RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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An amber English-style ale that has a nice balance between hops and malt. It's the most popular of our beers and the most versatile in terms of pairing with food or people.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2013
It poured a medium copper color with a two inch thick off-white head that leaves a fair amount of foamy lacing in my nonic. The body is brown/orange with barely any carbonation is seen rising. The smell is balanced between the malts and the hops with a slight herbal aroma. The taste is balanced between the malts and the hops. A good sweetness dominates the taste. The palate is medium with a good smooth and creamy feel. It leaves a wet finish with a sweet aftertaste. This is a pretty drinkable beer. Overall, this is good for its style and good for me.


3.3
Zilverenmaan (315) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2017
Aroma rather faint. Taste stronger: gentle hopy and bitter, some malts, well balanced, rather thin though. Soft, lingering bitter aftertaste. MF slightly oily. Decent.

3.3
tightslice (1525) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle from Cork in Hoboken, NJ. Aroma is hoppy cracker. Taste is mild tang, citrus. Very drinky dranky.

3
Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 24, 2017
From May 2007 Compliments of jwc215...thanks, Joe! This pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy amber with a nice head of foam that eventually shrinks to a fine layer and has some good lacing. The smell has a fruity and sweetish nose to it. I like it. The taste on first sip is big on bread followed by some hop fruitiness and some good caramel malty sweetness. Very tasty. Further sips in and my palate is really liking this brew. So smooth and yet so tasty....the hops try hard to take over but the more than ample malt presence keeps it in check and makes for some very good balance except in the finish, where it ends up being both bready and slightly bitter. Good aftertaste. Bottom line: This is a very good APA and I particulary like how neither the hops nor the malt dominates the flavour. I recommend it.

2.8
tfontana (1184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Taster pour at Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival. Appearance is light brown with a light covering of off-white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is general graininess-- almost metallic--light pilsner-type malts. Taste is mild. Light grain, benign floral sweetness. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, soft-to-average carbonation and finish as taste, floral to lightly sweet and nondescript malty finish. Overall, this is sort of bland, with some bitterness.

4.1
harpo40 (35) - Eastham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Loved the copper color! Well balanced taste with some fruit and malt coming through. Very little bitterness, making it easy to drink. Overall, a refreshing and tasty beer.

3.1
mmattox (2) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2017 does not count
Decent beer. Pretty average taste and palate. Aroma felt forced and unlike a classic pale ale. Appearance was nice

3
rcon23 (1) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2017 does not count
Slight bitterness, good color, not much else I could say. But I needed 75 characters. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
lavaaaron (127) - - JUL 4, 2017
Nutty. Right off the bat, toasty and malty but flavors. Very simple profile and on the palate, after that initial taste there is not much left. Not bad, easy drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
ganache (6087) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle. Nose rich in orange, grapefruit, toast and caramel malts, very sweet. Pour clear, dark amber gradient with a foamy beige head. Taste medium-bitter, lightly sweet, earthy and light woody, faintly astringent but not bad; major component is strong toast. Malt is a little flabby but there’s enough complexity to compensate, unfortunately most of the fruity hop lure has disappeared. Medium body, nicely crisp with subtle brown and amber shades and depths, finding like 15% Altbier ancestry here and larger English influence. Enjoyed. [2017.03.28: 3.1]

3.3
tmoreau (4735) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2017
One of a number of accumulated 12 oz. bottles that made it’s way to the back of my cellar frig, poured to a mug at home showing a hazed, orangey amber color, with some soft white froth, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was a bit of dankness & resin, followed by some fruitiness of citrus & pit variety, with hints of breadiness and caramel sweetness. Ditto on the flavor, a little less than medium bodied, with decent carbonation, and modest citrus & rind bitterness, accompanied by touches of tartness and dryness. An acceptable Pale with some IPA tendencies.


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