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RATINGS: 1191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our most popular beer. 420 Extra Pale Ale is a tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale with a good hop feel to it and a crisp finish. First brewed on April 20th, 1997 this beer has developed quite the following in the Southeast. Drink em if you got em

Medals: 2002 Silver Medal - Great American Beer Festival; 1997-2003 Creative Loafing - Readers and Critic’s Choice - Best Local Beer; Silver Medal winner at the 1998 World Beer Cup; Voted top ten beers in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Carastan 30-37

Hops: Centenial, Cascade

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3.1
IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle from iowaherkeye, Thanks Joey! Nose of hoppy citrus; hazy gold with a small white head; flavor well balanced with caramel showing first, then the light hop bitterness, maybe too light for a pale ale.

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SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Tap. Rather light in color for an APA. Somewhat light in the nose as well. Some light malts and a little bit of hops. Went down smooth, but I’d like to see a bit more bitterness and hops from the style. All in all, decent.

3.4
jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle at the Pickle Barrel pub in Milledgeville, GA. Exactly what a decent American pale should be. Lightly floral, extremely hoppy, a smooth brew with a slightly bitter finish. Matched up well with a jerk cod sandwich.

3.5
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle thanks to skillessvillain: Clear orange gold in color with a medium white head. Aroma, citrus and floral notes, some yeast. Flavor, some herbal and floral hop notes, lightly sweet malts, some bready notes. medium bodied, soft carbonation. Some mild bitterness on the tail end.

3.6
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Pours a dark golden color with a semi-frothy white head. Bit of a savory, protein-like smell on this one. Decently hoppng, with a slightly more pronounced yeast flavor than other EPAs. Good bit of thickness. Finishes slightly astringent and quite earthy. Pretty good.

3.3
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2006
A nice copper color with a thin, white head. Grapefruit in the aroma with a subtle, sweet caramel in the background and just a touch of honey. Flavor is caramelized grapefruit with a rather salty edge and finish. Light in body but good drinkability but the saltine throws me a little bit.

3.3
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with CaptainCougar. Aroma: Some light tangerine and sour apple, grainy malt, piney hops. Pretty mellow aroma. Appearance: Dark golden in color and clear. Off-white head was full and frothy, but didn’t last long. Not much lacing. Flavor: Light bready malt, pine and citrus hops, some spice and grass into the finish. Bitterness is balanced just right. Finishes crisp and clean. Well balanced. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: A great ’lawnmower’ beer. Very refreshing and drinkable.

3.7
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Hard to believe I hadn’t rated this yet. Golden copper pour...off-white head, sorta fluffy. Light hop nose gives way to a fairly bitter hop flavor....decent malts to back it up...pretty good. Bitterness lingers to the end...nice mouthfeel. I really like their IPA and this one didn’t disappoint.

3.5
Terminus (3710) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 bottle-thanks to snegrams3 for this one. Pours light orange with a very slight white wispy head. nose is not that strong. nose of sour apples and light citrus. flavors example the sour apple flavor with a touch of honey. really not all that great. light citrus and hops on the finish. palate is somewhat boring and doesnt take hold of the mouth. pretty basic for the style. RERATE-at brewpub in atlanta airport-very solid pale-copper hue with a small white head. nose of pine, carmel malts and very sierra nevada clone-esqe smelling. pine and grapefruit flavors dominate the palate with a slash of pale/carmel malts. very balanced and solid pale ale here. I could drink many of these!

2.5
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2006
On tap at the Broadway Brewhouse and Mojo Grill (Downtown) in Nashville. Disappointing after three really nice PAs. Had an odd aftertaste, and was weak for the style.


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