with malts & hops of a good APA with decent hop bitterness at the end, intruding on the maltiness. Low carbonation. Another good brew from Central Waters.

3.6
badgerben (5254) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Golden color with a thin white head. Very hoppy aroma. Not much malt to balance out the hops in the taste. It is quite bitter and dry. Not the best pale ale, but certainly above average.

3.6
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is sweet grapefruit. This smells like an IPA more than there IPA actually does. Pours a transparent goldish-orange with a decent off-white head with fair retention. Okay lacing. Initial maltiness with some caramel followed by a light to below moderate citrus hop finish. Has a rather fruity taste to it as well. Very smooth and easy drinking. Light hop aftertaste.

3.6
Styles (2014) - 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.

3.6
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
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2006
12 oz bottle. Gold in color with a nice fluffy white head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Citrusy and fruity notes. Malty and hoppy flavor. Smokey notes. Medium bodied. Finish is hoppy. Nice beer.

3.6
SuIIy (1983) - 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.

3.6
Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2007
Picked up a few from Trigs in Wausau, WI. Pours a orange copper color with a medium off white head. Some lacing on glass. Aroma is toasted grain with some scent of young apples. Taste of more hops than medium barley malt. A long dry citrus finish with some mid bitterness. A little drier than most pale ales I’ve tried.

3.6
tennisjoel (1476) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle from non ratebeer friend Jason...a special surprise that I didn’t even ask for. Thanks JT. Pour is orange golden with a sufficient sized head. Aroma is fruity. Apples, pears, and as the last rater mentioned, cereal like notes. This is a solid tasting brew. I’m impressed by my first central water brew. I’m looking to sample some more in the future.

3.6
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Very nice. Pours a pale amber body with a decent creamy head. Heavy lacework. It has an aroma of tart tangerines and orange zest. There’s just enough sweet pale malt to balance out the flavor nicely, the citrus tastes dominating over all. Nice mildly bitter finish. A good session ale.

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