rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not really a Pale Ale. Is it? Reminded me of a really beefed up Bud Light. No really. It brought back some old memories. Very slick texture. Probably a decent kraft beer starter for someone.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured a hazy honey color with an off white head. Aroma is puke, grass, floral hops, and lemon. Flavor is a thin lemon, grass, and has vomit notes. Body is thin/medium.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
North Coast struck gold with Old Rasputin, but their pale ale doesn’t fare quite so well. Nice pale yellow pumpkin orange colour and a muted grassy smell. Taste is a bit underwhelming...slight malty caramel tones with a bitterness that just sort of sits there and doesn’t really fit into the scheme of things. The finish is too soapy for me to enjoy. There are some balance issues here.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Total Wine on Broad Street in Richmond. Clear orange pour with a two-finger head. Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Taste is slightly tart and grassy. Medium body.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
North Coast makes Rasputin and this? I am surprised. At this price point I would expect a better beer. Very little aroma and not much hop character for a pale ale - sort of blah.
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours crisp amber with gold around the edges, 1 finger creamy beige head, and agressive carbontion bubbles are apparent. Aroma is carmel malt, light citrus hops, flora hops and a slightly earthy backbone. Flavor is grapefruit, caramel, bicuity malt, and a nice fruity crisp melon note. FInish is slightly bitter with an unsweetened pink grapefruit tang at the end. While all of this is well and good, the problem is the beer is just too damn weak, it really tastes like 50% really good pale ale and 50% tonic water. Probably would be great to stock at a summer BBQ or camping trip.
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange pour with a large white head. Light aroma, some citrus and pale malts. Flavor is sweet consisting of mainly malts, yeast, some citrus. Pretty ordinary.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear orange-amber color with a splotchy, cream colored head. The foam breaks apart into cloud-like clumps on the surface. A sudsy wash dries to the glass in skinny, jagged rings. The nose is not offensive, but it completely lacks excitement, showing primarily honey sweetened cereal grains and faint floral hops. Flavors are equally uninspired, sort of stale and grainy with a round honey sweetness. The floral hop notes lend little bitterness, barely noticeable if we’re being perfectly honest. Light bodied and lightly syrupy, the palate resembles sugar water more than anything else. Totally forgettable.
bkurtz (1009) - 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.
pkbites (765) - 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.