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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (785) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016 Amber color, floral, citrus aroma. Crisp body and taste. Slightly bitter finish. Hints of grapefruit. 8/2016: there’s a good caramel, toasted malt background to the citrus and piney hops that helps this stand out. Heavier than some pale ales. I think it is a solid Midwest pale ale


4.1
JyroBip (42) - - MAR 21, 2018
From the bottle Beautiful honey orange color. Not much head. Malty nose. Nice flavors. An excellent tasting Pale Ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
joelfurrer (13) - - MAR 18, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2018 Beautiful color, medium head. Just the right amount of hops, not an over-hopped IPA

3.7
McTapps (7092) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2018
The beer has got a hazy orange-amber colour with a small head and medium Body. Aroma of hops and oranges. taste of hops, orange peel, citrus zest, thyme, herbs. Bitter finish.

3.9
randy1969 (169) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2018
Sweet caramel and brown sugar malt aroma with some light citrus hops for fun. Pours a dark and muddy gold color. White foam head that seems to dissipate quickly. Extremely balanced with a yeasty breadiness, follows with nice hop. Some resin sticks around. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. The carbonation is still good and lively for an APA.

3.7
MashForever1 (3) - - NOV 10, 2017 does not count
Smell is very dank which always turns me off a bit. Taste is excellent with good mouth feel. Very drinkable but many other ipa beers out there I would go to first.

3.9
Bitterbill (2104) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 8, 2017
From Mar 2008 I got this in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe! It pours an orange amber with a huge head of foam and some nice lacing. Great head retention! The smell is of earthy malt, some caramel, some fruit, and a light nose of citrus but it also has a bitter smell in there. The taste starts off bitter with some grass and just a tad of citrus. Another sip in and I notice the malt which has both caramel and earthy flavours and...oh there's some biscuit as well. The mouthfeel is medium and very nice, the carbonation medium, and it finishes with a nice bitterness that lasts through to a shortish aftertaste. Very refreshing and easy to drink. My second brew from Great Lakes and yet another tasty and interesting brew. My hat's off to them, for sure, for making an APA that kept my interest from first pour to last swallow. I really do like well made APAs. :^)

3.6
47574xeCD (1410) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Draft at Great Lakes Taphouse at Terminal C Cleveland Hopkins airport. Poured clear dark gold with off white head. Nose is hoppy light fruit taste is hops citrus fruit pine light caramel. Decent APA.

2.7
higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Too bitter for me. Sorry, I had to upload these old ratings. They were for me, not for uploading. And also I need 75 characters, hence this sentence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
bigcat03 (340) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Clear copper color and a thick white head. Aroma is a little pine, a little malt, and a hint of citrus. Initial taste is pine, floral, rye?, and caramel malt to balance things out. Aftertaste is a light pine bitterness. A creamy medium body with just enough carbonation. A great pale ale that doesn’t go too far. Well-balanced and drinkable.

3.4
jksipa (1061) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
On tap at Great Lakes CLE. Clear medium copper with a small short lived white head leaving patchy lace. Light caramel with some pine and citrus but nothing standing out. Flavour has the light sweet malt base with a medium bitterness. Mouth is medium- and slick with average carbonation and a fading bitter finish. Didn’t quite live up to expectations. 7/4/7-/3/13


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