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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American Pale Ale. For batch number 1500, Josh & Brian decided to brew a big hoppy beer, yet make it quaffable by keeping the alcohol level down. Turns out everyone liked it so much, that it is now brewed year-round. Loads of Simcoe and Amarillo hops are blended in the fermenter, just after fermentation has finished, to impart a huge aroma of pine and citrus.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle pour at Bumble in Los Altos, CA. Aroma is lemon, crispy grains, some hoppy / grassy notes. Earthy and bitter with springish / summery vibes. Solid and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4240) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, peach and light vanilla. Taste is mild fruity sweet with a very subtle bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (3043) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle sweet and bitter tones. Citrus, caramel, malts, pine and tropical fruits. Refreshing not too special IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - FEB 28, 2016
I get a bitter hoppy aroma with a slight sweetness aroma in this hazy yellow brew with a small white head forming around the glass. Sweet then immediately bitter than sweet again ending in a decent balance in this medium bodied brew. The hop flavor is very grassy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (697) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2015
This is a fantastic pale ale, well worth a try. DIdnt write down tasting notes, just an overall score. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AnokaBrewer (171) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2015
On tap at OnFire Pizza in San Ramon, CA. Great hoppy beer.Full hop aroma and flavor. Golden in color. Nice bitter finish from the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a hazy golden yellow on tap with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma is big citrus and pine hop notes over slight biscuit malt. Taste follows, resinous and awesome. Clean and easy, great session pale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (10308) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle at Als in San Francisco. Translucent golden orange coloured pour with a fine lasting white head. Aroma is nice resinous piney hop, light caramel malts, orange. Flavour is composed of light base grains, biscuit, pine needle hop, light orange rind. Palate is crisp, powdery, moderate carbonation, super dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - NOV 16, 2015
5.5%ABV. Pale Ale. Poured out of the bottle a deep clear amber. 16SRM. Nose is full of orange bloosoms, ripe Valencia oranges, kumquats and has a floral component to it suggestive of orchids. Mouthfeel is carbonated and soapy. There are pale malt flavors of water biscuit and wheat toast. There are some nice roasted barley flavor notes, rough cracked barley, grits, and nutty flavors of almonds and hazelnuts. Finish is medium with a piney, resinous finish with a surprisingly brief bitter finish. Overall, an experience that is characteristic of a pale ale AND an IPA. Nicely balanced. Goes on Favorites List!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (3269) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2015
12 oz bottle purchased for less than your usual soda. Bottle purchased at Special Brews. Pours an oily yellow color with a full inch of foaming head that lasts. A full coating of foam lacing to go with it as well. So these guys are over 5000 batches now, its kinda cool to see one hang on for this long. I can totally see why, the beer is solid. Huge hop character through the aroma. Flavor closely matches with a grapefruit, lemon like fruit background. Piney through both. Mild citrus splash finish, and quite cool. This beer was so fine. Very tasty. Lovely. Delicious. Quite piquant for sure. Any other adjective really. I mentioned it before in my last rating of a Drakes beer, but it seems like I never really saw there stuff around this area until recently. So far all has been good, and this beer is no exception. I really tried to make this rating wordy enough to reach as many characters as this beers batch number is, but this challenge has proved much harder than I originally thought. I have a strange history of every 100 ratings or so throwing in a rating or two that rambles on for so long I have to wonder if people think its just plain dumb, if I earn a chuckle or two, or if anyone reads it at all. In my opinion, these ratings are for my own personal knowledge, and if I feel like making this a game of my own than thats cool. The way I see it, its a semi memorable rating for a very memorable beer. 1500 isnt so hard, one thing for sure, thats a lot of beer.


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