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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hoppy Pale Ale

Napoleon Complex is a small-statured pale ale with a larger-than-life attitude. Ignoring the industry standard of diminutive hop presence and mild manner, this pale ale will have most IPAs contemplating their inadequacy. Little beer, big flavor, even bigger ego.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Growler that I bought for TURDFERGSON, which he then generously shared with me. Nose of lovely citrusy hops; some resin and skunk as well. Just mad freshness. Taste is slightly thin, as expected, but still full of flavor. Extra points for clocking in under 5%. I could (and hopefully will) drink a lot of this.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3539) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Really nice little pale ale. Orange and a bit of tropical fruit in the hops of the aroma. Low bitterness for style but good flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2016
On tap at Moes Barbecue in Asheville, random note: light and easy. pine, citrus, tropical, bready, light spice. grapefruit. grassy. very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (422) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Glad I was able to get a fresh pint of this at CLT airport. An exceptionally delicious pale ale out of Asheville, pours a fresh straw gold hue with a steady white foam top. Aroma of strawish and lightly herbal hops. Taste is herbal hoppy bitterness up front, proceeds to a pacific citrus hop palate, finishes with a grainy warm malt. Flavorful but not overwhelming on the palate at all, quite impressive balance of flavors and a new personal favorite of mine in the pale ale category! Well done!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1525) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a light amber color with a small white head. The aroma is full of hops and fruit with some pine. The taste is hop driven with fruit in the back and mild bitterness at the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (599) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Orange peel with bubbly plum notes balanced with crystal malts and a clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6459) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Draft sample at Dominion Wine & Beer, thanks Tyler! Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral and citrus. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, pine. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13614) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2016
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, dank, some grapefruit, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some dank/pine. Light-medium body, some effervescence, light resin.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (964) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap at Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: resin, pine, citrus Appearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Delicious

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4536) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2016
12 oz bottle from near the brewery with a bottling date of August 2016. Served in a snifter in Sept. 2016. Nice label. Look: Nice looking light copper-amber body but a very short head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Flavor: loads of hop flavor, matching the aroma in quality. near medium bitterness. Aroma: fruity/floral hops with some grassy notes. Feel: medium-light body; medium carbonation; exceptionally dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22574) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Draft. Clear golden color, thick white head. Nice aroma of earthy citrus and pine. Taste is earthy citrus, almost dank, light pine. Very tasty.


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