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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The original Extra Pale Ale, this is the one that started it all. Our first brew was introduced in 1989 in Golden Gate style kegs. We have stayed true to our beginnings and still brew it the way we did back then. A bright golden hued ale with a medium body and a crisp spicy /floral hop character and very mild bitterness. This unfiltered ale has a pleasing mouth feel and remains our most popular brew. This beer goes with everything and every occasion.

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2.9
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Draft. Pale hazy golden color with no head. Very fruity - apricots and a little lemon. Some balt, a lightly bitter finish, but fruit dominates. Easy drinking.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2004
Slightly hazed golden body topped by a medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, grapefruit, pepper. Taste is floral, white pepper, some grapefruit, light lemon. Not especially bitter, but it does have some bite. Light-medium body, quite guzzlable.

3.2
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Nice amber hue, small lacey head. Sweet malty backbone, citric and veggie flavor. Biiterness not overwhelming but well balanced. East drinking beer.

2.7
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Hazy golden color with a fluffy off white head. Light cookie dough, mild grapefruit and celery aroma. Spanish peanuts and cookie dough flavors. Reminds me of an APA but lighter and lacking malt depth.

3.3
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Cloudy bright gold. Nose hoppy, citrus and pine. Taste is pretty average, cirtic burst up front, good malts backing it up, somewhat toasty and nutty. Do like the palate, has a nice, stickyk creaminess to it.

3.7
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2004
they sell this one at the "madstone" movie theater near mt house. it goes well with popcorn, and seemed stronger than most pale ales. satisfying.

2.9
Foxbush (2029) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Head was a frothy white with some lacing while drinking. The hops were balanced with a mild maltiness. About average for the Pale Ales that I have had. Had another from Total Wine and More in April 2011. The color was a hazy gold with a head that laced down the glass. The pale ale was weeak in the floral hops and lacked character. It had a light body and alcohol was well balanced with the malts.

2.6
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
This is just your basic generic pale ale. Nothing lacking, nothing special.

3.4
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2004
This is not one of my everyday drinkers but a nice change. Light in body, citrussy, with an an orange and tea like flavor. It doesn't bite like most California pales but it's tastey and refreshing.

3.6
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2004
One of my favorite APA's. Spicy, citrusy hops flavoring is complex but not overwhelming. Hints of orange with a peachy, malt follow. Carbonation is perfect - I'd really like to try this one on tap.


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