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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Has a golden amber color and a light refreshing body. (Editor’s Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company under the name "Humboldt Pale Nectar Ale" until the acquisition by Firestone Walker.)

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
The overall result of this was somewhat flavorless. It was like the malts and hops actually canceled each other out and produced nothing. When I looked a little closer, there’s a bitter, grassy finish. Similar mouthfeel to the other Humboldts I’ve tried.


3.6
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"not a bad pale...a little on the hoppy side for the style, but with more than enough malt to balance. light color and body, but flavorful and aromatic."

3.5
ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
On tap. Pours an orange red color with a medium sized head. Sweet and somewhat thick with lots of muted citrus. Very well balanced. Well crafted for sure.

3.8
LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of hop oils, grassy hops, floral hops, citrus hops, a touch of tropical fruits, and bready malts. Flavor of citrus hops, hop oils, grassy hops. Palate is slightly weaker than I’d prefer for such a hoppy beer. Overall, very drinkable and tasty, great hop character. 8/4/7/4/15 [3.8/5]

4.1
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Humboldt Brewing Company--Nectar Ales--Firestone Walker Brewing Company--Pale Necter--2005 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV--40 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Golden Ale. Beer of the Month Club Selection June, 2005. Mild lacy head. Clear bright golden color. Rich floral hop front. Crisp tangy dry sweet tangy grapefruit pale caramel body. Clean fresh rich earthy citrus hop spice dry end. Hoppy Golden Ale. Sampled 6/30/2005.

3.4
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
12oz bottle. Light honey colored pour. Thick white head. Malty, floral nose. Nice balance with it leaning toward the malt near the front. Slight hop bitterness near the end.

3.7
DuffMan (10436) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Bright orange, thick off-white head with early scant lace. Very fruity aroma of nectarines and melons. Caramel malt and citrus resinous hops, surprisingly little of the fruit aroma translates onto the palate. Very flavourful and very sessionable!

3
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2008
Pours a dark hazy straw color with minimal whitish head. Aroma of hops and grapefruit. Taste is bitter (too bitter for the style) to the point where it affects drinkability, otherwise this would have been rated higher.

3.8
DocLock (10704) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Pours hazy deep dark straw with off-white head. Nose is juicy wet hops, tropical fruit. Tastes piney hoppy, with a solid malt bill, and some grapferuit, tangerine, and piney notes.

3.5
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
A refreshing classic. Great floral aroma, crisp bitter hops in the taste. Highly drinkable, and very hoppy for those looking to veer away from the maltier Pale Ales.

3.1
obguthr (6368) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
Paprika, grapefruit and wood aroma. Cloudy golden pour, no head. Floral marigold on the palate but virtually flavorless.


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