RATINGS: 1229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
On tap @ Brixx Pizza, Greenville, SC. Decent enough pale ale. Easy drinker, but very restrained, nearly ordinary. Lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Deep amber pour with a nice white head that clings to the glass. Nice hoppy nose. Fairly heavy bodied for a pale ale. A nice crisp hop finish but not that much going on elsewhere. Good beer but when the same money gets you SNs Pale Ale... 7,4,6,3,12:3.2 Re-rate: Sampled at the 12th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Light golden color with a thin white head. Small bubbles settle to a cover. Biting hops and pale malt aroma. Citric and piney hops develop a great APA with a smooth body and a citrus hops finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2008
5-20-08 bottle
Clear amber with no head. Smell is light and doughy dusty sweet. Thin, watery, almost tart flavor. Bland and not really that hoppy at all. Medium carbonation. Just no real flavor or smell. Quite ho hum for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2008
bottle. puny fully dissapting head into clear golden body. aromas of honey and light hops. flavor is lightly sweet. below average carbonation. watery texture. pretty good pale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2008
bottle: pours super clear and clean honey colour lots of carbontion witha thick pithy white head.aroma is very faint almost non exsistant.very small wafts of caramel malt and light earthy hop with lemon. flavour is a light sugar malt and small amount of hops. not alot to it but it is very easy to drink withit lack of flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Draught. Light orange pour with an off white head. Aroma of hops and sugar. Nice smooth taste with a solid hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Light golden color with different copper hinge. Minimal head. Hoppy with bits of sugar. Bits of lemon and citrus flavor. Not overly amazing. Pretty solid though. I had two of them on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Awesome tasting brew. Exactly what I was hoping it would be. Medium bodied, amber/light brown colour with a soft sweet head. Well integrated hop flavor, smooth touch of floral and piney aromas. Citrusy at times with a long lingering hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2008
This one smells less like 420 than the road trip. It does have lots of grassy hops along with lightly toasted malt and caramel. The appearance is almost amber gold with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma and quite drinkable. The palate is average. Overall its fine without being great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 Bottle courtesy of robbmotiwalla. Thanks!
Pours a clear orangish amber with a light whitish head. Smell is more whole grain unmalted barley than anything, along with some mild hops. Interesting. Taste is unusual again with raw barley flavor and somewhat faint hop flavor and mild bitterness. Slightly fruity flavor, but very raw grain like. Not bad, just very unusual and unexpected. Somewhat full mouthfeel and slightly rich. Interesting beer. Rerate of it fresh on tap was quite better. Very solid and sessionable. Fresh, fruity bitter hops. Nice pale.

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