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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Ratman197 (15468) - 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.

BeerandBlues2 (13871) - 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.

jcwattsrugger (12550) - 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.

kp (10880) - 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

3fourths (9358) - 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.

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.

Ernest (7862) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Draught. Dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (citrus - grapefruit, resin), with a light note of apricot. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. This 75 IBU resiny/grapefruity pale ale will undoubtedly get higher marks from bigger fans of the style, but it's pretty well-balanced and reasonably enjoyable even for me.

CaptainCougar (7634) - 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.

Braudog (6852) - 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.

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.

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