RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Champ Ale is a West Coast style pale ale. Also somewhat citrusy, it has notes of concord grapes both in the flavor and the nose. Made from a blend of British and domestic malts, it has a light red or pale rose color and very high drinkability.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bulk_Carrier (4743) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange color with a decent transparency to it. Mild carbonation could be seen bouncing its way to the top (weird). Bubbly white to light foamy head was seen dissipating quickly. No lacing. The aroma has some burnt toast, roasted biscuits, burnt grass and then the burnt chex mix. Everything seemed burnt, okay, not sure if I like where this is going. The flavor was basically the same, everything is burnt, even the aftertaste and finish (which comes across fairly ashy). On the palate, it sat between light and medium bodied. Carbonation seemed fine. Sessionability, well, if you like to sip on overly roasted ashiness for your APA’s, maybe this is for you. Overall, was this a bad joke? Dave, you suck, if you’re reading this. Mother effer, how old is this? Well, if anything, if you like your APA’s tasting like a bad rauchbier, go ahead, but I think I got "played."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (4846) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Gold brown. Vienna malt, pils malt and a touch of pine cone. Again, overly sweet rice Krispy treats tastes like a mildly bittered homebrew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sweetone (32) - USA - OCT 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 Draft- pours honey gold w/ small foamy white head. Aroma is English, taste is English. Easy drinker but no hop bomb. Smells like hop tea. Touch of soapiness to the taste. Mouthfeel is light/ medium & finish is sweetish, light hop bitterness, w/ a slightly tart note. *origionally rated this under the assumption it was an English Pale or IPA. Description says west coast. Of England? WTF! I’m so confused

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy amber, small head. Piney tangerine aroma. Sweetish with light body and clean, spritzy mouthfeel. Crystal malt and pine needles. Diluted orangy hops, some resiny bitterness. Shallow malt character, odd hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (5185) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bomber. Clear gold with a lasting ring of bubbles. Nose is sharp lemon, pineapple, caramel and grain. Taste is lemon, resin, cereal grain, honey, and dry grass. Light body is softly carbonated and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bomber. Pours light golden orange with sturdy off-white head. The aroma is grapefruit, tangerine, and pine with a subtle bready note. The flavor is pretty unsurprising. Grapefruit and pine hops, slight bready malt. Clean finish and aftertaste. Not a very adventurous beer, but a pretty solid pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6264) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2012
My last brew from McNeill’s was infected, so maybe this benefited from lowered expectations, but I really enjoyed this one, Nothing fancy - citrus and caramel, some woody, dry notes - but crisp and satisfying.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
portableparty (2331) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle to glass. Pours pale amber with a soapy off white head that fades shows decent lacing. Aroma is malt and citrus with a hop presance. Taste is more malt and citrus hops that leave a soft bitterness throughout. Palate is thin to medium with a chaulky dry finish. This really isnt bad at all, theres just too many out there that I would go to first!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2517) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (10050) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle at Minneapolis Beer Fest. Orangish pour, white head. Aroma and taste was citrus, grass, and slightly floral. Not great, but okay.

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