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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This pale ale has a bright golden color, a medium body and a smooth taste.

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3.2
ABUSEDGOAT (2731) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Lighter amber, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Citric and grapefruity aroma, some caramel. Aroma was inviting but flavor was unexciting. Relatively low bitterness, medium to light body, some sweetness.

3.5
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with a airy head. Pine and citrus nose, but has a slight metallic smell. Flavor is similiar (without the metallic) with the addition of caramel malts. Nicely balanced with a dry long bitter finish. This is a good APA, very fruity, very easy to drink.

3.2
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Toasty malt aroma with a slight floral smell as well. Pours a copper color with a huge rocky head. Flavor is sweet toasty malt and a little bit of funky floral hop bitterness, but relatively mild. Finishes sweet and has a very zesty mouthfeel. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

3.7
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 19, 2007
On tap at the brewery. I’m not really a pale ale fan, but I wanted somehting a little lighter. Very clean and subtle, with a smooth, slightly sweet flavor that lingers. Very nice beer. Will have again.

3.4
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Clear copper brown with fizzy white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma and taste with a clean semi-sweet finish.

3.1
thedm (6147) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Sold in both the filtered and unfiltered versiopns at the brew pub. Unfiltered: 6-4-7-3-14 This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a hazy orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. . The nice flavor contained notes of malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again but was missing the caramel I like in my pale ales. Filtered: 3-3-6-3-11 This draft brew from the brew pub poured a head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a . The mild aroma was malt hop. crisp and clean with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.2
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Decent beer but lacking in originality. Solid, crisp, refreshing, drinkable. Golden in color, citrus hop taste. Thinner, not too much maltiness going on.

3.4
bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Convincing citrus aroma. This is going to be good. Medium dark amber color with a white head that leaves big bubbles in the middle and laces lightly on the fringes. Super citrus start, but there is a strong malt accompaniment. For some reason burnt rubber comes to mind. That doesn’t seem to be a bad thing here, it just comes to mind. The bitter is fantastic, and it seems to finally hide the malt. The finish leaves grapefruit around the back edges of the tongue. Rather full bodied, reasonably carbonated. Fairly long grapefruity finish.

3.6
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2007
Sampled March 2007
Pours with a brilliantly clear, copper color and is topped by a frothy, initially three-finger thick, nicely tan colored head. The head creates a rocky surface as it slowly subsides, all the while leaving a nice lacing pattern on the sides of the glass. The aroma is nicely hop focused with notes of spicy herbs, and a full, rich grapefruit citrus character. The citrus is the single most noticeable aspect of the aroma, with maybe just a hint of malt character coming through as well. Hop fruit aromatics of apricot, peaches and some sort of sweet tropical fruit are also noticeable in the nose.

A sharp, spicy taste of hops greets my tongue as I first take a sip. Immediately though the citrus character becomes the dominant note; it leans towards sweet citrus fruit like oranges, tangelos, grapefruit and even some smooth tropical fruit notes. The carbonation is fairly low, which makes this very smooth to drink; almost creamy in texture. Caramelized malt notes, a touch of brown sugar, and some light toasted grain character play a supporting role for the dominant hop character. A nice bitterness is here as well, though it is not overly powering; it plays as a nice juxtaposition to the softer, more approachable fruity hop character.

This is just a nice easy drinking Pale Ale, I could easily drink a couple pints of this brew. It is so well balanced to be quaffed pint by pint. Perhaps I could wish for a bit more chewy malt body here, but that would keep it from being so drinkable. I am a sucker for the fruity, smooth hop varieties right now (in this case Amarillo) so this Pale Ale is right up my alley.

3.5
hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
personally, I prefer bigger DIPA’s over pale ales. after having the damn good Marin IPA, I gave this one a try. Nice golden translucent color with great lacing and pillowy white head. notes of orange and some lemon from what I remember. Subtle hoppy finish thats pretty well balanced. not bad.


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