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RATINGS: 1033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We Consider this an extreme version of an American Pale Ale. It has a very up front floral and citrus aroma from a late cascade addition and dry hopping with Amarillo. This beer also has a big malt background to balance the bitterness of the hops. The rye malt cleans up your palette after you swallow so the hop flavor does not stick in your mouth too long.
Now available in bottles.

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3.5
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2006
On tap at the Vortex. This is a typical well made APA. Very clear light amber- deep gold color with a thin white head. Aroma is moslty a ligth citrus and herbal hop mix with a bit of a earhty zest to it and slightly bready. Flavor has some crisp clean crystal malts, light caramel hints and a clean hoppy bitter finish. The Rye malt itself isnt really noticed too much, and if they hadnt said that it used rye, I wouldnt have detected any. Very clean and easy drinking, yet kind of less than what I was expecting.

3.3
Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - APR 22, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a thin gray white head. Hop aroma of citrus and vanilla with a little berry sweetness in there. Light grapefruit flavor with a touch of cinnamon candy a bit of orange flavor also. Finish is doughy with a light sugary flavor. Thanks to ilinismitty for this. Ap-4 ar-7 tas-6 pal-3 ov-13

3.8
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2006
Bottle, courtesy of Hogtown Harry (big thanks man!). Ah, what is about American micro’s that thy can make such deep orange brews that just look hoppy, eh? I love it! And this is a most welcome sight after a long week at work. Nice sized foamy head too. Aroma of fresh citrus hop, almost like an orange concentrate - sweet and resiny. Taste follows suit on a slightly lighter body than I was expecting. Very soapy and tingly at the same time in the mouth. Decent malt, didn’t really pick up the rye aspect to be honest. Finishes a little too short. What a great session brew, really enjoyed it.

3.8
pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2006
Thanks to Goldtwins for this one. Pours out a nice amber color with not much of a head, but what was there was small and white. The aroma is mostly hoppy. The taste is of citrus hops with a very nice malt presence, the rye adds another dynamic I’m not use to, a refreshing departure from the norm for this style.

3.8
BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2006
Bottle. Poured a clear copper with a thin white head. Great aroma of mainly rye and floral supported with hops and dough. The flavor found citrus, a more subdued rye, and a malt background. Dry and a light bitterness throughout. Very nice. I’m glad I picked up a sixer.

3.7
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - APR 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Bottle (12oz). Hazy amber-gold with a smallish foamy white head. Somewhat muted APA aroma of citrus and light resin hops, decent light roast malt, tangerines, and rye. Nice, if mild, citrus juice and rye malt flavour, not very hoppy at all, pleasant. Slightly watery mouthfeel, acidic, nicely carbonated, quick off the tongue - a really nice session APA, I could have drunk the whole six-pack.

4.4
eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 11, 2006
Pours orange with a off white head. Aroma is glorious. Floral and citrus notes. Orange, lemon, and some rye malts. Sweet orange peel and rye. Ohhhhhhh yeah! Flavor is sweet fruits, and mild hops. Very fruity and lovely hops. This beer is just great.

4
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2006
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Bottle. Pours a clear golden with an orangish hue and white head. Clean citrus aroma. Initial flavor is sweet with a notes of orange, mango and apricot. As it goes toward the back of the mouth, the bitterness and amarillo flavor kicks in, finished by rye and honey, with some dryness. Not usually a fan of the dry hopped amarillo, but it works here. My new "grocery store" go to beer. Even better fresh

3.7
JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2006
Thanks to jimbowood for this one. Orange coloured brew with a thin head. Fresh cascadey aroma, orange and tropical fruit flavours as well. Fairly clean maltiness, sweet pale malt and a bit of breadiness. Mostly hops though with a fragrant fresh hop bouquet. Flavour is very tasty. Tropical hops, orange and papaya. Sweet but not sugary. I wouldn’t pull any rye character out of this if I wasn’t looking for it, but its got loads of great hop flavour. Well-balanced, moderate bitterness. Great APA.

3.5
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
Thanks again to Redlight. Cascading with hop aroma and a burst of hop flavor that’s all-too-soon gone. Very dry. Not much of a rye flavor, which I was expecting and looking forward to. Definitely a good drinking beer and something I’d pick up…..if I could.


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