goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber color. Light fruit and light citrusy/acidic hops in the aroma. Flavor of caramel with a ctirus middle.
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great, if simple, beer. Actually, it is deceivingly simple and is not what most drinkers would normally expect in the more amber american pale ales produced these days. This beer is brilliantly clear and gold in color with a big white head. It has a wonderful hop aroma with hints of malt coming through. It has a nearly perfect palate for what it is trying to support -- a smooth, mellow maltiness with a punch of hops thrown in there as well. Nothing overwhelms anything else in this beer. Crisp, light, dry, refreshing.
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2006 A transparent dark gold ale with a large pale gold head, lcing the glass nicely. Hops come through in the aroma and a nice lightly bitter finish.
jtw (1140) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from a sampler pack, probably 6 months old but it didn’t seem at all stale, aside from the huge carbonation (which apparently is consistent with other raters). medium hoppy aroma but there’s a yeasty muddy (hay-like) presence in the aroma which doesn’t belong in an APA. nicely hoppy, but it’s way too light - it’s as if they had a good hops profile but slashed the malt bill by about 15%. finish is extraordinarily plain, without any significant characteristics to define it, other than a dryness i don’t associate with pale ales. i’ll pass; hand me a sierra nevada please!
Boutip (5181) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep yellow color ale with a huge bubbly white head with better then average retention. Aroma of grassy floral hops is clearly detectable and really enjoyable. Taste is incredibly grassy with nice floral undertone and a medium bitter finish. I thought this was a well balance mix between the grassy, sweet malt and light bitter finish. Definitely something I would track down again.
BrewKrew (29) - bellevue, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the beginning we believed that this is not what an American pale ale should be. This pale ale is very light in color and body lacking the hoppy flavor we expected.
blankboy (6572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a massive lasting white head. Nice lacing. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt and mild citrus hops. Flavour’s quite mild and a little watery -- I’d also prefer it a little hoppier. Light to medium bodied. I much prefer the Hop Ottin’ but for a Pale Ale this was O.K.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold Pale Ale pours to bright, golden color, with a tall bright white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of lemon/grapefruit hop aromas which dominate. The palate is firm, with lots of good, crisp, biscuity pale malt flavor, with a nice under tone of citrus hop flavor. It fiishes with more good pale malt flavor up front, then ends with a zesty citrus hop bite that lingers. Well done APA, with good hop aromas, pale malt flavor, and hop bitterness. A nice aperitif beer, and one that would match well with cold salads and sea food dishes.
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The body is a clear gold. The hops seem almost noble in the aroma, but I can’t decide if they really are. The malt is very light and fairly dry leaving the beer to come across bitter and not quite balanced.
thegreenrooster (3533) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a clear yellow with a huge white head! This sucker is coming over my glass and i ever poured it right. Anyway, aroma is doughy and hoppy. Flavor is slightly hoppy and crisp. An average pale ale by a great brewer.