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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditionally, the winemaker's beverage of choice during grape harvest is often beer; hence, this ale is dedicated to winemakers everywhere. It is a truly traditional American pale ale, medium-bodied and full of Chinook and Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest. It has an intense floral and spicy aroma and flavor with just a hint of caramel malt.

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JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Sour, fruity nose. Very hoppy presence with a decent malt character. Fairly good pale - similar to Old Slugger.

4
jgb9348 (6328) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Slightly hazy golden colour with a large slightly off-white head. Very dry and hoppy smelling. Very hoppy initiall taste overridden by a nice malt flavour. A medium-bodied APA with a great flavour! Definately worth trying!!!

3.7
QXSTER199 (9) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2001 does not count
A bit of Northwest hops influence in this Finger Lakes ale. Crisp, refreshing and balanced for a fine brew.

3.7
notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
This is a pretty darn good pale ale, with a wave of hops in the beginning, sime citrusy bitterness in the middle, and a blast of maltiness in the finish. This is medium-bodied, but pretty full bodied as far as pale ales go. If you want to try a Wagner beer, this should be the one.

3.7
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2004
Copper color, medium head, nice lacing. Nice aroma of floral hops and grapefruit. Very good flavor of floral hops, grapefruit and something sweet. Bitter finish. Very good pale ale.

3.4
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Pours your standard brassy yellow pale ale color with minimal head and spotty lacing. Aroma is of freshly roasted malt and some refined hip floral essence. Wow. Much more bitter up front than I was expecting, considering the nose I got. Mouthfeel is medium, and this beer is lacking the malt sweetness and body required, I feel, to combat that hop bitterness. The bitterness itself is not the round, full one I favor either. I am trying to think which kind of hops they use. I know they are NY hops, so cascade? The finish is crisp and dry. Not a terribly good beer, sorry to say.

3.4
MartinT (9961) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
The classic grapefruity C-hop fragrance portends an all-hop affair...Oranges surge in the mouth to diversify the linear hoppy path and earth accompanies them not far behind...The C-hops dominate the palate and sometimes reach chemical freshener level if you look deeply...The clean body is perfect for tasty quenching, which I think to be this pale ale’s purpose...

3.3
Oakes (17852) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
Light copper colour; earthy-floral nose; bitter palate with good hop dosage and hints of biscuity, caramelly malt balance.

3.3
Lubiere (13995) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
Hazy amber in colour with a thick froathy off-white head, lacing. Nice aroma of caramle and c-hops, light citrusy notes. In mouth, classic pale ale with nice malt base, and nice mix of bitterness and grapefruit, dryish, and lingering. Light to medium in bodied, but quite quaffable. Bottle is about a year old.

3.2
austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 15, 2002
Chock full of Chinook and Cascades, this APA is exactly what it says it is. Lame head, though. Hops are evident in the aroma, too. Nice.


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