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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When the British introduced draught pale ale to America, the Pipe Organ Pale Ale is what they had intended. It is truly British in character. Brewed with pale ale malt and a touch of caramel malt, it has a light copper color and subtle body. The maltiness is carefully balanced with only the best English hops - East Kent Goldings. Although this beer has a fair amount of hops, the caramel maltiness perfectly balances its profile.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2006
A very cloudy amber color with a tight, white head. Some hop in the nose as well as a very hard water, sulphate aspect. The very hard water used to produce this beer makes for a thin, profile-less beer. Pretty blah.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2006
NO head on this one...cloudy orange body, lots of floaties in the bottom of this glass. Noteably low -OH content. The aroma is filled with oranges and spices and is quite full. Highly spiced flavor. The flavor does not follow through with the promise of fullness that the aroma makes to you, but it is well-balanced with fruits, malts and herbalness. Slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2006
I dont quite understand why this beer has so many low ratings - I really havent been this impressed with a "mere pale ale" in quite some time - nice cloudy copper color, with a few suspended floaties - pretty full and spicy aroma, with the herbal quality of the kent goldings showing through - light body, sure, but it is a pale ale, is it not? - biscuity, bready malt is there in abundance, but washes clean in the finish, which may be why others characterize this as "thin-bodied" - semi-dry, toasty finish, with long-lingering hops presence - overall a really nice pale ale, and one that deserves more attention.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Pours a golden orange color with a off white head...bits of sediment throughout. Floral aroma...some light grass and light citrus and a bit of caramel malt. Flavor holds more of a grapefruit character with some melon rind...barley any malt character, but its there. Pretty thin over the tounge...perhaps a bit watery a times with a dry, bitter finish. Not bad session beer, though a little unbalanced and a bit thin in body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Cask, Church Brew Works

Deep Amber pour, Nice, frothy, creamy white head (reminds me of the look of guiness, only lighter in color.) Aroma spicy with fruity notes in the back. Flavor of Orange peels with caramel notes as well. Served at room temp, but as it got warmed more flavors of lavender and corriander were present. Full bodied. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (6474) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2006
12 oz bottle, via CMUBEERMAN. Pours a light copper, clear, with a small fizzy white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is some light floral hoppiness over a light caramel malt base, a little bit of husky graininess as well. Flavor is not especially pleasant, minimal hoppiness over a bland an husky grainy base. Weird metallic flavors on the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty run of the mill for a Pale Ale, light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, not good, and not worth seeking out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2006
Bottle from CMUBEERMAN. The beer pours to a glowing coppery orange colored body with a thin white head and so-so lacing. The aroma is apricot bubbleyum (if it exists). The flavor is your typical EPA. Grassy bitterness and bubbleyum gum. Hardly any malt profile. The palate is grassy, weak, medium-thin. Uninteresting. Not bad as far as EPAs go. Still, very plain and boring.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2006
Bottle. Perfumy floral aroma - orange bubbleyum with some spicy pale malt underneath. Very delicate and pleasant aroma. Thin, bitter and grassy mouthfeel/flavor. A dry bready pale malt base supports a crisp bitter grassy hop presence. A well-made English Pale but damnit its just not interesting. If it had some malt to chew on it would be better and the hops are too grassy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1620) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2006
Bottle. Ive come to the end of my variety case, so I guess its time to rate these suckers. Pours a hazy, gold/amber color with a thin tan head and tons of big, nasty floaties. A watered-down malty aroma with a little caramel and just a hint of lemony hops. Thin to medium body. A slightly smooth caramel body with a somewhat bitter, crisp finish. Nice balance. Not bad, just boring.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Purchased a 6-pack at the brewery while visiting a college buddy in Pittsburgh...Pours a hazy, shiny bronze with a very spare, spongy off-white head that completely vanished in seconds. No lacing at all...Smell light cereal malt and light citrus-lime hops. A clean, alcohol odor is also present...Medium bodied and an almost gritty like texture. Average carbonation with a chalky-bitter finish...Tastes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Warm metallic hops barely manage to cut through the overall blandness...Odd brew, slightly bitter but in a bad way. Thin and tinny for a Pale, maybe Im just not used to English Pales though. Not much balance between the malt and hops, was MUCH better on tap at the brewery hence the purchase. Hopefully more flavor will emerge as it warms because it is hard to rate....well.....nothing. However, decent craft beer.


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