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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is not the original Pale Ale as brewed in far away 1993 in the back of the Old House of Richards Building in West Marin hamlet of Forest Knolls right next to little Lagunitas. It is way better. Back then the beer tasted like broccoli and kerosene and the carbonation ate right through and drained your stomach into your gut...

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Pours a deep gold color and initially creates an attractive fluffy and pillowy white head. Unfortunately it fades to a light wisp of thin foam quickly. Simply delightful hop aromas right out of the gate with lush notes of citrus rinds, pine and flowers. Some light toasted malt aromas also sneak in. Mouthfeel was smooth and slightly slick, however slightly thin with an ample amount of carbonation. Flavors are much like the aroma profile with just a huge hop presence for an American PA. Clean, crisp and tangy hop flavors of grapefruit, orange, pine and spice are right up front; very IPA-like. Some subtle pleasant and balancing toasted malt sweetness can be perceived in the background. Overall this is one of the best valued APA’s you can find. Solid!!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rob19a (186) - - JAN 10, 2017
11/20 a bit bland. Mild malty taste, mild bitterness, easy enough to drink, just not that interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (656) - - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle from Systis. Light malt brown with yellowish head. Caramel, citrus, pine, grassy. Grass, malt. Medium bitter, light, refreshing body that you wouldnt believe for the ABV. Nice balance too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elosop (349) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Ljust pissgul med tunt vitt skum. Aromen frisk med tallkda och citrusfrukt. Smaken medelfyllig med frscha humletoner. Eftersmaken lng med ihllande beska.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimbo2 (247) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
So far my personal favourite pale ale. Crisp, smooth, perfectly balanced, orangey, bitterfresh, West Coast-tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (576) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2016
very faint malt aroma. golden and clear in color with fast fading head. well balanced in flavor, smooth finish

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thediceman666 (19) - - OCT 2, 2016
One of my favorite pale ales, nice hoppy aroma with a bit of citrus could drink this all day

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PugUglyBrewer (323) - - OCT 2, 2016
Appears a translucent gold with a healthy, clean white head. The aroma is dank hops of the herbal and juicy orange and lemon. The taste provides a sweet cereal grain like Honey Nut Cheerios with a citrus twist. Friendly dry lemony finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle from Bridgend Service Station. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Very faint lacing. Aroma of orange and hay. Flavour of tinned orange and bitter hops. Thin to medium body with a sharp, fizzy mouthfeel. Pretty solid, but not as distinctive as other Lagunitas beers Ive had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (687) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2016
Nez bien quilibr bien que lger. Trs port sur les agrumes. Petit fond vert trs agrable, trs frais. Bouche trs lgre, un peu trop. Aprs lquilibre est niquel entre un lger maltage, les agrumes, un petit fond vert/rsineux.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (836) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Appearance is clear, gold with nice sparkle, finger-width foamy white head with good retention and sticky sudsy lacing. Aroma is citrus, floral, light pine, over malt base. Taste is as aroma. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with foamy texture, average carbonation and mix of bitter and sweet finish. Overall, solid all around.


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