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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named for one of western North Carolinas iconic landmarks. A classic American style Pale Ale brewed with British Pale and Caramel Malts, and aggressively hopped with Cascade for superior aroma and flavor. In name and in taste, a landmark beer.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8883) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Light citric hoppy aroma with some grassy notes. The flavor has floral and grassy hops, light citric fruity notes, pale clean malty notes, and not much sweetness. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Draft at the brew pub. nutty and malty flavors. Some piney hop flavors, very light bittering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
From sampler flight at Foothills. Excellent pale ale with a crisp bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Bright and copper. Light but still lacing. Tangy and quite citric. Sucks the moisture right out of your mouth. Delish. (#4276, 10/4/2011)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13566) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
A translucent amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, butterscotch malt with faint British hops. In mouth, a nice honey laden malt, lingering over smooth Cascade hops, a bit light but good. On tap at the brewpub, August 13, 2011.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3430) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2011
at G2B pub in Durham. another on the list of how I hadnt rated this yet, oh well, Good aroma, sweet, citrusy, lemon & orange, little caramel malt. Clean golden orange color, small head, little to no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Lite body, smooth oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Nice easy to drink pale ale. aroma is best part for me. nice citrusy notes. always happy with a Pilot mountain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2011
6 oz sample at Foothills on 7/24/11. orange pour with small white head. citrus hop nose with nice caramel malt notes. medium body with citrus bitterness balanced well with caramel malt tones. semi-dry finish with lingering bitterness and light fruits. good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Good beer. A cloudy pale ale with a yellowish hue. The taste has citrus and pine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25652) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a clear reddish copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2943) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2011
A copper color with white head. Aroma is faint with citrus and caramel. Flavor is bitter with mainly lemons but little else going on. Very one dimensional. Aftertaste is a little odd. Very average


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