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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Its fitting this experimental pale ale was the first beer brewed at our Portland Pub. This XPA gets its bitter twist from Nugget, and Northern Brewer hops, then delivers a pronounced citrus kick from Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. Consider this your next hop obsession.

Malt: Crystal
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial
192 Calories

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (1013) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy copper-gold, with smallish head. Aroma has some citrus and tropical fruit/floral character. Flavor is very hop-bitter (loads of pine and spruce), with citrus and a nice sweetness. Really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5542) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle. Except for decent co2 on the palate, this is an IPA. Looks like a yuengy. Bitter hop obsession fer sure. Long bitter nearly astringent finish. Enough already.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crispaire (126) - - AUG 24, 2016
Carrot orange color. Pillowy head. Really aromatic, with traces of malt, citrus, and herbs. Creamy texture. Long pleasant bitterness. One of the better pale ales Ive tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (653) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Had it on tap, pours a murky brownish hue. Sweet smellin streaky lacing, and very smooth tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (12550) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2016
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza South Lamar. Pours a hazy orange gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus and pine. Medium body, wheat, floral, citrus, light finish, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5665) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle from VE, best by 07/27/16. Nose earth and caramel, does have grapefruit sweetness and a hint of wood and dank. Pour deep but clear golden, leaning over amber into lightest brown, big rock and lacing beige head. Taste medium bitter with light sweetness that accumulates to medium big caramel and heavy cracker, touch dusty, grapefruit and really fresh/natural juiciness, some dank and woodsy character, Nugget all over this, and the nice dark toffee and bark of Northern Brewer. Fullish body, a little slimy but thats ameliorated by swishy malt depth. Very light hints of astringency and aspartame. Represents something of an alternate universe where IPAs took a different path; interesting to try, but probably a one-time-only thing for me. [2016.08.07: 3.3]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (925) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Sample from bottle during Woody T. Barrel visit at Hy-Vee. Poured copper, white head. Aroma was citrus, grass, cedar. Taste was medium bitter, grapefruit, pine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (335) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Pours clear copper, relatively sustained frothy white head. Slight resin aroma, a hint of moss. Lots of flavor... starts pine resin, evolves into a tropical profile, with trace of sweetness, with a long dry finish. Palate is particularly nice, having a rich texture at the center. Enjoyable, straightforward, some notable flavor combinations, no complaints,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2489) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Draft to taster at source pour dark gold to light copper with thin ecru head. Nose melon and soap, light caramel. Taste melon, date, stone fruit then bubble gum. Mid palate moderate bitterness and light grain. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernbourbon (1576) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Draft at Portland brewpub. pour is nearly clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor are cookie malt and pine hops with some light resinous notes. Light bready finish with some lingering floral hop character. clean. drinkable. not too exciting but nothing wrong with it.

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