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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Essential Pale Ale is a deep golden color with hop aroma reminiscent of fresh fruit. The pleasing bitter taste from American hops is balanced with English and German malts, and offers a complex full flavored character that is smooth and refreshing.

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3.4
Jyrsa (961) - - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 Hazy yellow with white head from bottle. Citrus, grass, spruce, some caramel. Taste follows suit. Slightly floury with medium body. Bordering on the IPA county but good.

3.3
obguthr (6656) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Lemongrass nose. Hazy amber, thin head. Grapefruit and lemongrass. Honey finish. Medium body, easy carbonation.

2.9
stevoj (5569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle from Giant. Mildly hazy golden with foamy head. Aroma is lemony citrus, bready, crackers. Taste is also tangy, and kind of musty. Closer to a pils than an APA Something slightly off kilter

3.4
malvrich (351) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2016
5 week old bottle into a stemless wine glass. A: Pale orange tinted clear gold with small fast falling head and nice lacing. S: Very light scent of bread and orange zest with a touch of pine. T: Crisp toasted bread malts dominate with zesty orange and pith balancing nicely. Light sweetness lingers. M: Crisp carbonation and light to medium mouthfeel with a very clean finish. O: Well done in all aspects even if not exceptional in any. A really nice pale ale worth buying.

3.3
Hangover (1142) - oxford, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Copper pour with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity with a good amount of malt. Flavor is apricot, orange with a nice sweetness on the back end. Pretty tasty.

3.4
brownaler (706) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Bready malt and strong hop profile. Wish they made more pale ales than IPAs.

4
tsd08460 (1241) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle at the brewery Aroma: spicy hops, cereal, floral, Appearance: hazy golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.6
GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Port City. Slightly hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light citrus, floral notes, slight malt. Tastes of citrus, light floral notes, malt, biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.2
falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Nothing really noticable about this one...a bit of citrus and hops, but nothing strong. Kinda danky and just finishes without a note.

3.3
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours and orange color with a lacy white head. Notes of sweat, grass, orange citrus, and some skunkiness. Nothing really stands out.


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