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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Patrickctenchi (6365) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours deep coper with a frothy tan head. Earthy scent, sorghum,vegetable. Taste is cardboard, earthy hops.... with the exception of its colour, altogether unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pours a dark amber to copper color with a thin, soapy kakhi head. Aroma is full of sorghum, some planty, citrusy hops, red apple skin, earthy grain and some odd weedy (as in nuisance, thistle-like) floral notes. Sorghum and rice sugar in the flavor, husky grain, molasses, sweet red apple, and citrus and planty hops. Excessively light, fairly dry feel, moderate carbonation. While I cant say that I really enjoyed this beer that much, I can say that the many odd aroma and flavor elements seem to be light in intensity, unlike many other sorghum based beers. Which is saying a lot in the gluten-free segment.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Huhzubendah (3650) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle at Churchkey in D.C. Shared by a gluten free buddy of mine. The beer is crystal clear, appearing light orange in color. The head is small and fades within a few moments. Both the aroma and flavor offer sweet apple juice. Apples soaked in alcohol. Some characteristics resembling a hard cider. This was tolerable, but I wouldnt have it again. I wont knock it too hard, because I have yet to have a palatable gluten free beer. Decent for what it is. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-25-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Bitter vegetal and earthy skunky hops aroma and taste with a sticky palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (5978) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent golden brown colored body. The aroma was of floral hop and must. The initial mouth feel was a shock with a strong initial flavor rush. The shock was less noticeable after the second sip. It has a strange cardboard aftertaste. The flavor was strange and hard to define. Not one that I would likely buy again.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Weird, just plain weird. The nose smells like vitamins and burnt caramel malt. The beer is a murky light brown with no head. Sweet with strange off notes of vitamins and soap. Light with a weird vegetal finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
dwyerpg (5884) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Another un tasty gluten free beer. Not much of a surprise there, as it tastes a bit of cheap home made cheese cloth beer my dad made once.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
bottled, thanks to the blackswan, amber colored pour with vanilla, wine and figs, thin plastic body hurts it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13175) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy, caramel malts, nutty notes and metallic hops. The taste is bitter hops, caramel, honey, tea and nutty notes. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle. Amber color, initially a large head that fades to almost flat. Nose of hops and rye bread. It starts off syrupy, then goes to some hopping, then a very weird grain finish...maybe that's the brown rice. Not bad at first, but gets harder and harder to drink as the glass works its way down.

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