RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A classic American Pale Ale with a rich golden hue. Flavor is predominated by three different varieties of hops. Finishes with a slight malty sweetness designed to balance the high hop levels. This is the brewer’s favorite. For those who consider themselves "hopheads"! 1999 GABF Gold Medal Winner for American Pale Ale. 75 IBU.

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back (2199) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
Gylden klar skum hvid lidt Humle karamel korn citrus Vande flad Cask @ Prince of Wales ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

uhclem (430) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2009
When compared to other Colorado IPA’s this one holds its own. It has a nice hop-to-malt balance, a crisp mouthfeel and a good finish.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
From the Jug at the Pumphouse Brewery & Restaurant, Longmont 08/10/2008 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol hoppy and pale with pine fruit flavour. Crisp and bitter in the finish.

Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Dark amber in color and flavors of caramel malts with light spice and a very light hop profile make this a very average pale ale. Pretty plain, non-descript even and certainly nothing to get too excited about especially on a beer trip through Colorado.

That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra at the brewpub. Light hops and caramel malt on the nose. Great bitter hoppy flavor and finish kicks ass. Excellent pale ale.

beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2008
I’d say the American beer community has moved beyond this hoppy pale ale with the advent of extreme brewing. But this is a nice beer and should be enjoyed for the balance of hop and malt, for the contrast of sweet malt and bitter hop, achieved without one overpowering the other. It’s a nice beer.

goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Tap @ Pumphouse: Poured a lightly hazed dark copper color with a small off-white head. Grapefruit and citrus aroma with some malt trying to get through. The flavor was dominated by grapefruit hops and some caramel. Bitter rind finish. Long bitter finish. Light to medium body.

CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 10/14/07: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a nicely-lacing froth of clingy white head. Aroma of fairly fresh citrusy hops and mildly sweet toasty pale malt. Body starts with a decent malty sweetness and some citrusy, earthy hop balance toward a crisp, very drinkable bittersweet finish.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/14/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear copper, fine white head, scattered and drippy lace, sweet grapefruit aroma, lots of sweet crystal malt flavor, well balanced with lots of citrus hops, nice lasting bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

BeerandBlues2 (13638) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Nitro tap at brewpub. Pours hazy amber with a large creamy off-white head, good lacing, head mostly lasting. Aroma is average malt (cereal, meal), heavy hops (flowers, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of peach and dust. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 7/23/2005 Total Score: 3.4
Draught. Pours hazy copper with a small tan foamy head; creamy spotty lacing. Pine and citrus hop aroma with roasted caramel malt nose. Pine and citrus hop flavor with roasted grain malt body and an acidic alcohol hint. Medium bodied and spicy.

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