RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Unearth your bottle-opener because this Pale Ale is something you can Dig. Sorachi Ace hops provides a fresh Spring zing with incredible lemon aroma. Nelson Sauvin is next in line with bursts of passion fruit, mango and peach. American favorites, Cascade and Centennial round out this crisp, clean Pale Ale. Dig in!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours amber with thin white head. Nose is flat with dishwater and piss notes. Medium-light on the tongue. Smooth and well balanced citrus and slightly floral hop rides a well constructed biscuity malt foundation which many New Belgium ales seem to share. A hint of bitters to finish this beer. Decent all in all and definitely a session possibility.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Draft. A heavy pale ale, relatively dark (amber) for this style. Tasted more like an amber as well (presuming the bar served me the right beer!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Strong citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Definite notes of passion fruit and strangely enough notes of grape stems.. clean malt, slightly toasty with some light caramel sweetness. Finishes dry, clean, and refreshing. An interesting pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Tasted on 2/25/12 from a 12oz bottle purchased in a mixed sixer at Whole Foods Green Hills. Pours clear amber-orange with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to thin lace, leaving some spider-web-like lace along the inside of the glass. The nose is bright with citrus, featuring some very nice tropical fruit, bitter grapefruit peel, and lightly caramelized malt aromas. The flavor is light malt, tropical fruit, lively citrus, and bitter grapefruit with some pine resin throughout. The body is medium-minus with average, stinging carbonation, and a long tropical fruit, caramel malt, and bitter grapefruit peel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
An honest and true APA. Deserves higher marks than I can give it. Dig possesses a great hoppy bite, a rough-and-ready malt backbone and a tickle of yeast that elevates the beer to a higher plane. Why cant I rate it higher? The finish is a little washed-out, and its elegance is lost somewhere in the citric notes that make me wonder if someone brazenly put a deplorable slice of lemon in the tank rather than on the rim of a pretentious glass. Love Sorachi Ace hops, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - FEB 25, 2012
Not at all bad pale ale. Normally Im not impressed with new Belgium but this is a very good beer for its price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Amber pour with off white head. Aroma is citrus and malt. Taste is lemon, a little fruity, malty. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. And the point of this beer is...what? This is about as simple, one-dimensional, and ordinary as a pale ale gets. There is absolutely nothing new, interesting, or different in this thing. Zero imagination or thought went into this...it is the definition of cookie-cutter. "Passion fruit, mango, and peach"??? Nope. Sorry, wrong beer, guys...this is just the same old resin-and-grapefruit thing that every single American brewer, including New Belgium, has already made before. Im sorry to be so negative, I seriously dont like being like this, I want to have something positive and encouraging to say, I really really do...but beers like this irritate me because they show zero love for brewing. This is a "fulfilling a contract" sort of beer. I at least expected this brewer to add lingonberries or chia seed or something goofy, but nope. It is banality in liquid form. Arrgghh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2012
A decent APA. Caramel flavor with some citrus hops to it--lemon and orange and a bit of pine. Medium bitter finish. Its certainly pleasant enough, just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Nice aroma. Amber in color. Clear and bubbly. Small thick head thats tan. Taste quite bitter and reminds me of a IPA not a pale ale. An enjoyable beer for a hop head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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