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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our newest year-round canned beer is brewed with lots of 2 row and red wheat with a little specialty malt for a beautiful golden hue. A blend of Centennial, Citra, Chinook, Cascade and Crystal hops give the beer its flavor and aroma. This Chicago Pale Ale is meant to be a supremely drinkable brew for those who love hops. Magnificent California hop aromas play in perfect harmony with this brew’s extremely satisfying finish.

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3.3
RSRIZZO (2010) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2017
12oz can (courtesy of Headbanger), the can bulged and split in shipping. About half the beer leaked out, but going to give it a try anyway. Poured into a small snifter, zero carbonation so no head. Color is a hazy golden orange. Aroma is rich and sweet with big fruity hops. It seems to have a medium body but without carbonation it feels flat. Flavor is fruit, citrus with a nice hop bitterness. Finishes with some pine showing. Overall it must be a great brew because even flat it's well balanced with big flavors.

3.8
seymour (2076) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Poured from can into rocks glass at McCormick Place in Chicago, a clear light golden amber colour with fluffy white foam, lasting with lace. A typical but particularly good APA, strong malt base, slightly bready and biscuity, hint of caramel, with hefty hop-forward bitterness, flavour and aroma. Musky weed, grapefruit, pine, black currants, apricots and berry fruit. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, lingering bittersweet aftertaste.

4
mrjaxson (607) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2017
So many hop varieties make the aroma both pine forest and fruit salad, depending on which nostril I’m concentrating on. OK, there’s a whole lotta hops there. Terrific finish has the malty sweetness first, followed by resinous pine bitterness, then a citrus juiciness, then a pine bark and dry conclusion. Really nice.

3.6
chicagobears (474) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Solid pale ale. I’m a bit of a Revolution fan boy with their assertive hop approach. This one is certainly assertively hopped up but with a smooth maltiness to it. Nothing really comes from left field as being unique but I can’t deny the Revolution characteristics here. I’m used to their excellent IPA’s and feel this could be my "go to" session ale. So glad they are my local brewery.

3.6
Ktwse (5236) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, tropical fruit. Taste is resinous, bitter, lingering slightly medicinal finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.6
balloonbuffoon (476) - - JUN 5, 2017
12 floz can that I paid the per unit equivalent of $1.50, COD: 01.11.2017. Poured into a nonic glass appearing a pale gold, with bubbles making their way to the top to support a solid 1.5 finger head. I can definitely smell the hop dust that gives off lemon zest and a whole bunch of citrus fruits. Palate presents a purely Americn take on a pale ale. It’s not an IPA nor a session IPA, it’s just a golden grapefruit, and rose honey APA. I do prefer more of a hop presence to nod toward English tradition, but this is still pretty good for blonde/pale American ale.

3.7
radagast83 (8191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Draft pour at Savor: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience 2017. Poured a golden yellow color with an off-white head. Aroma was juicy, citrus notes. Nice floral character. Flavor was light dusty citrus, fruit. Tasty.

4
Itzjerm (3056) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Nice balanced beer. Lots of hops and lots of flavor. Ends a bit hop tea but at abv is expected. Very well done and very impressive.

3.3
JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Straw color, with a bit of haze and a fluffy off-white head, mostly lasting. Zesty scents, but not overpowering. Orange, and crystal malt scents that I somehow feel like I’m grilling some orange slices for a fancy dinner. Light sweet start, with a bit of oak noted in the middle. Crisp finish and a lightly woody finish.

3.6
basaywhat (297) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2017
12 oz can. Pours a golden yellow with an off-white head. The smell is toasted malt, citrus, floral. The taste is toasted malt then a big citrus rush ending fruity and dry. Light in body with slightly above average carbonation level.


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