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.
fidelis83 (2270) - 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 (2324) - 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 (1061) - MOROCCO - 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 (871) - 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.
Garito793 (241) - 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.
bigguns22 (793) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer looks great ,honey color large white head with tight bubbles. Aroma does little for me lite and metal aromas. Flavors pretty good dry,hoppy a touch of sweetness and vegetal tones.
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and caramel. Taste is caramel malts and a touch of hops.
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Migmar (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour, modest head. Grassy hoppiness and some caramel, but only mildly. Bland taste that dissipates quickly. Better as "session beer" than most lagers, though.