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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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3.6
jercraigs (10923) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
Decent white head on a golden body. Nice citrusy hoppy aroma. Grapefruit hops dominates the flavour with just barely enough malt to start to approach balanced. Some fruityness, and a mildly acidic grapefruit finish. Decent palate. Nice beer, but a touch one dimensional. Thanks for sharing Adrian.

3
TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Maybe I got a bad bottle of this beer. Failed the hop test in my book. Not nearly hoppy enough for an American Pale. Anyway, the rating: dark golden color with lots of fine particles suspended and a nice creamy off white head that exhibits good lacing and retention. Aroma is very grainy, like smelly fresh cereal. Flavor is rather bland being mostly mild bitterness and a bit of malty breadiness. My bottle deviates significantly from the average rating.

4
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Beer is much sweeter when you enjoy it while sitting outside on a beautiful day when other peope are working. Unemployment has some benefits.

3.5
HopalotCassidy (12) - Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2004
My wife brought this back from St. Louis for me (gotta love the enabling!)
thin yellow color bright white head -- not exciting. sharp hop aroma -- citrusy and full. The flavor was as anticipated -- nothing exciting or challenging but nothing to complain about. Mouthfeel was very full and pleasing.

3.5
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a light cloudy golden color with a large frothy white head. Citrus aroma. Hops and malt flavor. Descent APA. Thanks Kevin42!

3.9
Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - AUG 16, 2004
bottle. dark yellowish orange with a thick creamy cratered head. light citrus hop aroma. sweet malt flavor with an earthy dough flavor that has a nice hop finish. leaves a pleasant thick clingy mouthfeel

4
DrnkMcDermott (3161) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Draft, at Soulard Ale House, St. Louis (as Schlafly Expedition). My server didn’t know what style this was, so I guessed, and guessed wrong. I thought its taste tended toward the Belgian side, with dense malt flavor under a milk-foam head. I did catch the American Pale Ale hops, which put on a good spice show against the strong malts. Well done, everyone! Take five!

4.2
Braudog (6854) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 Solid copper with rocky and sticky head. Light cascade-like aroma. Full-on hop flourish, citric and tart. Ultra-sweet but grassy finish.

3.9
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Bottle - deep, dark golden in color with an off-white head. Big citrus hop nose! Nice, big malt and hop flavor - a bit of spice, but mostly citrusy hop. Very nice mouthfeel - soft. This is an excellent Pale Ale!

3.7
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Golden amber, nice lasting white head. Lots of hop aroma, citrus grapefruity. Hop bitterness and again the citrius fruitness are also there to stand up to the malt backbone which never quite makes it through. Bought at the brewpub.


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