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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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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roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Pours a hazy light orange color with a very minimal amount of fizzy white head. Aroma is a mix of caramel and citrus fruits. Flavor is light and watery, slight citrus flavor. Overall, an ok session beer.

2.8
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
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
notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2006
I donít quite understand why this beer has so many low ratings - I really havenít 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
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 itís 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
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
kramer (6682) - 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
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 EPAís go. Still, very plain and boring.

2.9
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 itís just not interesting. If it had some malt to chew on it would be better and the hops are too grassy.

3.2
lamas (1636) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2006
Bottle. Iíve come to the end of my variety case, so I guess itís 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.


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