DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from WeeHeavySD. This a great looking beer - clear gold, big creamy white head that sustains itself well and leaves fine lace. Fresh citrus and spruce aroma over some apricot and orange. Light to medium body and carbonation, clean dry palate. Light brown sugar and toffee flavors give way quickly to an assertive orange zest bitterness that is both refreshing and satisfying. I wish I could get this locally.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 Very pale blonde/golden colour. Thick white head. Very fresh pale malt aroma. Fruity hops, grapefruit and lemon, a bit of mango and citrus. Also a nice kick of pininess. Very lean malts, with a fairly dry finish on the back. When fresh, it is quite a lovely APA, but the hoppiness does have a way of fading. Very clean and very crisp. A lovely brew.
undsioux7 (794) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2007 Pours clear golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of orange and lemon with a touch of malt. Taste is citris and pine with an undercurrent of malt for balance. Very clean and bright with a dry finish. Almost champagne like. Good stuff Maynard.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden brown beer topped off with a fluffy white head. Aroma is full of apricots with hints of pine. Moderate bitterness, citrusy hop flavors balanced by cereal like malts. Not bad, thanks rudy.
Tmoney99 (10554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Local, SD, CA. Poured clear amber hue with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy aroma of citrus hops and tart fruit. Medium to full body. Well balanced flavor of malt, hops and fruit with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid drinkable brew.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold, huge white head, loads of visible carbonation. Nose is grass, lemon, orange/citrus, slight plastic/peach. Flavor is peach, wheat, light toasty malt, citrus, strong bitterness.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One beautiful looking beer. Aroma and flavor have a strong lemon-herb tea character. Nice effort from Alesmith again.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with blurb on the back of bottle, no freshness date, sampled at a cool temperature in a pint glass.
Poured with a slight chill haze, an orangey golden with fluffy, foamy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, small amount of laced sticking.
Aromas of orange rind, earthy hops, sweet grain bready malts and fruity yeast.
Good even carbonation and a crisp, dry, hop slick, velvety smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel.
Great APA taste, citric, a soft pine, dry earthy leafy hops that have a mild, but lingering bitterness in the palate, a subtle fruitiness from the yeast, pale grainy maltiness, and a citric rind, dry hop, malty finish.
One of best APA I’ve tried, quite quaffable, I need to get more of this.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Bottle, Sweet citrus aroma. Gold body with white head and mild lacing. Flavor was bitter to start with. Malt added some sweet citrus sour flavor to subdue bitterness. Sweet syrups citrus on palate. Decent beer.
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice, clear, golden color with an average head. Fresh, pine-like aroma. The flavor is very light to begin with but comes on much stronger in the after taste. Probably my favorite pale ale that i’ve tried so far.