Garito793 (239) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very strongly tasting of fruit, particularly citrus, tangerine, etc. Light, carbonated, put too sweet.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle.Full fluffy light beige head and a vibrant flaowing body of amber gold. Caramel, butterscotch and biscuity malt aromas are full and set you up for what is to follow. Full flavoured with good body and mouthfeel. Another winner from North Coast.
mnurda (1050) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled same at courtyard Marriott in Edmonton. Great sessional beer. Nice malt and hop combination
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a clear yellow, looking slightly orange with a big, off-white head. Decently rocky. Sheety lace. What an odd beer. Just so weird in every way. For starters: the aroma. It smells like cherry juice box and gummie bears. Sugary but also chemically like hydrogen peroxide. Taste is hydrogen peroxide...very suddy in mouthfeel. Almost foaming... Flavors of gummie bears, lemon and orange hard candies, odd sourness, astringent grain to boot. Even yellow apple skins and mild butter/diacetyl. Wow....I am going to put this out there, but this might be the most flawed beer I have ever tried. It is not disgusting but it shows signs of:
1. Astringent grain/over sparged mash
2. Cidery/apple flavors
5. Small sourness and funkiness/mild infection.
On top of this it feels stale and overly sugary with hop balance faded. You can drink this, but it is rife with flaws that it feels more like fruit juice spritzer than beer.
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Pours a copper color with a nice head and some lacing. Fairly mild aroma of citrus and malty sweetness. Flavor of mild malt sweetness with a nice bitterness. Has a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Very well balanced. Very enjoyable pale ale. Easy drinker. Well worth a try.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a clear light amber color with a small foamy white head. The nose is grainy with a slight skunkiness and some fruitiness. The flavor has light fruitiness, heavy grain, cereal, and straightforward bitterness. Simple and pretty unremarkable. Light to medium body with prickly carbonation leading to a medium grainy and bitter finish. Meh.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey. A pretty middle-of-the-road pale ale. Not bad, just not too exciting.
Finhead (1036) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep golden pour with a slightly off-white head. It has a light floral aroma with a faint honey. The light body has a thin texture and average to soft carbonation. The taste goes from mildly sweet to mildly bitter with a dry finish.
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
You get up every day to go to work to earn your pay. You cans spend it on any thing you want. You can buy this or you can buy a better pale ale.. What can I tell you to convince you to buy a better one? Nothing? Then why are you reading this? This pale ale is fair. Not poor, not good. Just fair. Nothing more or less. The end.
jsmerig (1033) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a yellow gold with a thick bellowing head. The aroma is warm grain and honey with a touch of citrus. The taste is amazing. Nice sweetly malted start with a bit of extra depth and a nicely bitter finish. This reminds me of more like an English ale rather than a California pale, but itís very good.