deanso (5181) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ABCBeers, shared @THT July
thin creamy white head. Hazy golden blond pour. decent bitterness. Nice
kermis (4938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the DSH tasting thanks to Deanso. Pours hazy orange golden with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops, light grass, light grapefruit. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
BrewDad (4909) - Olympia, Washington, 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.
boFNjackson (4129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap... Poured a hazy amberish-red with a white head, really nice lacing. Aroma of floral hops and earthy grains. A little bit of hops initially in the flavor but then the focus came to the creamy, caramel malts and bread-like flavors towards the finish.
drfabulous (3919) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tugboat. Straight up pale that is fairly balanced, light, and drinkable.
ClarkVV (3892) - 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 Alameda’s other offerings. I’d 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, there’s also some softness from the malt that is felt. The best conditioned of Alameda’s beers I’ve had and my favorite so far.....
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle purchased from LetsPour. Poured an amber color with aromas of floral hops, pale malts, and some light fruit. Flavors are the same with a touch of biscuits coming through.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at GABF 2007. Dark orange gold with a white head. I can’t get much of a nose out of this one. It’s a little bit floral with only a mild hop scent. More hop presence to the taste with a bit of orange and hop tongue bite. However, only a moderately good pale ale.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber with some orange highlights. Caramel malts combined with a healthy dose of hops. Hops weren’t very bitter, though. Overall, not too exciting, but rather drinkable.
RobertDale (3404) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at GABF. Cloudy amber with biege head. Aroma of malt, toffee and caramel. Tastes of sweet fruit balanced with hops. Very nice.