RATINGS: 490   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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2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear rich amber color with a healthy, foamy head that lasts. Light cereal aroma with toast background. the sip sits more thinly than i would have expected with slight saltiness that fades quickly to a clean finish. Maybe a little too clean and a little disappointing. Overall, i would favor something more full bodied.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ganache (5773) - 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 theres 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4225) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2017
One of a number of accumulated 12 oz. bottles that made its 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleTamer12 (21) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2016
Nice cold beer in Boston. Poured medium dark amber and little carb..ination. Got better as the drink went on. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (932) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Clear amber. Full body, flavorful, rich mouthfeel, avg heat and carbonation, avg length. Bitter, dry, crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
17Beer (322) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Some citrus notes. Pours an opaque orange brown with a thin white head. Good lacing. A basic chalky taste with some light sours and leather notes. Good carbonation. Drinkable but not distinctive.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (1140) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2016
This pale ale poured a golden amber with next to no head even after a vigorous pour. Scents include honey, hay and a little grass. First swig was quite smooth. Initially hoppy with a med bite bitterness. Finish is a little grassy with some caramel. Hoppy bitterness lingers on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (1548) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours a lightly hazy brown-orange with tan head. A fruity malt and spice aroma. A heavy malt with some fruits, citrus hops, and grains. A sweet malt and lightly dry grain aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting and 12oz bottle. Poured a light copper, almost Amber with a thin head of light foam. Aroma was spicy with a sweet fruit note. Great carbonation helped bring out the bitterness of the hops very well and finished with a sweet caramel flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle - no label taken - pours orange white head - nose/taste of malt, light hop and grain toast - medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2591) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Drag vat 466. Pours medium amber with a white head. Aroma is light grains, caramel, grapefruit. Flavor is light grains, light caramel, mild grapefruit Hop. Grassy bitter in the finish.


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