RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
We start with a mellow malt base to showcase the hops against a lightly grainy sweetness. Zeus, Centennial and Zythos hops are used in the boil and again in dry hopping to maximize hop aroma and flavor. The result is a superbly drinkable Pale Ale loaded with zest, pine, and a touch of citrus.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (6267) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured an okay looking hazy dark golden/amber body with a small off white head. Aroma of grains, citrus rinds, yellow grapefruit, bread crusts and some dry hop cones. Medium bodied with average carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor isn’t quite as good as the aroma with notes of crusty grains, cereal, dry citrus rinds. Not bad.

yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy yellow, small white head. Aroma is peachy and citrusy hoppy. Bitter, citrusy and dry peachy hoppy. Dry and bitter far finish.

Jow (3927) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2016
At Draught 55. Pale gold in color nose is spicy hops and crackers. Tastes of water cracker, zesty white pepper, hay, hint of citrus. Light bodied and easy drinking.

Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Clear light yellow pour with a slight white head and lacing. Something odd with this beer, while the nose is really nice (slightly citrus) the taste is off: higher alcohols, turpentine, rubbing alcohol. Yuck.

trapped (3150) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 9, 2016
Draught. Lightly hazy bright yellow, small foamy white head, citrus aroma, medium carbonation, sharp citrus taste, thin body, long bitter finish. Very strong citrus flavor.

Rexvillenative (12) - Lewiston, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Community Beer Works brews fantastic beer. Purchased at the brewery in a growler. Easy to drink and tastes great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 30, 2015
CBW Frank APA Thanks to Rudy! From tap in Buffalo to my belly in 48 hours. Also, my first CBW beer. Appearance: vibrant yellow, lots of visible carbonation with a medium pure white head. Aroma: lemon zest, citrus, slight sweetness, smells great. Flavour: grapefruit and mango, lovely amount of carbonation on the tongue, nicely bitter with a fruity and bitter finish. Lovely.

GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
Mini-growler from the brewery. Clear and bright orange-gold with a thin white head. Both aroma and flavour are a simple and solid combination of lightly toasted grain and citrus & pine hops. Body is crisp and clean. A tasty, well-crafted, and yes, I’ll say it, "sessionable" beer. If I lived closer to Buffalo, this would be a regular in my fridge.

Kevuas (5) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
Frank poured a pale to deep gold and showed a ample foam that dissipated into a retaining half-finger head. The aroma of Frank is pine and a tad bit of citrus. Frank is made with Zeus, Centennial, and Zythos hops. Zeus hops (of CTZ trio fame) are known for being aromatic and pleasant, and Frank certainly possesses those categories in aroma and taste. Centennial hops are another hallmark addition to American-style ales, and Frank benefits from these hops as well. Frank is rounded off by the addition of Zythos hops, which impart some tropical and citrus tones to the taste- but not a lot. More so, Frank smacks of raw hop oil resin and is a little sticky and sweet. The mouthfeel is light to medium and Frank finishes dry. There is a distinct and recognizable quality about Frank that renders this beer highly drinkable. Frank is a blend of American-style hops but not overpoweringly so. And there is a base malt sweetness, but not ostentatiously so. There is nothing offensive about Frank; a sign of balance and blend success. Frank tastes fresh and delicious.

bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Growler to glass. Pours a pretty clear golden color. Aromas were all fairly light with pine, citrus, and spice. Flavor followed the nose with some woody notes. Light body and thin. Carbonation was average and bitter to finish. Average beer, just nothing special and I’d prefer a strong profile from an APA.

JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Growler from the brewery. Pale golden pour with a thick white head. The aroma is bright and zesty. Lean malts with a hint of grassy/zesty hops. Peppery and fresh with a lingering bitterness. Clean and slightly crackery with a bit of lemon and some kiwi-like character. Solid pale ale.

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