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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Regionally grown American pale malt is blended with rich European malts to produce a lighter bodied beer, bright in color, with a taught white head that keeps track of time as you sip. Then there are the hops – four pounds per barrel to be exact. Willamettes, Cascades, CTZ and Summits give this brew a citrus punch and spicy character that greets you in the nose and embraces your mouth with a clean, crisp bitterness.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Can: Half murky copper pipe color with a slowly settling creamy top. Nice walls of lacing at the top. Aroma is pretty nice. Some pungent hops, ashy and herbal citrus peel, deeper grapefruit flesh, too. Leafy and juicy. Taste is much more abundantly bitter... Almost tongue scraping. Herbaceous, lots of white pepper and leaves. Very peely and pithy citric character. Dry finish, understated malt with a touch of toast, pretty nice. Not as drinkable or balanced as many pale ales but still tasty.


3.4
ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2017
On tap at Minneapolis airport. Pours a slightly hazy golden/orange with moderate white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is as I expected, with citrus, pine, and some earthiness. Taste is bitter but not outrageously so. Body is medium with average carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

3.2
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2017
Can at an Indeed tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Golden. Citric and floral hops, slightly stale, malt, grains, a bit sweetish, bitter finish, medium-bodied.

3.3
PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Minneapolis, MN - Cuzzy’s Bar & Grille - on tap - breakfast before a Twins game, Slight haze to the medium golden pour, soft,off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Slight tropical hint to the aroma, pick up some pineapple along with the light spruce. Decent pale ale flavor, some minty spiciness, a bit of light citrus bitterness, hints of biscuit-like maltiness. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

3.4
MavDunk (104) - - MAY 14, 2017
On tap at Sir Ben's. Pours gold with white head. Scent scent is orange and pine. Taste is citrus and hops, heavier on the hop side. Vey crisp finish with lingering bitterness. Decent IPA.

3.8
slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Nice hoppy pale. Tall can. Clear orange with thin white head. Aroma and flavor are orange peel/grapefruit, spicy hops and a touch of floral hops. Pretty well balanced with sweetish earthy caramel malt. Moderate bitterness.

2.4
balloonbuffoon (314) - - APR 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2017 Draft in a chalice glass. Light copper in color, resin and citrus fruit aroma. Palate is medium in body and is abrasive. This is not a balanced APA. More like an American IPA, and a mediocre one if considered as such. This beer is not for me. Edited comments, not an actual review update.

3.9
Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2017
16 oz can poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, grapefruit, light pine and a hint of orange zest. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.3
sholbert (38) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Clear, pale pour. Thin and rapidly disappearing head. Nose is grassy with a touch of malt. Flavor is lemon and grass first, then a touch of malt sweetness.

4.9
tinja64 (2) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2017 does not count
Great pale ale! Dangerously drinkable... always a nice go to at the he end of the day. Light hoppy flavor with citrus tones on the back end. Comparable to the ballast point grunion.

3.9
drpimento (3630) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Pretty good beer although I would say that the hoppy bitterness is more similar to an IPA. Flavor’s also quite dry. Aroma is hoppy and perfumy with a little bit of malt.


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