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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship pale is a classic British pale ale with a nod to the legendary beers of Burton-on-Trent. Copper-colored, dry, clean and crisp with lots of late hope taste in an appetizing complex with ale fruitiness from imported Hampshire yeast.
Ingredients: Two row English malt (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt Hood, Tettnang and Fuggle Hops.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger off-white shade. Its actually pretty uniform in texture - thick, too. Retention is pretty solid and lacing is minor. S: Its mainly toasted malts on the forefront, with a fruity undercurrent (think stone fruit). Slight hints of diacetyl are also present. As it sits in the glass, it shows off more fruit notes. Not bad, not bad at all. T: Again, toasted is a decent word to describe the flavor profile. Some nondescript fruit esters congeal at the middle of the palate before an upsurge of (malt) bitterness finishes this off. The aforementioned fruit notes pop up more strongly on certain sips. Its certainly well made and balanced well - its just not my style at all. M: I could use a bit more crisp dryness to help counteract the malty linger on the palate. The carbonation here is quite zesty, but its not quite enough. Having said that, its not undrinkable by any stretch - it seems to become drier as I drink more of this, in fact. O: Biases against crystal malt and English-style pale ales aside, this one does the job well. Its richer than its low ABV would suggest, too. The old adage "its not you, its me" is appropriate for this one. Still, I can imagine this one being rock-solid on cask.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Rich amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, light hops, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, pine hops, caramel, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hiledd (100) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Honey and herbal, grassy aroma. Copper color, clear. Full body with biscuit malt start and bitter then sweet finish. Biscuit, toffee, honey, and bitter flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slubgob (317) - West Hartford, USA - AUG 21, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Bottle into plastic water glass. Dark brown, creamy head. Malty aroma. Medium malt in the mouth, decent hoops. Medium finish. Refreshing, not overly hopped. Solid if nothing terribly special. Reminds me of Newcastle with a bit more hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markducommun (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Orange gold, light tan head. Grain, slight pine resin, floral. Lightly bitter, some sweetness. Lighter body, some acidity. Bit of carbonation. Fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaser (5975) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine. Dark orange and clear. Malty and dank fruit taste. Blah.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (220) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
More of an Amber ale in my opinion but does have a little bit of a bitter pale ale finish, resembles an American pale more than a British.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Pours amber with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, citrus. Taste is of malt, caramel, bitterness, citrus. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: OK, but forgettable. No major flaw.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1457) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Bright amber orange with a small bubbly beige head. Faint toasted malt nose. Dry firm toasted malt flavor upfront. Slightly citrus fruit hops in middle with spicy bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp with some astringency. Very British in character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (2973) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Very malty and dey flavored. Ends with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Leaves a malt flavor on the palate. Pours a deep cooper in color with a thick tan head. Had at home from beer of the month. Okay at best ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1452) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Copper amber brew iwth off white head. Nice aroma of light malts, aromatic hops and a hint of fruit. Taste is dry up front and moderately hops foreward with some crispness showing up at the start of the swallow. Toasted malts with a moderate but complex hoppiness in the middle and finish. Good palate, good all around.


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