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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rich, Northwest-style Pale Ale is a rare feat of balance: unfiltered, dry-hopped to 40 IBUs, and deliciously sessionable. Groove on this two-time Great American Beer Festival® Gold Medal winner (2001 and 2002 Bitter Category). It really smoothes out the bumps.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, - APR 23, 2006
The aroma is strong. It is a mixture of hoppy, fruity and vegetable-like notes. Sweet and spicy. The flavour is round and soft and contains a rather high concentration of fruity notes. It is a rather nice brew with a mild and smooth mouthfeel.


2.8
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Can. Hazed yellow pour, with an off white head. Bready, sweet, lightly bitter, notes of citrus, and caramel. I’m not liking it very much, not much hops.

3.7
beer_rookie (563) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
My reviews keep disappearing.....I’ll make this brief.

Pours cloudy orange. Cream colored head, good retention, gold lacing.

Aroma is orange peel and orange. Hop oil and grapefruit.

Taste is more grapefruit than orange. Well balanced. Hop oil lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Bitterness wins out with the lingering hop oil. Finishes dry and mellow.

Overall, it’s a simple berr, but well done. Easy drinking. I would recommend it, and would buy it again.

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3.1
djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at BrewMaster’s Craft Beer Festival. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus and grass. Medium body, citrus, grass, earth malt, light bitterness, good.

3
Cajun (534) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Can - Pours amber with fizzy white head. Notes of citrus and other light fruits. Fruity flavor, juice, fermented breads, some bitterness in the after. Mild. Drinkable. Meh.

3
r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2016
A bit trashy and thin. Bready malt, dry hops, slight bitterness. The finish fades away quickly. Meh.

2.7
mcberko (17816) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
On tap at Squatters, pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out light piney hops and dry biscuity malt. Flavour is well-balanced, with a nice piney hop quality and dry biscuity malt. Bland and lifeless, but it’s okay.

1.8
vomit (260) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2016
So, there is no reason for a full suspension of your disbelief! No, indeed, believe it: Blatz rules forever and ever, amen. This beer, not so much. But I have tasted worse.....think Strohs’.

3.2
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream head. light malt aroma. Light malt and light grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Light malt and light grapefruit lingers with light grain.

3.3
WillemsUrenkel (1871) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2016
0,33 l can. Murky flat orange in the glass. One finger foamy white head. Floral hopy nose. Starts with a hopy bitterness, very floral, some citrus, later more dusty grain. Increasing malt to the end. Nice one.

3.2
Christos (5743) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2016
(Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale) At ’t Pleintje, Hengelo, I didn’t pay attention but I think came from a bottle. Pale orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with one finger of kind of thin, white head on top, good retention though and it left a nice lacing behind. Aroma of malts, light caramel, straw. Taste is mildly bitter with caramel, malts, straw, old grass, metallic notes. Medium thin bod, carbonation on the high side. Decent.


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