RATINGS: 122   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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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.

patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
bottle - Pours mostly clear caramel colored with a small, lingering head and some lacing. It has a very mild aroma, sugary with a touch of caramel. The flavor has moderate hops bitterness, caramel, and sugar. It’s big weakness is the body. Quite lacking. It would have been worse without some good hops, but it’s still not all that good.

Sledutah (7759) - Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2012
12oz bottle from the state store
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber with a small off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Floral, woody and herbal
Taste: Malty, caramel with a bitter herbal finish
Yea, I knew it when I went it.

jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Bitter malty flavor with a lingering bitter off putting finish.

marcus (10474) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours copper with a modest off-white head and a light floral aroma. There is a smoky caramel malt flavor with a dry finish. This one actually has some flavor to it.

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to blackswan) clear amber,ring of fine bubbles. Nose of plastic, tar, mosquito spray, hospital gown, nasty. Taste of chemicals, alcohol, this is nasty, Gross.

DrnkMcDermott (3122) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
12 oz. bottle for review from Louis Glunz. It has a good, coppery pale ale color. The head is more bubbly and fizzy than most beers, which I’ll put up to its "grain" bill and vegan fining. I really cannot agree with anyone else that the smell is bad. It has some hops to it, which can make up for a lot of other faults. There is the slight sourness that I have found in other gluten-free beers, which becomes more pronounced as the glass warms up. Still there are hops putting up a front. The beer’s website mentions on citrusy hops, so that may be contributing to the slightly cidery sourness. Since I’m supposed to be watching a different condition, blood sugar, it’s interesting to see the standard ingredient label which shows this has no carbs from sugar (I know, the carbs from alcohol can be just as much a problem), But I do think I could manage with this if I had to (boy, is that damning with faint praise).

Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Smells actually like a fairly normal beer...pale malt and yeast. Flavor is severely diminished, however. There is some decent pale flavor, but then a sort of apple cider vinegar taste. Give had some tremendous gluten free bread, chocolate, cookies, etc.....not sure if I'll find a beer (especially because I think I'm done looking).

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 27, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear dark copper
Aroma: sweet aroma, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet sorgum and hop flavor, raw sweetness, earthyness, and a dash of hops, light fruityness
Overall: I’d give up beer if this was my only option
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: *+ /4

hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
12 oz bottle pours gold brown. Kind of hazy and fizzy. Tastes of citrus, caramel and hops. Probably the best gluten free beer I’ve drank.

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