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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We utilize two types of American hops in such a way that we put the flavor of these hops center stage and let their bitterness fade into the background. The hop-forward character of this Pale Ale shines through in the unique, tropical fruit flavor of two American hop varieties. Enjoy this offering with a fresh approach to how a Pale Ale expresses its inner hoppiness.

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3.2
Finhead (1763) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Hazy, copper pour with a white head. The aroma has earthy hops with some mild fruitiness. It has a light body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a quick, easy finish.

3
weitz15 (585) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2016
What a pale ale. This smells like a pale, taste slightly hoppy, and finishes dry. Nothing special here, run of the mill PA.

2.8
Roger60 (222) - - FEB 16, 2016
SB MoS, burk. frisk fyllig med vitt skum. Burk jag vet inte, ska nog cara drsft. OK men inte mer. Bättre i Vail.

4.1
uhclem (429) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2016
12oz can at home. Pours a honey gold with minimum head and lacing. Nose is fruit, bread and (good) funk. Taste is mellow and recapitulates the nose, with a little malt at the end. Mouthfeel is rich and the finish lingers nicely. If you are an IPA person, as I am, you will like this.

3.3
scarletfire65 (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Can at home, pre Super Bowl 50. Pretty orangey amber pour with a big white head. Bready sweet malts on the nose. Lots of jammy fruits, notes of cooked berries, orange marmalade, piney hops. Bitter finish. Fuller bodied. Basic but good.

3.3
rayaron (1841) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear golden with white head. Aroma of citrus, some tropical fruits and sweet fruits. Bitterish flavor with notes of citrus, a bit piney and grassy. Light to medium-bodied.

3
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Tasted on 1/27/16 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Frugal. Pours hazy orange copper with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace, sticking to the sides of the glass. The nose is primarily toasted cereal malt with just a hint of herbal hops poking through. The flavor is herbal bitterness up front moving to a very light yeasty note, and finishing with the same toasted cereal from the nose. The body is medium, somewhat sticky, with lively carbonation, and a medium malty and herbal bitter finish. Very easy to drink, but not terribly exciting or balanced.

3.3
Tmoney99 (14497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and soft malt aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Good brew.

2.9
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
Can in bed on NYE/NYD. Start as you mean to go on. Pretty blue tin from Nacka Forum Systembologet pouring peachy and opaque beneath a silken white mousse. Aroma comprises battered sausage, honey and lemon lozenges, not much. But it is semi-frozen and straight off M&D’s patio. More interesting flavour with a deeper nuttiness than expected underscoring sherbet, peach iced tea and nectarine. Soapy, floral and medium bitter to finish. Decent orange and blackcurrant pastille notes. Too much soggy Crystal but perfectly decent.

2.5
ChazZ (2) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
Pours a hazey orange-gold in color, topped with a pale tan head. Looks okay so far. Something here smells a bit off-style. I know there are two hops used, but can’t recall which ones, but it’s a fermenting fruit meets vegetal character (not cooked cabbage, thankfully) and stand out immediately. Thankfully there’s nice notes of tropical fruit (mango, pineapple) underneath the dominant character and I know that’s what the folks like in their pale ales these days, so I can’t knock that. Yeasty, and a bit sweet. More yeast on the first sip, along with some mint and other (oily) hop character, but nothing approaching a classic pale ale or even the "new" light and tropical fruity-dominated hops character. Nope, this one is muddled and much different. Biscuit malt notes (great!) underscore the dominant and confusing hop profile, along with some decent bitterness to carry that dry and biscuity malt. Drinkability is not bad; At 6% this one certainly drinks lighter, it’s just that I can’t where I’d take the opportunity to drink very much of it in the first place. I hate to dog any beer --especially one which may be past its prime-- but based on this single go-round I wouldn’t recommend this one.


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