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A North American style of the classic British pale ale. Brewed with imported English ale yeast and generous amounts of Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest for a distinctive hop flavor and aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1555) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, pours a coppery color with a big white head, starts slightly sweet with toffee and citrus notes and finishes bitter, okay beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Nice golden hazy yellow color with little floaty things suspended within, a finger high head of off-white creamy foam sits awhile fading to a skim always present and the lace is amazingly sticky in large moth-holed sheets the whole glass down. Inticingly nice aroma to this with a super fine citrusy floral hop nose, touches of cedar pine needles with a great freshness, malts are lightly toasty and play underneath. Taste is freshly hoppy with a nice floral sweetness and some citrusy notions mixing with a light dry hoppyness. Well balanced with a light toasty malt background. This comes across so fresh its amazing! The overall taste is a bit one dimensional but the hops really shine and add to a great finish of lightly crisp dryness. Feel is very close to medium with a incredible smoothness and the drinkability is soooo nice. Finished this in no time, and another will be no prob. A very nice pale and session brew. Now if they can just do something about that IPA...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Bottle. Light pine and citrus on the nose. Pours orange/gold with a thin off white head. Creamy body with a nice pleasant amount of dry and citrus hops. Decent, everyday APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1417) - Montana, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Gold pour with big white head. Nose of hops and some spice. Flavor is crisp with light citrus. Nice clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tennisjoel (1412) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2006
Bottle. Thin white head with amber body. Fruity & earthy/grassy aromas. Tast is light & buttery, maybe diecytal but not to the point of being overly offensive. I can tast the hops up front, but the finish has no bite, which leaves me unsatified. The aroma got me excited about this beer, unfortunately the ending is disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Scary frothy head. Dirty amber color. Aroma is astringent perfume. Flavor has astringently bitter toffee and citrusy perfume. Eh...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1296) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2010
(bottle) Pours a hazy orange color with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has papery hops, light must, banana, cracked pepper, dusty yeast, bread, and some strong orange scents as well. Really unique for a pale ale, and to me it smells more like a tripel. Its also unique in that sometimes it smells great, and upon other sniffs it smells off. Taste also shares some similarities with a tripel, as its quite spicy and full of orange zest, grapefruit pith, light banana, and ends with a fair dose of dry bread. A pretty good, but also really weird Pale Ale/Tripel something or another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Hazy gold with fruity perfumey aroma. Bright crisp hop flavor It has a refreshing bitterness, moderately sweet finish. has a bit of a hop juice character to it, but it is my kind of hop juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Found this bottled at the Cashwise in Duluth, Minnesota. Clear, dark orange pour with a wispy tan head, citrusy hoppiness in the nose, balanced but not much happening here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Thanks to Armin for the bottle. Aroma of sweet malts and aged hops. Flavor is more of the aged hops, sweet with a slight bitterness.

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