RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A classic American Pale Ale with well-pronounced fruity, floral and citrus-like American-varietal hop bitterness, flavor & aroma, medium body, low-medium maltiness and fruity-ester flavor. World Beer Championships Award: Silver Medal 2011

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2011
My go-to beer at Destihl. This beer pours an amber/orange with a froth white head. The nose is dominated by c-hops and has a strong citrus component. A slight maltiness complements the bitterness in the mouth.

Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Growler poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of caramel, bread and citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter citrus finish.

reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a clear golden amber with a medium white head. Aroma has light toasty malts, tea, and a hint of honey. Flavor follows suit...fairly malty...hints of dry leaves and earthy bitterness too...Some pine. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry earthy/piney finish.

brokensail (16631) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap @ Destihl. Light amber colored pour with a white head. Bread, tea, and toasted malt on the nose. Some floral hops, orange peel, and a fair amount of pine. Somewhat sweet taste. Fairly heavy on the bread and toast. Decent floral hops and a bit of citrus. Some grass and earth. Hints of fruit esters.

deyholla (12038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear golden amber with an off white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of grass with a bit of pine and an earthy grain backbone. Flavor has a good amount of earthy pine and grass with a bread backbone.

crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Just not a great example of this style, thin and watery, no hop flavor or aroma, strictly sweet and slightly fruity malts.

jandd1983 (4550) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Sampled at Destihl. It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of cirtus hops and a nice malty backbone. The taste was similar to the aroma. Very good.

hayduke (5616) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
On tap in a sampler glass at the brewpub in Normal while on my way to Dark Lord Day. Pours a clear gold orange with an off-white head with good lacing. Nose is caramel malts with a good dose of floral, citrus, and grassy hops. Smells really fresh. Medium body. Clean smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is really well balanced between the malts an the hops. The finish shows some tropical fruit and perfect bitterness. A really good APA. Far and away my favorite beer at this brewery. .

hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Brewhaha. Pours golden orange with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, spice, and malt. Taste is way hoppier than I had anticipated. Notes of caramel, citrus, spice, and a tad bit of pine. Had a nice malt backbone that didn’t overpower the hops.

nuplastikk (6420) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at DeStihl, Filtered orange-tan, thin off-white head. A really nice session beer, refreshing, with a bold hop character. Spicy, peppery, grapefruit..lots of hop depth. A really great example of the style. Clean, toasty.

DuffMan (10612) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub in Champaign. Medium golden amber, lacy white head. Aroma is nice, lots of soft tropical fruit. Fruity hop character, light caramel malts, soundly bitter finish. Solid pale ale.

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