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RATINGS: 1234   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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3.6
   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.

3
   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.

3.5
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4397) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle from jrob_21 - thanks, Jonathan! Floral, slightly pungent aroma thats loaded up on the lemon and orange C-hops and is neatly grounded in a whiff of bread. Pale orange body with a short, tightly-knit beige head. Light body is sharply crisp and refreshing, taste lightly bitter and hoppy. Some really nice Centennial shining though. Floral, slightly citric (grapefruit) notes and a slightly soapy, washy quality toward the back. End isnt as dry as Id like, but theres a nice maltiness here, if you look for it. Nice, calm summer APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RH (2) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008 does not count
Draught. An ideal Pale Ale tasty, fresh, flavourfull and stil refreshing and drinkable. After few unbalanced IPAs and other of hopped and malted beer, this one saved the evening. The only one I took twice. I was really surprised to see the waiter sorry because he made a little head of foam (!?!) Is a beer usually served without any head in Georgia ? Une Pale Ale idal, savoureuse et toujours rafraichissante. Aprs quelques IPAs et autres bires du genre, la 420 Extra Pale Ale a sauv la soire. La seule que dont jai bu deux pintes. Le waiter tait dsol davoir fait une petite mousse de 5mm (!?!)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Thanks jimbowood. Very average brew here. Pours a pale orange color with a thin white head. Has a mild hop aroma. Taste is very light on the palate. This one is very easy to drink, very simplistic. Has a mild malt finish to balance out the hops. Very light, almost sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2198) - 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.

2.6
   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.


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