dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh, malty aroma. Golden in color with nice whipped-like head. Malty flavor with an underlying sweetness; not very hoppy.
Notes: GABF ’09
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
really nice. overall would drink it all day. Malty and so well balanced its money
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 19, 2009
Source: Brewfest, Portland Indie
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light citrus hops
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, touch of caramel, balancing floral hops, light citrus, just a touch of bitterness for a nice bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2009. Light color *& bitterness. Nice sessionable APA but if your looking for a nice hoppy APA, look elsewhere
stchloe (931) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 A wonderful pale ale. Bitter hop taste intially melts into a smooth maltiness. Almost like an IPA but without a distinct character.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ JCs Bar & Grill, Bend, OR. Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Has a malty floral hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor. Has a slightly sweetish malty hoppy finish with some hints of caramel.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Wildfire’s bar in Bend, OR--Poured a medium amber-copper body. Sharp hoppiness for a pale ale. Well constructed, nicely balanced and super easy drinking. Nothing to write home about, but a nice example of an Oregon pale from a town that hales Mirror Pond.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the tap pours amber with a small white head. Pretty good hop bite, but not a lot of floral hop aromatics. Soft caramel flavors up front, balanced well. Felt a bit watery, more of a session pale.
ABUSEDGOAT (2488) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber orange colored. Aroma is grapefruit, some citrus, some caramel backing. Medium to light bodied, moderate to light bitterness. Not that bad, but nothing special either.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visited Bend, Oregon and found this on tap at several locations. I had it at Red Dog Depot in Redmond. Wildfire is a new microbrewer in the area. See www.myspace.com/wildfirebrewingcompany for further info. Pours cloudy honey-colored with little head, weak hoppy aroma, some carbonation, dry finish that is not terribly bitter. A nice balanced APA, but a bit bland.