BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden body with medium sized white head. Aroma bursts with lemon citrus hops and bready malts. Flavour is citrus with light wood and pine with a nice malt balance. Finishes with light lingering hops.
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this ber. Nice clean golden color, great aroma of hops and fruit, definitely an american pale ale and not an IPA, but very well balanced hop flavor.
marcus (7562) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This golden ale poured with a nice off-white head. Initially, there is a sweet citrus flavor and a crisp mouthfeel, with a dry more bitter finish. This is a good everyday beer, but not quite up to the very high AleSmith standard.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from BevMo in Pasadena, CA. Pours a hazy straw and supports a tall rocky off-white head with great retention. Wonderful aroma of fresh cut flowers, hops, pine and citrus. Beatifully balanced flavors very much in line with the aroma all playing off of a solid malty backbone. Rich and smooth mouthfeel and a crisp, dry finish. This is really nice pale with plenty of flavor and character.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bomber bottle at The Local in San Diego. pours a medium gold color with a big "hey, look at MY beer" head. The aroma is spicey with lemons and coriander orange. Iím definitely pulling down some esters here. Lots of complexities and a drying finish. Sure, thereís serious bitterness, but this is neither the hopenstein or Count Maltula that most AleSmith beers monstrously bring. Could this be the AleSmith session beer counterpart to the Stoneís Pale Ale for the lucky SD drinker?
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2006
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours bright sparkling king tut gold w/ a full spritzy froth. Aromas of wet herbs and spice. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are delicate and complex w/ lemon rind, herbs, spice, and a subtle asprin dryness on the finish. Not a malt bomb at all. This is very complex. The bittering comes like a ghost in the night while you sleep. All is quiet then youíre awakened and suddenly immersed in a Hitchcock thiller. Bloody awsome I say. Well balanced. A session brew by far. Highly recommended.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"This one was a good one. Poured light golden color with nice head. Aroma was citrus grapefruits, and floral hops. Flavor was much the same with some malts as well. Very refreshing."
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say the description of this beer is exact...power of suggestion I guess Hops balanced by a gentle sweetness, giving an almost sweet-and-sour effect. Appearance: Light golden color, and a nice white head, with good retention when properly served. Flavor: Starts off with almost tingling flavors of citrus and pine, balanced by a nice malty sweetness, then fades to a dry finish with a lingering hoppiness. Aroma: Strong lemony-citrusy character, with sweet malt and pine in the background. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Smooth, light-bodied.
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, I admit it, Iím not the hop head and I donít need deep caramel under my APAís, just drinkability. This was great for that: refreshing and crisp (except for some light fruitiness). The pour was pale golden color with a nice initial head that laced ok. Aroma was citrus and light floral hops. The flavor was light base malts with some pine but definite grapefruits. Some light fruits / esters mixed in, highlighting the ale-ness of this thing, but I enjoyed it. Very light body, refreshing and drinkable.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, pale brass with an oily potato grease splotch for the head and bubbly rung around the tulipís edges. Consecutive pours yield a fluffy, white foam head. Aroma is a fandango - nectarines, grapefruit, mandarin, apricots, tropical toffee and C-hop goodness. Refreshing, sweet briskness comes in for the flavor. Crisp, with golden sweet potatoes in its wake. Gentle, smooth papaya, starfruit, sodagum and mute grapefruit rind. Mild bitter-sweetness, medium-bodied and A+ carbonation. Very well balanced with a nice citric caramel substance to fall back on. Finish revels in golden grains, slightly sugary wheat sentiments and calming, refreshing, mild clean hop flavor proclamations. Quite possibly the benchmark for pale ales. Thanks for the bomber, tpkenned!