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RATINGS: 1259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An assertively hopped American Pale Ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops. Subtle malt flavors balance the hop profile and provide a satisfying dry finish.

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3.8
boto (2283) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2003
A fairly good amount of hop bite here. Not over the top, though. A very good effort.

3.8
JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Really fresh tasting pale. Superb session ale that has a nice citrusy hops burst and nice underlying malt presence. This would make a great six pack to take to the next neighborhood barbeque.

4
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Excellent. Clear orange, nice head. Great hop flavor but not overdone. Excellent.

4
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Cloudy orange color. Sweet, citrusy hop profile. Good bitterness. A great example of the style. Not incredibly piney, but well done estery notes especially at the finish.

3.9
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2002
What can I say about the city of my birth other than that how great it is that a brewery there named a beer after how the ultra-polluted river caught on fire. Good carbonation. Sediment apparent. Mostly diminishing head. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste. A real good bitter beer.

3.8
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Excellent Pale Ale. Huge citris hop head, hop dominated flavor and a long finish.

3.6
hopscotch (11410) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2002
The aroma consists of grapefruit and sweet clover honey with smaller notes of caramel and perfume. The flavor is sweet and malty up front with bursts of caramel and red wine... also, a fruit I can't identify. It's in there, but after ten minutes, I gave up trying to figure out which fruit it is. Maybe something I've never tried, such as a Paw Paw. Lightly bitter and acetic on the backside with a whisper of red (not purple) grapes. Sparkling clear copper hue. Small, frothy, khaki-colored head. Mostly, but not fully diminishing... much like my several thousand shares of WorldCom stock. Medium-bodied with light carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Lengthy, tangy, mostly dry finish with a slight straw-like flavor at the far end. This beer was very difficult for me to describe, aroma and flavor-wise. Interestingly and creatively hopped.

3.6
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Good beer, Dosen't quite have the finish the other Great Lakes brews have..

3.9
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
This is a rerate. I had a bad experience with the bottle... I tried it on tap and it is Amazing! Nice and hoppy. Has a nice head and a super aroma, Floural and Fruity.

3.5
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Good on tap. Foamy, thick head. Excellent taste of citrus (grapefruit?) and hops. This is especially pleasing to me, as most pale ales have too much hop bite for me.


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