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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A superb example of an American Pale Ale. The Cascade hop flavor just explodes in your mouth. Combined with the clean malt character and smooth finish, you are left utterly wanting another when your glass is empty.

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2.6
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2010
for god’s sake lock the door, i got a minor son in the house! .. . pours a dark gold, huge fizzy head.. airy fizzy mouth.. decent taste, but wacky! ..maybe even a touch of infection, arizona? ..this is what happens when you play lawyer ball..

2.9
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Clear amber color/ rocky white head. Mild plastic smell with floral hops. light/ medium body. decent tangy floral hop flavors on a lightly sweet pale malt base, mild fungal infection.

2
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pouras a hazy orange with a massive beige head. Nose is toast grains and earthy hops. Taste is highly carbonated iced tea and earthy hops. I think this is infected as it is way off and that would explain the massive head and excessive carbonation.

2.7
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Clear light amber appearance. Thin head of foam that leaves a very light lace. The aroma is decent: the malt and hop are well balanced, nice bouquet, probably dry hopped. A higher level of oily-alcohol than expected. The malt dies quickly on the initial taste then the hop starts soft and builds to the predominant flavor in the aftertaste. Astringent and dry, this is a tasty beer but not very complex. The flavors are fairly two dimensional.

3.1
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Date: February 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: hazy orange, fine white head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of floral and fruity citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of floral hops, nice crystal sweetness, fruity citrus, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.3
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Thick, persistent head over light copper. Cascade hops meets electrical fire aroma, but in a kinda good way. Flavor is a well balanced typical APA but has a tingly, almost smoky character to it in the background. Power of suggestion? I dunno.

3
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Thanks to Ethan for sharing this one at Pre-Sex. Admittedly, this beer was up against a tremendous amount of competition. But it still came across as average in almost every way. Faint amber pour, with medium carbonation, medium hops, medium malts, and, well, just medium. Inoffensive but unmemorable.

3.4
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Thanks to Ethan via hellbilly for the sample at the sexual chocolate grand tasting! Hazy light amber pour with a frothy off white head. Citrus aroma. Pine, citrus, and maybe some rye. A little sweet on the finish

3.4
emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Thanks hellbilly. Poured a cloudy amber with a creamy white head. The nose was piney, citrusy, mildly sweet, nice balance between the hop and malt but subdued overall. The flavor is piney, mild sweetness from the malt, reasonable amount of bitterness, shows some age and oxidiation.

2.6
badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Courtesy of Tytoanderso. Gold color with a large head. Aroma of pineapples?! Very vinous and bitter taste. Odd, and not quite my bag.


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