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RATINGS: 564   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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k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle dated 12/26/2007 - Hazy dirty brass to light copper pour. Dense rocky head that dissipates into a skim of bubbles hanging around to the bottom. Aroma is dusty and doughy with some hop spice & earthy notes in the background. Flavor is initially malty & bready that get overwhelmed by a solvent/turpentine bitterness and then finishes with a musty grassy note best described as "moldy basement."

3.8
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2008
12oz brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Bottled on 9/27/07 (a little over three months old). Lots of carbonation. Poured a hazy gold with a good two fingers of white bubbled head. Bottle conditioned? Good citrusy hop aroma with a little hint of yeast. Creamy mouthfeel. Some caramelly malt to start off with followed by a solid American hop bitterness. Good balance, very drinkable beer.

3.9
wickedpete (636) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 Thanks to Vance for this one. A murky orange color with a thick cloudy head. Aroma is light, a bit of spicy, citrusy hops, plus some yeast. The body is amazingly pleasant. The flavor is quite smooth for a pale ale, not overly abrasive with bitterness. Good hops, a little biscuity. Very, very nice.

3.4
KieferUGA (462) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Bottled on October 17, 2007. Hazy golden pour with a medium sized, white head. Aroma of citrus hops with a bit of must in the background. Flavor is mainly sweet malts with slighty hoppy undertones. Finish doesn’t last too long, with lightly bitter notes.

3.6
switzer (22) - USA - DEC 6, 2007
Pours a dark gold with a lingering head. Smells of a citrusy aroma, and tastes the same. A bit grainy, but not enough to turn one away. Good, but for having "hopped" in the name, I’d expect this to be even hoppier.

3.3
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bright piney hopped citrus aroma. Golden yellow with a right foamy head of good duration. Flavor is bitter and haylike. Light wheat. Slightly creamy and mildly yeasty. Slight saltiness. Flavors improve as you drink on and become richer and more complex. Palate is fairly weak and flat. Bitter duration. Good initial aroma and appearance but the flavor and palate are weaker although not bad. Improves towards the end of the first bottle.

3.8
natedoggkc (165) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Pours a golden/orange color with nice full white head. Aroma is balanced with malty sweetness and hops on the piney side. The palate is on the hoppy side with the background of malt. The finish combines the two but it feels like they are fighting to be the front runner on the palate.

3.7
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Bottled on 9/27/07: Pours a transparent amber bronze with a thin-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of lightly sweet crystal malt and a big orange grapefruity hop presence. Body starts with a nice pale malty sweetness balanced with crisp, resiny citrus hops toward a bittersweet drier clean finish. Very drinkable without lacking in flavor or body. A good APA.

3.2
pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2007
10-23-07 bottle. Doughy hop aroma. Amber color with nice head. Not a very clean finish - it has this dirty cotton gauze aftertaste. Reminds me of a pilsner with some hops mixed in at the last minute.

3.4
AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2007
6-21-2005 bottling date. The label calls this Expedition Reserve. Pours a light amber color with a small head.Has a mostly grainy, yeasty lagar type smell. Light to medium bodied with a frothy mouthfeel. A straight forward taste is of malted grains and mildly bitter. Finishes clean and dry on the palate. Not a sweet beer, nor sour, it reminds me of liquid Grapenuts. Pretty nice. July 2005


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