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RATINGS: 1216   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 Critics 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5947) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Strong hoppy aroma from a light coppery, sparkling beer with a slightly off colored head that went away quickly. A light initial flavor and a light bitter finish which is fairly short lived. Had a light to medium body, a dry texture, and lively carbonation. Good lake beer not harsh and not bland.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle. A fairly excellent APA quite possibly one of the best I ever tasted. Very well balanced, just the right amount of hops as well as fruitiness. Flavors of buuterscotch are also noticeable. The beer finsihes with a lasting bitterness. Lacing is quite nice and the head is of medium size.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Very well balanced APA...sweet caramel and toffee malt with a generous pine and citrus hopping. The combination is a very refreshing and easily sessionable pale ale. I would eagerly seek this one out again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
This American Pale Ale pours an orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is hoppy and malt sweet. A medium to light bodied American Pale Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are citrusy and earthy. Not very hoppy or very bitter, but it is very crisp and dry. There is a touch of residual sweetness and the finish. Would make a good session ale. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (2085) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Pour is a clear dark orange with a thin white ring of suds. Aroma is light citrus hops with a little bit of sweetness. Actually this beer has quite a bit of pleasent sweetness. The hops are a little bit more grassy and bitter in the flavor. The body is about right for this size beer. Maybe a little light. Overall very clean, and easy-drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2006
This is yet another run of the mill ale which is well executed, nicely blended, and enjoyable to drink. Nothing at all to complain about, although it doesnt really make a statement. If anything, this beer is a little too sweet, but overall very solid.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (6312) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Goldtwins. Pours a clear light gold with a fizzy white head. Nice floral hop aroma over a light crystal malt base. Lightly hoppy flavor over a slightly grainy malt base. Not too much going on here. Very light bodied with fizzy and prickly carbonation. This really wasnt a bad beer in and of itself, no real flaws, just designed to be very weak and bland. Not the beer that they make for the geeks I guess.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Pours burnt yellow with healthy white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste is medium hops with a bittersweet aftertaste that lingers for a while. Hops are not overpowering, which is sometimes the case with pale ales. Swallow is very smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Draft at the Flying Saucer Nashville. Pours amber with some citrus and floral aroma. Flavor of carmel malt and a hint of orange, balanced by a nice non-aggressive bitter hop profile. Finish is crisp and mildy hoppy. A little watery in the mouthfeel. This one could use a little more body, but overall, not a bad APA. I could put a six of this in the fridge for session beers as an alternative to SNPA or North Coast Red Seal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (2020) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Crisp and full of floral hops, this pale ale does not skimp on the maltiness either. A fine grainy character balances everything out. 420 has a soft pleasant palate. Even keeled, 420 is a good example of a thoughtfully brewed beer.


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