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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Named for one of western North Carolina’s 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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4.9
silva6411 (6) - King, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2017 does not count
This is definitely my favorite beer locally that I've ever tasted. Great day drinker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Pint glass, frosty...very delicious pale, hoppy, tastes much like a west coast pale, herbal, oily, and well-carbonated, beautiful red-amber color. Leaves a nice velvety coating on the palate.

4.2
ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma is all piney hops. The taste matches the aroma with a bitter finish.

4.1
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2013
From bottle. Pours golden in color with nice head. Aroma was floral and sweet. Taste followed with roasted malt, caramel and hops. Slight bitterness. Very good.

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kaseyk (20) - jenkinsville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2008
slightly hoppy dry aroma. ale is clear rich amber, with nice continuous head. balanced malt and hop at the front of the palate, slightly grainy in a very pleasurable way. this ale finishes very dryly with an amazing balance between malt and hop. a very drinkable and enjoyable experience throughout! cheers and thank you for this lovely drink david gustavson and jamie

3.9
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2005
from the tap at the brew pub. pours a clear yellow-gold with little white head. some lacing throughout. aroma is very hoppyand grass. tastes like grass and hops and tons of raw carrots. great!

3.9
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Great pale ale. Nice hoppyness that is tartly crisp. The hops really draw out the strong flavor of citrus in this one. Nice and light lending to the crispness.

3.9
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, orangey-copper body with a medium-sized, near white head. Smell: Pale malts with scents hinting of biscuits, of toffee while the hops yield oily orange peelings and softly resinous pine. Taste: Biscuity, lightly toasty pale malts with some sweet toffee and blonde caramel notes. Restrained pine atop citrusy orangey tastes. Moderately bitter. The citrus and bitterness holds firm through the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, though not quite thin. Medium carbonation. Overall: A straight-forward, solid, no-thrills APA.

3.8
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Sampled at the 12th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Clear amber pour with a thin white head that settles to a ring. Strong hop notes in the aroma, more piney hops on the tongue over a nice pale malt base with solid body and caramel.

3.8
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Beer 44 Asheville trip. Light clear orange appearance. Aroma is slight caramel and citric hops. Flavor is a match, grapefruit, lightly earthy and a hint of floral. Pleasant APA, liked this one. Well done.


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