ComradeK (732) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear mid-gold, with almost no head. What is there froths away almost instantly, leaving no trace of its existence. It is a shame that the same cannot be said of the entirety of this beer. The aroma is strongly akin to the lager-soaked carpet of a disreputable bar - stale, sickly and alcoholic, with a distinct note of cardboard coming through as well. Hops are next to non-existent, providing only a faint grassy taste, which succumbs rapidly to stale, grainy cereal, and a sickly sweet finish. The body is far too watery and there is essentially no carbonation. It reminds me quite strongly of several popular Australian pale lagers - Iím thinking VB here - which is about the strongest insult I can summon up. All this, and I still have most of the bottle to go...
uncle_rick (59) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour amber with a diminishing white head. Malty aroma. The taste is also very malty and a little stale. Maybe the bottle is old. Body is a little too watery for me. I like the carbonation. Not a bad beer. Not worth the price though ($10/six pack).
JediMindTricks (422) - Remington, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. Light amber color with whitye, frothy head. Soft, prickly texture. Malty caramel aroma. Similar flavor but with some fruity hops.
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. bottle in a shaker. Hazy orange pour with minimal head. Mild citrus aroma. Very mild flavor. Easy to drink, but not much going on.
probstblueribbon (2378) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 fl oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served cool in a tulip glass. 25 FE11.
App.: Clear deep amber with a fair white froth.
Aroma: Grains and light malts, minerals, a little vague fruitiness, a thick cereal note, lacks hops...
Palate: Medium body, nice effervescence.
Flav.: Lots of grain/cereal, boiled cereals, a little citrus, vague fruitiness, minerals, some orange peel, meh...; dry with a little bitterness and a vague Band-Aid and light malt finish.
orourke (17) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a globe glass. Iím sure a lot of people on here wonít like this beer - in their opinion itís too normal, too few IBUs, too easy to drink, too little ABV for most beer nerdsí "extreme" taste. However, I like this beer. I will admit itís pretty unremarkable, but when you want the craft beer equivalent of a "light" beer this is a perfect example. Easy to drink, tastes good, has flavor but doesnít overwhelm you.
wlajwl (2904) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Rather watered down citrus hops, really not as much flavor as a good APA has, although it wasnít nasty.
Gription79 (1579) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle This beer poured cloudy, golden, with a thin white head. Nose was bready toasty malts with fruity hops. Taste was dominated by the bready malts, with earthiness to the hops.
bkurtz (578) - PERU - JAN 31, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured pale yellow with a sparse head.Starts light, but has a nice finish. You want more. Somewhat thirst quenching, bit needs some more hops.
OD40oz (741) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Black Hills Beer Fest. This was definitely a decent brew. I had never heard of North Coast Brewing company but they have some good beers and this is no exception.