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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Celebrating over 25 years of celebrating Sub Pop Records, with beer. Specifically, this beer: Brewed with Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-Hell malts. Bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with Crystal hops.

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3.5
Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.2
lamas (1636) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Different label than that in the picture. A hazy rusty pour with a thin beige head. Crisp caramel maltiness, hints of dates, zesty citrus rinds, and artificial lemon juice comprise the aroma. Thin to medium-bodied on the way down. The taste starts with a surprising amount of chewy caramel and toffee. Some sweet cereal graininess and hints of dates follow. Citrus rinds and a light grapefruitiness at the bitter end. A drop of artificial lemon in the finish. Touches of warming alcohol throughout. Forgettable.

3.6
ganache (5893) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Fresh growler. Nose super juicy, fruity and citric. Caramel and spicy, light toffee and earth, but that’s faint. Copper orange pour with a foamy beige head. Taste soapy and lightly biter but a great collection of hop oils without the resin or assault. Cleansing and very clean. Love the melon. Alcohol is superbly hidden, palate says this feels more like 4-4.5%. Nice balance here, caramel back off, floral overtones surge forward and the juiciness remains! Medium body and an awesome quaff this is.

3.2
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a creamy light tan head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma: Bitter orange and lemon, reminds me of fruity pebbles, balanced by caramel.
Taste: Light bitterness of grapefruit is balanced by some malts with a touch of lemon. Very mild.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: 7% isn’t a pale ale to me. Either up the IBUs or lower the alcohol. Either way this isn’t impressive.

4.3
onceblind (9626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Hazy orangeish copper with a generous foamy white head. Nice balanced and complex aroma full of earthy sweet toffee with a sweet grapefruit zest and sweet leafy/floral hop tone. Flavor starts with a sweet and malty toffee flavor, combined with a gentle floral/lemony bitterness finished with a leafy hop flavor. All very balanced and very tasty.

3.8
Ferris (15235) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle - Cereal, grassy and some citrus hops. Some toasted malts as well. Clear gold with a huge head. Tropical and subtle fruits, much tamer than the smell. Malts and a bit of bitterness give this a very sessionable pale ale that you could likely drink all night without killing you palate. A nice ale, but not as aggressive as I would have hoped.

3.4
DeanF (2456) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
When poured chilled there’s very little head and an okay golden body, clear, slight bubbling. Very sweet overlapping hop profile that’s not too overpowering but incredibly sweet. Flavour is a sparkly lemon with intense citrus notes and a very dry hop finish. Leaves the tongue scrunched up. Quite well done for one of these hoppy pacific northwest brews.

3.9
gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Poured a lightly hazy orangish amber. The head was about 2 fingers and a creamy light beige with large bubbles. The head reduced to about 1/2 inch in a few minutes. There were lots of carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. A very nice aroma of citrus grapefruit and caramel malt. The beer has a thicker creamy texture and good carbonation. There is a good grapefruit flavor and a grapefruit rind hops bitterness. There is also a good caramel malt sweetness that balances the hops nicely. The hops lasts well into the finish with a good mellow bitterness. Kind of surprised that this isn’t rated higher. This is an amped up pale ale. It could be a very good IPA.

4
DuffMan (10421) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Light orange, white head. Ooooohhh I like this hop profile! Guava, gooseberries, a little cat piss. Quenching. Not sure why this doesn’t score higher.

3.4
Dank (8) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
This starts with a malty nose. Not unpleasant but nothing to write home about. The flavor is malt forward followed up with a refreshing bitterness. Overall a nice pale ale.


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