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RATINGS: 1060   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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3.3
jrob21 (3688) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2006 refreshingly hoppy, citrusy beer as all pale ales should be. what differentiates this one is the bigger malt feel you don’t expect.

3.9
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Pours an onion skin and orangish color, light lacing. The aroma greats you with mildly sweet grain, crisp hops and light alcohol (I think). The flavor seems to have sweet grains and malt and the Rye must increase the crispness level overall (like in Hop Rod Rye). Very well balanced citrus hops as well. Good. Body is a bit creamy but finishes crisp. Overall this is a nice ale. I’m sure it’s a staple of the brewery.

2.9
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 Decent. Interesting taste. The kind of beer that tastes good at first, but lingers and ruins your opinion over time.

4.1
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Extremely fresh 12 oz bottle - Sparkling light amber, creamy white head. The hop aromas were no joke with loads of pine needle and white grapefruit rind, with a light earthy tone late. Citric hop assault flavors up front and throughout, and faint hints of rye play upon further warming. Not a ton of balance here with the sweet malt, but who cares if you like your hops in liquid form. Medium bodied, light carbonation, dry, bitter, clean finish. Like I mentioned in my cream ale rate...gimme this stuff all day long! Special thanks to John at Terrapin for hookin a brotha up. Now work on that Maryland deal will ya!?

3.4
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Bottle... Clear, deep golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is all about juicy, pink grapefruit sliced rolled in pine needles. Nicely balanced flavor with juniper and grapefruit. Light-bodied and crisp with lively carbonation. Finishes mildly bitter, dry and grassy. I really like this one. Terrific session beer.

3.8
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Pours bright gold with a huge rocky and creamy looking ivory head. Fizzy. Sheets of lace. Smells of sweet peach. Taste is more tart than the smell which is nice. It’s sweet but balanced a bit with a tartness, not quite sour but close. Mouth is creamy and slightly sticky. Tasty and straightforward. Does the job

3.3
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Light orange amber color. Small white head. Muted Amarillo hop aroma with some sweet malt tones. Sweet malt combines with floral hop character. Pantina of husky astringency from the rye. Mouthfeel is medium light, fairly quenching.

3.5
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Pours golden with a slight head and lacing. The head is quixkly diminishing with a nose of flowers and dried orange. The pale taste is pleasing and it has absolutly no aftertaste. A truly wonderful beer which isnt comming from a Homer as in the last couple of ratings ;-).

4.4
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Pours a little dark for a PA, minimal head. Smells of grapefruit and spice. The taste is an explosion of hops, leaves you with a hint of malt. I like this one a lot.

3.7
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
A good APA, nice and spicy from the rye with a little bit of slickness in the mouthfeel. One of my standard pours.


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