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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American-style ale brewed one barrel at a time. The malt bill is built on American two-row malt and accented by crystal 10, Vienna, and white wheat malts. Magnum hops give the beer a nice clean bittering and Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial hop varieties provide a pleasant floral and citrusy hop flavor. A healthy dose of additional Amarillo and Centennial are dry hopped to give this beer an inviting hop aroma. The beer is fermented with a neutral yeast strain and allowed to dry out so it finishes crisp and clean.

Note: Formerly known as Spring Peeper.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
500ml bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy gold color and a three-fingers high head, shaded just off white. Theres an appropriate level of froth to the heads texture, and an incredible amount of lacing is left behind as it recedes. S: The hops here take a grassy, mildly citrusy tone here. After a while, this gradually shifts into a spicier note. Malty sweetness is evident yet non-intrusive. T: Piny, peppery bitterness opens the palate, while the close seems to introduce a very subtle touch of grapefruit juiciness to counteract the mild bitterness. The cracker-like maltiness stays even throughout, providing a good ballast to the pleasant hoppiness. Theres a nice level of finesse here, and even a modicum of depth. M: I certainly appreciate a crisp, light feel like this one has. The body is medium in thickness and quite firm, yet with a wonderful finishing dryness. Carbonation is medium. O: This is quite good, I must say - but I have to dock points here. Simply put, its priced like an import, without any significant standout qualities to justify it. $6/500ml is a hard sell for something not really far off from SNPA. The increased level of refinement and subtlety compared to its peers might make it a worthwhile purchase to some, though.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle: Poured a golden with white bubble. Aroma is spicy. Taste is nice fresh and spicy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4643) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle. Macs supermarket, Stowe, VT. Pale yellow. Bubbly, lasting, white head. Nose has leafy hop. Pink grapefruit. Orange peel. Buttery malts. Some piny notes. Clean and bright. Taste is clean, pithy bitter. Some dryness. Zingy mouthfeel. Dries out toward the end. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7289) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2016
On tap at Whole Foods on 10/24/16 (Jay Day!). Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, pine, citrus and spicy hops. Malty flavor with a piney hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffaoe (586) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2016
nice bright citrusy hop aroma. light gold and hazy in color with decent head. taste is hop forward but not overwhelming, citrusy, clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (2005) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Tap at Harrys Hofbrau in San Jose. Strong, fruity aroma starts nicely. Fades a little in the flavor, and has a medium-thin mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrJohnBasedow (3) - Long Beach, USA - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
From Tap, pours extremely light in color. Head was modest with little lacing. Overall excellent. Another great ale from Maine brewing, seems like they can do no wrong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9556) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 13, 2016
On tap at Cap Tap. Pours clear gold with a modest white head and a floral aroma. There is a light wheat maltflavor with a slightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2968) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2016
500 ml bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury (VT) on September 28, 2016. Hazy pale gold, medium head. Soft lemon hop aroma, some spiciness. Nice light hoppy lemon pepper taste, notes of dry herbs, dry bitterness. A flavorful simple pale ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1588) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours copper with white head. Taste is crisp with a nice bitter hop balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndreasP (170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2016
Soft and sweet with a soft farmhouse note and faint citrusy hops. Nice and refreshing apa


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