NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Avery, shared by Steve_0. Thanks so much! Pours a golden orange appearance with an off white head. Fairly herbal, a bit woody, grassy, slightly spicy aroma. Mild citrusy, chewy herbal, light veggie, slightly toasty malty, straw flavor. Quite a disappointment.
Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Avery Barrel Release. Pour is clear golden in appearance with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Grassy, straw, biscuit, a touch of citrus, and wet dog in the aroma. Taste easy drinking, grassy, biscuit, straw, light weed, and dough with a light bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Really kind-of meh.
Peacehammer (588) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear gold color. Crisp malt aroma with a touch of hops. Very light and refreshing. Excellently character for a pale ale with a nice hop undertone and finishing bitterness. I’m a big fan.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Alpine. Pours clear light copper with white head. Aroma is biscuit, bread and light citrus. Taste is sweet with flavor following aroma. Lemon. Smooth and crisp. Super easy drinking and very refreshing.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
DocJitsu (701) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light golden with a nearly pure white, quickly dissipating head. A nose comprised of notes of banana and green grape. Lagerish and pilsnery, if you will. Mouthfeel is certainly more full-bodied for a pilsner style lager. A little carbonation burn at the finish. this is a Candaian lager in full on collision with a Czech pilsner--on steroids. Not in my wheelhouse, but respectable.
Galleyboy37 (15) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, golden pour. A light, even, well balanced ale, with malty flavors coming to the front. Very drinkable, this would make a good session beer.
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jmikolich (1354) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Alpine, Sampled first, its a nice smelling and tasting beer, solid malt really benign beer, no flaws means a 3 in book.
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Glass: 12-oz. pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $4.50 (I think)
Misc.: Had on Jan. 5, 2013
Poured a golden clearer color with 1-2 fingers (when I got it) of white head. Pretty good lacing on the sides and nice retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled pale malts, butter, honey, lemon grass and some bread.
Tasted similar to the smell. Butter, honey, lemon and grassy. Some light pine notes, but as citrusy as I would have thought.
Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.
A decent pale ale overall. Considering I was drinking most of it in the cold darkness in the back patio, these ratings could change if I tried it again.
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A touch of diacetyl in my sample, but didn’t detract from this big, fruity Pale. Lots of hop action, perhaps a little unbalanced, but quenching and highly drinkable.