HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured slightly hazy yellow with a small fizzy head. Aroma of mild resiny rich hops, tangy lemon juice, light roast malt and rye toast. Taste is of UK funky hops, light roast malt, orange pekoe tea, orange juice and a long pungent bitter finish. Mouthfeel dry with an average body - nice session pint - really liked this, good blend of UK ESB and west coast PA styles.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am wondering if this bottle was past its prime. Aroma was mild, but i picked up typical citrus hops. Pours golden, with white fizzy head. Flavor is dry, grassy, and I picked up some skunk. Texture is a tad watery. Finish is also dry with a crisp hoppy finish. This did not impress me much, but I want to get a fresh bottle since I got this in a mix a six, which usually means "clearance, this crap has been here too long"
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a pale effervescent amber with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma of bitter citrus hops, clean though simple. Taste is light bitter citrus hops, touch of grass with a hint of toffee and caramel in the background. Nothing especially complex but just nicely balanced, hoppy and drinkable.
thehinge (277) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew just slams you over the head with it’s heavy floral aroma. Tons of carbonation....couldn’t pour even a couple of ounces without overflowing a twelve ounce glass.The taste is a little sour on the front end, then sweet on the finish. Crisp and dry.....overall, very nice
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, at the East End Brewery, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Cloudy golden colour, clinging white head. Generous hop aroma this beer was on the money. This is what the Aldrich Bay Pale Ale should have tasted like. Dry, hoppy flavour was crisp and refreshing. A little strong then I would have perhaps liked (being a one man drinking band) but very nice indeed.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden/orange, great white head. Aroma from citrus, grapes, some pear and peach. Hoppy and with floral notes. Fruity flavor, grapes and pears, hoppy and floral. Somewhat fruity finish along with the bitterness.
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color with a huge creamy white head that was lasting. Well balanced hoppy aroma. Medium body with a watery texture. Light hoppy flavor with a light finish of short duration.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden hue with a medium white head. Light malt character in feel and flavor,, with subtle hop aromas and flavors. Dry, but not bitter finsih. I’ve always liked this beer. It’s true to style.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a thick cottony, creamy white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Well balanced, fruity, hoppy flavour with some flowery notes.
Duckbutter (4) - Liberty, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant beer to drink in a social setting when only 2-3 beers can be consumed. Might be too sweet for "massive consumption" !