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style
RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
North Shore style hoppy pale ale.

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3.4
gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Tap; pours semi clear copper with an off white head; aroma of citrus, caramel, and some bready hints; taste is bittersweet with caramel, citrus, and malt; dry, light bitter finish with some pine hints

3
jackl (8300) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Keg @ Fitgers. Gold pour with a small head. Mild caramel and honeyed bread on the fairly mellow nose. Surprisingly assertive falvor. Some unfortunately blunt aspirin-like bitterness. Green bitterness. Peppery herb. Gentle cereal backbone. Medium body, soft carb.

3.3
commonmac (1314) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Tap at Fitgers Brewhouse in a pint glass. Blonderedhead also imbibing. Straw golden with a hue of orange distinguishing it from a standard domestic. Full finger of white head. Nice lacing. Nose is a slight floral citrus with a pine accent. Taste has plenty of bitterness as expected since hops are in charge. Not a lot of sweetness coming through. Pine and a citrus rind characteristic. Not for a non-hop fan. Relatively easy to drink but I’m missing some balance. Average.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap. Off white head with some lacing and dark gold color. A-soft pine with some citrus. T-earthy/some orange hops, light/medium malt.

3.3
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Growler purchased at brewery on duluth trip...4 days old...wtf..this one was decent...very drinkable...just a bit malty for me...hops was present just needed more..

3.1
crossovert (13742) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Draft. Light amber color hints of gold, foamy white head. Citrus aroma, flaovr is citrusy, spice, not too sweet.

3.9
Obfuscate (593) - Minneapolis, - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at the brewery in Duluth. Pretty good nose of pine and fruit. Easy drinking pale ale pretty refreshing light bitterness in back. Solid.

3.5
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
On tap. Sweet candyish caramel aroma in balance with fresh grapefruit and cream. Crystal clear copper under a lasting thin white cover that laces the glass. Assertive bitterness and well attenuated caramel malt flavour with pine hops and faint grapefruit peel. Medium light body, medium carbonation, fairly crisp.

3.4
Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On tap at GTMW 2014
A reintroduction to Fitgers started with a basic session beer. Buried at its heart is that upper Midwestern niceness that asks for permission before smothering you in hops. Bright and citrusy, this draft exemplifies the typical Fitgers attention to detail.

Aroma / Appearance - A light coppery body shimmers in the bright summer afternoon light. Fluid with just a thin trace of head, the body slowly unfolds with waves of citrusy hops, mellow malts, and an understated nature that feels apt for a beer from Minnesota.

Flavor / Palate - A burst of citrus tickles the tongue. It then explodes with a rich flavor that carries into a crisp finish. A refreshing beer packed with flavor tempts one to stay and get more more pours. If this is a regular draft I will be ordering one when I visit Duluth some day.

3.7
Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. This is a very good, textbook APA. It delivers a sturdy malt backdrop, then a slippery, citric hop flourish. A go-to choice. (#5675, 8/29/2014)


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