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RATINGS: 1239   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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2.7
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Golden-amber color. Aroma is a bit grainy with a vegetable-earthy quality in the nose. Flavor is a bit sawdusty and plain with some mellow hops. Not terrible, very bland.

3.4
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Thanks to Margaret for bringing this one back from Tennessee--Poured a tawny copper golden body with a medium-sized fluffy white head. Nose of decent piny and florla hops alongside biscuity malts. Not enough bite. Extra pale finish that was a bit watery. Naming this "420" was deceptive.

3.7
Hance07 (192) - DownSouth, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Nice copper appearance with piney hops in the nose. A nice overall pale ale but to me could have used a bit more malt to balance out the flavor.

3.5
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper/gold with a 1 cm off white head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma is citrus mostly, but hints of hops and pine are present. Citrus initial taste with some maltness, aftertaste is hoppy. Light to medium body, almost no carbonation. Light and drinkable, standard beer when I’m in the south, but it doesn’t beat out the high end hoppy beers.

3.5
Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Aroma is lightly hoppy, light apricot, citrus. Taste is much like the aroma, lightly hoppy, with a fruity element to it, and nice lightly malted background.

3.8
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2007
One of my favorite "basic" beers. Easy to drink. Light yellow in color and similar taste (if that makes any sense). But unlike a lot of weak colored beers, this has a hop kick to it. Some banana esthers are also present. The malt isn’t hidden by the hops.

3.4
ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
light gold, slight white head. floral and malty in aroma. not very smooth. hoppy flavor, malty aftertaste.

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
on tap-pours a retaining thin off white head and gold color. Aroma is pine/spice hops, then medium malt-caramel. Taste is pine/spice/citrus-lemon hops, then medium malt-caramel. Finishes somewhat dry. OK carbonation.

3.5
bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. Orange blonde color. Delicious aroma of grapefruit and red berries. Also grapefruit and red berries in the light but oily hoppy flavor. Fairly short aftertaste. Thinnish, but tasty.

3.3
alexsdad06 (10389) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Draught. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a thin white head. The aroma was citrus and light pine hops. Flavor was citrus and light pine hops with a medium sweet malt base. Dry finish. This is a solid yet unspectacular APA.


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