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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With a very complex blend of citric fruitness and floral overtones, this beer has a pleasing dry hop taste tht enhances its already stellar drinkability. A favorite among many whom appreciate the finer Pale Ales. Brewed at Sudwerk for ReaperAle.

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3.4
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
A slightly older bottle thanks to Lt.Dan. Pours with with a hazed gold body. Aroma still haze a decent amount of citrus hop aromas, a bit of tea and caramel, bread rounding it out. Taste has a touch of oxidation (presenting itself as dried coconut), but still some resilient citrus hops, a bit herbal, and tons of caramel. Not a bad bottle. Lively bubbles, a bit thin. Nice.

2.7
Ernest (7886) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Quite citric in the mouth, very straightforward nose, nothing much to see here. Defines "average".

3.6
blankboy (7860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear golden-orange with a good size mostly lasting white head. Nice citrus hops aroma backed with sweet malt and a nice bitter finish-- simple but pleasant. Flavour’s the same: citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone -- tasty stuff. Medium bodied. I must say, for a Pale Ale this is wonderful!

3.7
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Clear copper orange pour with a nicely-lacing, frothy white head. Fresh green piny hoppy aroma has a light caramel malty presence. Starts With a pleasant light sweetness and good crisp hoppy balance toward a smooth, very drinkable finish. Makes a nice, flavorful session beer.

3
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bomber. Poured clear medium golden with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up earthy and caramel sweetness with a touch of smoke.. pine and orangey hoppage around.. a little detergent-like as it warmed up. The flavor found tart citrus juice on the tip of the tongue followed by semi-sweet caramel and pale malts.. more orangey bitterness and detergent surrounded.. finished with tacky, non-descript malts and citrus bitterness. Medium-ish bodied and slick across the palate.. sharp on the back-half, and it didn’t flow that well.. drinkable, but not that good.

3.6
HogTownHarry (7084) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a small foamy white head. Mild, pleasant orange juice and mild hop aroma - simple. Simple taste too - orange juice, hops, mild alcohol, slightly woody - well-blended and nicely bitter in the medium finish. Perhaps a little weak bodied, but nice astringency, mild carbonation - just a solid session APA.

1.6
Braudog (6898) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Exploded out of the bottle as 90% foamy head over a cloudy yellow orange ... super sweet and citric with little body. Based on the previous reviews and my previous Reaper Red, I'd say these guy have a serious quality control and consistency problem ... this one got away from them.

3.6
vyvvy (6834) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Pours hazy orange / gold with a soapy beige head that gives nice lacing. The aroma is quite hoppy - floral, citric and light pine. It is pretty well balanced as well. Medium body with very subdued, yet noticable, carbonation. Flavor starts with pine and floral hops and some grapefruit and woodiness. The finish adds some crisp spice, but the wood shows through most. The flavor does not come off as balanced as the aroma did. Very nice hop heavy pale ale.

3.2
ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 10/25/09

Aroma: The aroma starts off with some citrus and pine hops, and a good amount of soapiness to the smell as well. It’s kind of a strange nose, it almost smells like lemon dish washing detergent.
Appearance: This one pours a hazy golden-orange color with a big fluffy white head and a good amount of lace.
Flavor: The flavor is quite citric as well, its got a nice amount of hop flavor to it with a mild malt backing.
Palate: This beer has a light-medium body, and a decent, though somewhat thin/watery mouthfell.
Overall Impression: This is a solid beer. Something I enjoyed, but not something I would describe as special or exciting. It’s kind of a hoppy pale ale with a soap feel to it, but it is something you certainly enjoy.

3.8
egajdzis (6827) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Poured a hazy light copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, sweet caramel malts as well. Taste was bitter grapefruit, lots citrus in this one, sweet caramel, and no alcohol. Crisp and refreshing pale ale.


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