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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On draught. Too sweet for me, lots of caramel and malt, some hops. Almost like a summer ale, not as bitter as the pales I like. Tan creamy head.

3.6
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Cloudy copper with decent head. Nice spicy hop aroma. Very soapy and bitter.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12471) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2006
on tap-pours a light tan head and an amber/copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus hops. Taste is sweet citrus hops, secondary sweet malt. Mild carbonation. Taste is Ignitor Pale Ale approximately but a bit more pungent.
Earlier Rating: 11/6/2006 Total Score: 3.6
on tap-pours a light tan head and an amber/copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus hops. Taste is sweet citrus hops, secondary sweet malt. Mild carbonation.

3.1
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Draught at Brewery: Smells of hops, pine, and resin. Poured amber in color. Small, off-white head. Great lacing. Clear. Hoppy flavor. Medium bitter and lightly sweet. Short finish. Medium body. Watery. Thin. Overall, and average APA.

3.5
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2006
tap. Hazy copper pour with thick head. nice lacing. nice hops and citrus aroma. creamy body of thick hips, sour malts and bitter finish. Balance slightly off but very good.
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2006 Total Score: 3.5
tap. copper pour with thin white head. nice lacing. hips, lemon grass, small citrus, caramel aroma. earthy hops, balanced caramel malts, nice bitterness.

3.9
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
This is great stuff. I wish I could get some more of this, as an everyday type drinking pale ale. A very pleasing hoppiness pervades throughout, but not overpowering, just enough citrus and pleasing floral aromas. Maltiness is a sweet bit of caramel, but overall amazingly well balanced.

4.4
Ratman197 (14978) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2006
On tap @ Pumphouse poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of pine, grass, carmel and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of pine, grass, carmel and mild earthiness with a lingering bitter finish.

3.6
Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2006
On tap at the brewpub, 4/13/06: Golden copper. Pleasantly hoppy, but not over the top. Nice little American pale ale, but it did have a bit of an off wood-chip flavor.

2.7
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Draught - Bland and boring beer, typical American ale. Bitter hop finish is noit counterbalanced by anything else. Not too many hops, they are just annoying.

3.2
3fourths (9350) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Clear amber appearance. Nice even Cascade hop aroma. Very frothy and carbonated. Thick, not very exciting, but still some sweet subtle hop flavor on top of a big wheat/bread malt presence.


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