BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apricot body with modest head and mild hop nose. Easy, quenching hop flavor, some bitterness of fresh hops. A decent APA. Mild sour finish.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber with a thick, lasting head. Woody, caramelly, earthy aroma. Moderate bitterness, moderate body. Earthy, with lots of hop woodiness and rich malts. Not very complex but well-balanced.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Caramel in color, hazy, moderate fizzy off-white head, drops quickly, patchy lacing.   Sour musty nose, slight unripened
pale fruit skin.   Seems more of a Gueuze than an American Pale Ale.   Tart on the tongue, mild sweetness, a little malty, without
much of a hop bite.   Or at least its very subtle.   Feels a bit fizzy.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Tangy tart finish.
This is not an American Pale at all.   Regardless, its okay, but certainly not to style.   Thanks Bill!
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pint at Redbones on 12/3/2006
Hazy, yet not nearly as much as some of Alamedaís other offerings. Iíd say about medium to medium-high clarity overall. Muted peachskin colored body with copper and light nectarines hues throughout. Sandy colored head is one and a half fingers high, frothy and recedes slowly to cover, providing plentiful lacing.
Dusty, almost metallic hop notes perk up at first, followed by some bready, medium-sweet crystal malt notes. But if it starts poorly, it picks up steam. Hops evolve in to a more fruity, if still somewhat muted bouquet of aromas, while a bit of perfume and dry pale malts show a healthy attenuation. Apparent bitterness, but not completely outdoing the aromatics. Breathing allows the breadiness to soften in to a more round caramel sweetness.
Light citrus in the flavor is joined by a brush of bitterness against the palate, but quickly fades in to a fully fruity and caramelly-sweet array of flavors. Strong, but not overly loose carbonation helps break apart the more rich malt notes, leaving lighter honeyish notes in its wake. Orange fruits (peaches mainly) and more citrus finish it off, but the malt sticks through to the end as well, especially in texture. Medium body no alcohol noted. Lightly slippery at times, from the yeast in suspension, but being as there isnt as much of it as usual, thereís also some softness from the malt that is felt. The best conditioned of Alamedaís beers Iíve had and my favorite so far.....
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark golden orange with a staple white head. Smells of American hops, citrus and notes of straw. Nice body and hop aftertaste. I liked this one a lot.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice hoppy ale this had a great aroma and the haed was nice. Liked the smoothness of theis brew. All the brews seem to have a smooth flavor. Good brew.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a frothy head. clear on first pour with a sediment cloud on the second. Sweet caramel apple aroma. Very fruity flavor, juicy citric flavor, and building sweetness develops as it warms. This is a real nice pale ale.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange, large frothy off white head. Carmel and toffee aromas. Medium body, mild hop bitterness with more at the finish. Good. Fat Tireíish.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle from Johnís Market. Pours a moderately opaque, deep amber color. Big assed off-white head issues forth and slowly recedes, fantastic lacing. Wonderful "C" hop aroma, lightly floral, moderately citric. Body is just a bit disappointing. Not terrifically light but seemingly missing something, hard to describe but there. Flavor is nicely balanced with some caramel sweetness and a moderate hop bitterness and flavor. Decently done, scoring higher if it didnít have that void.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt auburn in color, small creamy head that fades quickly. Nice hop nose, with some sweet maltiness coming through as well. Full of grapefruit, this is extremely thirst quenching. Has a great bite up front that fades into a smooth clean finish. Very well balanced.