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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Dry Hopped American Pale Ale (APA) is charged with American hops to create a bold, aromatic ale. Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts. After fermentation, the beer circulates through a bed of Cascade and Chinook hops, boosting the distinctive hop aroma of this satisfying ale.

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3.5
IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
12 oz bottle from acknud! Thanks! Nose of piney and floral hops; cloudycopper orange with a big pale yellow head; falvor has some bubblegum notes mixed with hop bitterness, the bubblegum notes disappearing after a few sips; finish is moderately bitter.

3.4
heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2008
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Beer that Schlafly makes for the Boathouse Restaurant in Forrest Park. On tap at the restaurant. The body is dark orange and gold with a slightly off white head. The aroma has grapefruit and some floral notes. Lots of citrus. The taste has a citrus note with some bread crust. The finish is like fresh green beans.
Earlier Rating: 1/7/2006 Total Score: 3.4
The body was dark orange with a little haze. The was a thin whit ehead on top. The aroma was soapy with some grapefruit. The taste had grapefruit along with some light caramel and oced tea. The light body makes this very drinkable.

3.8
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 I liked this one a lot! Picked this up at Sahara Mart. Pours a nice even amber color. Lots of piney and bitter hops. "Medium bodied" is the perfect way to describe this one. Doesn’t overpower, but not watery at all. Has just a hint of malt, but it acts as a nice balance to the hops. I really dug this one and would have it again.

3.7
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours a hazy golden brown with a fairly small off white head. Aroma is sweet smelling with a bunch of citrusy hops iin it. Taste is strong grapefruit citrus with a long bitter finish. Could use a little bit more malt profile but a very good beer nonetheless.

3.8
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2008
Clear particulate laden golden amber with large wispy off-white slowly diminishing head that laces quite nicely. Medium hope nose of citrus and floral aromas and a touch of bread & yeast. Decently balanced with a light bitter finish. A little light on hops taste-wise (grapefruit) for an APA, but not too bad.

3.7
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2008
crystal clear amber with a nice white head. head settles into thin film and leaves good lacing. caramel orange dried apricot aroma. sweet dried apricot bitter orange caramel flavor. nice bittersweet medium dry finish. medium body nice fluffy mouth feel from the carbonation. surprisingly good. will have to pick this one up again.

3.5
NachlamSie (3467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle born on January 29, 2008. Pours a cloudy orange with a tall white head. I was expecting a bit more hops in the aroma, but it’s still pretty nice. A musty note is there, almost like a Saison, but primarily herbal spiciness and caramel are present. I don’t get a great deal of citrus on this one. The flavor has a medium level of sweetness in a bready, peachy fashion with drying, piny hoppiness. Again, not a whole lot of citrus. The bitterness comes out more like herbs or pot. This is a pretty solid American pale.

3.7
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12 ounce bottle. Pour very hazy yellow with lots of particles. Sticky snow white head. A nice aroma of oranges and pine. The flavor leans more toward the floral side with a long bitter finish. Medium body. High carbonation. Bitter dry finish. Really as far as APA goes, you could do much worse.

3.4
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Pours a golden yellow, clear with a big old sparse white head, full of spaces. The nose is full of hops. C-word hops. Resinous pine to floral bitterness. Sweet, light malt. A little soap, a hint of creaminess. Hops first. The mouthfeel is pretty good, slick and full for the style, reigned in carbonation. The flavor is a cut below. Big ass hops, again C-word all the way, fresh as one can expect. The sweetness is too sweet though, to simple. Pale ass malt, not a lot of dimensionality to it. There’s some unwelcome toast. The sickening sweetness seems to play up a hint of DMS. Maybe I served this too warm. Lingering bitterness. Not a bad beer, a better APA, fo shizzle.

3.7
cb23 (97) - St. louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light gold with descent off-white head. Good lacing. Nose of fresh piney hops. Palate was a great balance of the intense hop flavor and the malt backbone of the ale. I detected some grapefruit notes as well giving the beer a little extra layer of taste complexity. A great APA that I will definitely be buying some more of.


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