RATINGS: 1216   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2122) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Amber color is darker than most pale ales. Fairly hoppy aroma and taste. Followed a bottle of LandShark, and was much superior in all aspects.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2008
Bottle: Pretty average across the board. Pale amber appearance with almost no head. Very slight aroma of hops (no citrus aroma or flavor for that matter). Malt flavor with slight hop finish. Ok beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2008
Bottle. Nice beer. Wonderful aroma, almost floral in its smell. Taste is great. One of the best hop tastes Ive had the pleasure of tasting. Great experience. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2008
Thanks to jimbowood for this bottle. So close. I traded for this so I could have the right beer for the right rating on the right day. Unfortunately, I got a little distracted yesterday and never got around to rating the beer. So, I got in the right mood again and am rating it a day later. Close enough. Pretty light and watery, almost a pale lager style pale ale (hence the extra pale). Malt is so light it almost makes my mind wander towards adjuncts. Hops just dont play the role they should in a pale ale. Virtually just there to balance the malt a little. No standalone bitterness at all. The best thing i can say about this beer it that its very wet. The little bit of hops do suggest somethinig like a wet grass in the morning or a melon. Its cool and wet, but with a touch of a green hopish flavor. If someone told me this was a pale lager I would have to score it pretty high, because it tastes like a really good pale lager. But, as an APA, it just doesnt have enough of anything to be satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2008
12 oz. bottle on 44/16/2008. Clear gold pour, medium white head. Toffee and some light citrus aroma, not overpowering but inviting. Clean on the palate with a medium body and carbonation to match. Good balance, and welcome and refreshing dry finish. A pretty standard APA, easily drinkable and refreshing. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2008
Bottle. Golden, slightly hazy; light body; dusty-tasting; light hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours an orangish amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, hops and spices. Taste is hoppy with flavors of pine, citrus, caramel and malt.Has a dry semi bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle. Grassy, hop aroma. Flavor is hoppy, citrus, grass, mild malt profile. Fairly well balanced and dry. Medium body. Good beer. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
Large draught at the Atlanta airport location in Terminal B. Mild grassy hoppy aroma, fresh. Light sweet malt smell, too. Coppery-amber crystal clear, with thin off-white head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts rather dry, with good hop presence, fresh and grassy. Bitter hangs in tight for a while, counteracting what caramel sweetness exists, then plays out at the finish. Leaves you with a muted nutty bitter-sweet finish and after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5827) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2008
12 oz bottle from ucusty, thanks Dave. Pours an orangey amber with a small to average fluffy white head. Aroma doesnt really have the hop prescence that I was looking for. Mostly a sweet malt thinkg going on here. Palate is on the watery side with average stingy carbonation. Flavor is very similar that has some initial sweetness but is a little on the weak side and finishes only with a tad bit of bitterness. Not really what makes this an "extra" pale ale, "extra" average beer seems more accurate.

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