thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Sour hay aromas. Thin sour caramel and wet hay from front to back. Abrupt bitter earth finish.
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesnít actually smell too good. Pretty smooth. Very little hop flavor. just a smooth easy-drinking beer.
jkwood04 (3742) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours light copper with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, light hops, and a little tin. Not very good and not worth trying.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great name, forgettable beer. Poured a light yellow with a foamy head - reminded me of bud light. The aroma was of overcooked bread and stale hops. Tasted lightly of hops and had grapefruit notes, altogether with a failing malt backbone for a balance. Ehh.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like canada. Pours an orange color with a white head. Smells of malts. Taste is a bit sweet. Very little bitterness. Little cardboard in the taste. I actually find this beer to be refreshing and summery. Not bad!
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Pours amber/gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready with a little fruity hop. Near med body. Bready like a premium lager with some citrus/fruit hop. Not spicy to me. It is just moderately bitter. Could be a lawnmower beer. If used as session beer it better be a short session.
OmegaX (1207) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tapping The Vine beer Panel. This one was a let down. Slightly malty character with almost no aroma. Some cheap grain/malt. Not too good.
Chad9976 (1126) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into an official Alexander Keithís Red Amber Ale glass.
Appearance: Dark amber/gold with massive carbonation present. This looks like a lager, not a pale ale. Forms a small, white, soapy head which dissipates and leaves next to no lacing.
Smell: Virtually odorless. Somewhat lager-like with a cheap grain smell. The faintest hint of citrus, but nothing else.
Taste: Looks like a lager and tastes like a lager. Crisp, effervescent body with cheap grain flavor. No adjuncts present, but not much of anything else, either. The faintest trace of citrus and flowers, but only if you really pay attention. The weakest, mildest pale ale Iíve ever had.
Mouthfeel: Thin, crispy, watery, bubbly.
Drinkability: While not as gassy as a macro lager, itís pretty close. Watery, bland palate makes it go down easily. 5.4% ABV seems high for this beer. Itís a pale ale lite.
Overall, probably the worst pale ale Iíve ever had - not so much due to any repulsiveness - but due to an extreme lack of quality and genuine flavor.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
After being fairly impressed with the lager, the pale ale is a big disappointment. Watery and without much in the way of flavor. Getting some slight (very) stone fruit but was expecting at least a tiny hop bite here. Just sorta sits on the palate like a wet blanket.
fodesouare (24) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing extremely special. I prefer AKís India Pale Ale more but I canít seem to get it in the States. Has a nice golden amber color. Not much aroma, but it goes down smooth and malty.