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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This American Style Pale Ale carries tropical citrus notes and announces itself first with a golden color and wonderful aroma. The addition of Amarillo and Cascade hops along with a hefty dose of pale malt gives this Pale Ale a robust full flavor and fantastic aroma that is sure to please. Being malt forward allows for a well balanced experience.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Citrus aroma. Pours golden brown. Fairly well balanced. Good example of this style. ----Hophaze out


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1160) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2016
i think this is my first beer from this (new?) brewery in Paw Paw. its somewhat unfair for me to say that generally i have lower expectations from new breweries in small towns, but i only mention that so that i dont color my rating with those expectations. a nice amber color from the 12 oz bottle, with a moderate hops nose and a balanced malt presense. not particularly bitter, but overall this is a well-balanced beer. nicely done, even if its not outstanding

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Nice orange tea color pour with white head and a little lacing. Strong hops with a crisp finish and satisfying mouthfeel. Bitterness on the tongue after swallowing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mvp (241) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2016
Lemon aroma. Copper color with medium white head. I like the taste but is too lemony to drink at a regular basis.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2097) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Fine hop blend with enough malt to balance sweetness and provide body. One of the best that I have had from this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Very good so smooth yet delivers the punch of flavor you would expect from a balanced brew very good

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownALEx (434) - Portland, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a hazy burnt orange. Fair head. No lacing. Taste is kind of a jumbled mess. A bit too bitter. Not that well balanced. Its a bit harsh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (706) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark straw color. Smallish bright white head that lasted until the end of the glass. Big lacing. Mild grain aroma. Flavor of citrus bitter, but not a bitter that I particularly enjoyed. Very dry. Im not a big PA fan. This one seemed to have a lot of bitter without substance behind it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a yellowish amber with two fingers of creamy head. Aroma is fruity and piney. Some biscuit. Nice beer though hopping was a bit harsh on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle pour. Hazy wheat color. Small, foaming head. Juicy nose. Tropic fruit. Dusty grain. Fresh. Taste pulls back, a little. Pleasant bitterness. Touch of sweetness on finish. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4857) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, melon, citrus peel, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice American pale ale. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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