RATINGS: 1059   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
southgadawg (6) - USA - DEC 7, 2005 does not count
First drank this at Wild Wings in Athens. One of my more frequent purchases now. Golden color. Aroma comes across with lemon grass. Hops are the main character in this beer. Very clean. Excellent Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle at London gathering, November 2005. Courtesy CaptainCougar (I think). Golden colour. Grass aroma. Lots of hop juice character on the palate - sharp, almost sour. Lots of grapefruit. Trouble is, I didnt detect too much else to provide a counterpoint. I certainly didnt find a "big malt background". I guess the brewers description of an extreme APA is pretty much on the button. However, whilst I liked the aroma, the flavour was a bit too one-dimensional and lacking in poise for me. I felt there was a certain emptiness at the core.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Confession: reptiles with banjos just have a hold on me, case closed, no explanation (well, beermail me and Ill give it out)...the one on this beers label is a turtle with a straw hat, looking all countrified, probably plucking "turkey in the straw"...gotta love it! Pours a hazy, golden/amber hue, with a full flush of foam on top. Aroma is nice and hoppy, fresh and zesty. Taste: nice. Creamy, with a citric bite. Has a gritty tang that I kind of like. Rolls handily along the tongue, smooth, easily quaffable, medium-bodied, wit a crisp smack on the palate...creamy, again...nice...I like this one, although its not too complex, despite what the label claims..labels always lie, what can you do...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 16, 2005
On tap. Was very surprised with this beer. So smooth and crisp. Could drink this every day. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2005
Bottle. Lychee aroma. Crackery malt, dry mouthfeel, with a hoppy citrusy finish, felt empty and a touch stale to me. I quite like the aroma though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2005
Bottle @ London Gatherying, Nov 05. Malty crystal and grapefruit aromas. Tasty and refreshing but fell somewhat short of expectations of initial sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 12 oz bottle. Pungent grapefruty and caramalt aroma. Hazy gold with a sticky white head. No visable carbonation. Kind of a grassy flavor. Medium body. So so beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
Bottled at the Chris_O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. A golden coloured beer. The aroma is nicely hoppy with some balancing sweetness. The taste is fruity citric hops. Tasty and intruigingly subtle. A little oily in the mouth but very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Mullman. Pours amber with decent white head. Aroma is all sweet caramel malt up front with some spicy hop/rye background. Burnt/roasted malt in the flavor. Lots of rye in the finish and aftertaste. Bready bisquit finish. Big rye belches continue for awhile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (18052) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 2005. IPA US hop aromas. Strange orangey flavour and bad carbonation. Bit bland compared with the other US IPAs we had on the afternoon. Finish has some nice hop bitterness. It did lead to an interesting coversation about R.E.M. though with Mungo.

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