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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours gold with a good off-white head. Lots of pine both in aroma and taste. Hoppy for a lower-alcohol IPA. Pretty good overall.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1113) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Tap at eureka in palm desert. Dark gold with medium white head and good lacing. Sweet hop aroma. Very sticky. Hoppy but with syrupy malt and fruit like elements. Not a one dimensional beer. But not sure I prefer it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1625) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Draft at base camp Tahoe -. Pours amber, not really pale but beautiful with an ivory head and sick lacing. Aroma is ripe berry, pine resin. Nice creamy mouth feel. Strawberry, pepper, citrus, traces of caramel. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (12613) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is pine, citrus, grass. Medium body, grapefruit, pine, lingering bitter finish, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PugUglyBrewer (327) - - DEC 9, 2016
Cloudy gold color with a healthy white head of foam. Juicy, bright citrus with a dialed-in balance of cereal malt. Up there with Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale in being one of the greats.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1871) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2016
From a bottle. Just what you would expect, well made with a big slap of hops, super sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10709) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2016
On tap at the Office. Pours a clear gold with an orange hue with a white head that dissipates to to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grass with earthy grains and a hint of earthy pine. Flavor is very similar with grass supposed by earthy grains and earthy pine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a thinner white head on top. Aroma of grapefruit, oranges and herbal hoppyness. Flavor is mildly bitter, citrussy again and a bit dull overall. An enjoyable drink for sure, but not as fragrant or full flavored as Id hoped. Carbonation is medium, aftertaste is short and light bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (691) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 8, 2016
Cest bon. Trs aromatique. Nez trs orange, assez tropical (mangue, papaye. Tout petit fond rsineux. Bouche plus aqueuse que ce que jesprais. Mais on retrouve bien les agrumes, un lger maltage qui accompagne bien le tropical.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1233) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, fruit, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Super malty and fruity together with a soft palate, making it extremely drinkable and refreshing. Does nothing wrong, but never stands out at the same time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (664) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottled on 19 Jan 2016. Fairly clear amber with small white head. Grassy and piney hop aromas, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, light caramel malt. The taste has a nice crusty bready malt, tangerine, passionfruit, pineapple, pine. Light bodied, good carbonation. Excellent pale ale.


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