RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Our Pale Ale is reminiscent of a classic American Pale Ale, offering a bold hop character and rich caramel and grapefruit notes, with a clean yet distinctly hoppy finish.

Ingredients Sorghum, Brown Rice, Maltodextrin, Yucca Extract, Hops, and Yeast
Hops Cascade, Sterling
ABV 5.6%
IBU 45
Food Pairings The hop bitterness contrasts with spicy, heat-charred, smoky, or aromatic flavors. Try: blue cheese, barbeque, seafood, or Asian-spiced dishes.

2011 Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival: Gold Medal
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition: Gold Medal
2012 Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival: Silver Medal
2013 Denver International Beer Competition: Gold Medal

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Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 OK, I just picked up a bunch of "ticks" and I figured I’d get this one out of the way first. A powdery, syrup-sweet aroma with some off chemical notes, along with choconilla and a reasonable whack of hops. Clear red beer with a small head. Pedestrian label. One appearance ding for the shameless Eco-Green marketing appeal. Chemical tasting. Notes of cane syrup, astringent, moderately hoppy, lightly sweet. Medium to slightly light body. Woody, peppery aftertaste. Huffs the weezer.

drowland (8758) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
11/13/11. 12oz bottle. Clear dark amber pour with a small, weird, clumpy khaki head that fades except for the clumps. Weird tart, burnt aroma of sourdough bread, cat pee, plastic, and who knows what else. Sweet, tart, doughy, bitter, grassy disgustingness... I can’t even find the words for this train wreck. Horrid.

Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 9, 2011
12 oz bottle
Aroma: spicy/earth/citrus hops, caramel, toasty, fruity
Taste: earthy/citrus hops, caramel, toast, spice
Interesting. One of the best gluten free beers that I have had.

BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Clear light amber pour with a minimal white head. Aroma is...I guess caramel malt, but there’s something kind of medicine-y going on here too. Light palate. Taste is an off-putting artificial caramel malt/citrus hop thing. Just not a fan. I’m going to share this one with my sink, and I’m feeling very generous.

troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a light shade of amber without much head to it. Herbal aroma is faint and includes oxidation hints as well. Taste is of mild hops, rice, light citrus, green apple and astringent grain. Light in body. Not much is happening here.

AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Caramel extract, nutty, spicy, fuel alcohol aromas. medium bodied. Dry caramel, grainy flavors with fuel alcohol, other organic solvents--yikes

RobertDale (6480) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes a clear amber with a small biege head. Aroma of citrus, florals and caramel. Taste is grain, malt, caramel and some hops. Interesting.

PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Superior, CO - Superior Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper with a sticky off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is very earthy, yet chemically, hints of day after a beer party. Flavor has a slight citrus bent to it with some sour off-putting apple notes. Some spiciness redeems it somewhat. Mouthfeel is harsh and leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Glad I can process glutens!

Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Sweet and spicy nose. Surprisingly “malty” with sharp nips of toast, darkened caramel, nuts, ginger snap cookies and molasses. Hops are bitter with notes of grass, spices and grapefruit zest. The aftertaste is filled with elements of syrup, sorghum and a lingering bitterness. I’m not a big fan of gluten-free and/or sorghum beers, but this is one of the better ones out there.

nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
The aroma is like a vitamin store with hints of molasses and a fairly strong herbal hop. The appearance is light amber with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with a strong vitamin quality. The palate is thin but smooth. Overall it’s hard to like this beer there is nothing good about it except for those who can’t have gluten. But it’s hardly better than no beer at all.

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