hotstuff (3953) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rated on 5-13-2011. This bottled beer pours an off-white head that has a short retention, transparent body, no carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is malt. Where’s the hops?? The taste mimics the aroma. Again, where’s the hops?? The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is so tasteless it is not funny. There are no hops, no character, no nothing.
Derek881 (945) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer was a predominantly clear straw color with a small-to-average-sized foamy white head with shorter retention, and modest lacing and cling. Its aroma featured sour malt and barely along with some yeast and grainy hops, and some floral and light citrus notes. It had a fairly sour-bitter grainy taste blended with bits of mash and some barley. The body had a medium-full mouthfeel with average carbonation and life and was a bit wet and watery.
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From notes: Poured clear pale amber with a 1-finger white head. Mild piney aroma, with a touch of caramel. Body is light and a bit fizzy. Mild flavor of piney hops mixed with caramel.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Poured a light yellow color with a thin fizzy head. Smells grainy and a bit bready. Tastes bready with just the slightest hop presence. Very light and crisp.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle courtesy of my brother Golden in color, clear with a thin white head. Good malt and hops balance. Light ale flavor this was easy drinking with a good dry finish. Very nice hot day lawnmower beer.
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Light sweet caramel malt aroma. Clear golden with a small white head. Flat grainy malt flavor with a strange metallic bite that’s not quite bitter. Light body.
Syzzer (571) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is a weak pale ale. It is initially sweet, like carbonated apple juice. Head is weak. Smells of apples. But watery overall impression 3.5-bd, 4-jd
patrick767 (3402) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle - Pours golden with a small fizzy white head. The aroma features caramel and fruit notes. It’s better than the flavor. Apparently "Nova Scotia style pale ale" means sweet and bland with almost no hops to be found. Not very good.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on 3/2/2012. This English Pale Ale pours a light amber color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, caramel, biscuit and sweet. A light to medium bodied English Pale Ale. The malts are mild, bready and biscuit. The hops are floral and earthy. Quickly vanishing carbonation. Kind of watery and mild. I keep thinking diet coke and soda, not that it’s a bad thing, its just not very good either. And it’s a more soda tah diet coke. Can I use the word Meh? Fits this beer perfectly. Beer Rating number 5000 or my personal list and by tradition I try and find a horrid beer for the milestone, I am traveling and this was the worst beer I had access to. I did not feel like running down to the local liquors store and grabbing something really bad. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Jimthechap (1483) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow-gold with good aromas of pale ale malt, straw, ripe lemon and zest. Those flavours come out with clean bitterness and lovely biscuit malt. Good carbonation but the finish is a little short. Good ’go to’ pale ale.