Aquilo (562) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s been a while since I’ve rated a pale ale, and I was actually surprised that I hadn’t rated this one already. Clear golden color with a rocky white head. Aroma is grass, bread, and a bit of lemon. The flavor is nice and full, crisp bitterness. I think this one’s a bit underrated, it has a big flavor and makes a great session ale.
bmeup (560) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright Amber and heady. Aroma of sweet orange citrus, malt and floral hops. Taste is the same leaning on the sweet side. Though some citrus coming through in the finish. Enjoyable but not as good as the other i have tried.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a honey color with a two finger fluffy off white head. aroma is hops, malt, and a little medicine or band-aid like. has a medium body with lacing that follows the liquid and good carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma with some orange peel and pine. has a somewhat oily mouth-feel, but the medicine/ band-aid taste is a little annoying. has a small dry hop aftertaste and i would say this is an average apa there is definitely better out there.
Drjohnrock (544) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dewey’s Pizza in Clifton. Light amber color, ample head with good retention, mild hoppy/ citrus aroma, sensation of assertive but not overbearing hops with a hint of grapefruit coating the tongue like pure maple syrup on pancakes. Decent brew.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrusy, bitter, dry Pale Ale. Unusual taste and flavor. Not exactly what I expected. Salty, bit of honey flavor with good kick of hops.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Gold color - imagine that. Nice white head. Has pretty much the same hop character as the Hop Ottin'. This is a very good thing in my opinion. It seems to be almost a smaller version of the Hop Ottin'. Or maybe Hop Ottin' is just a bigger version of this?
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2001
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A disappointing effort from a good brewery. Too astringent for a pale ale. Skip it and go to the PNW for real pale ales.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick fluffy white head. Citrus aroma. Fairly hoppy with a sweet malty flavor. Pretty good, nothing special but cant complain when drinkin this.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden with a HUGE frothy head, even with a careful and easy pour. Big on hops for such a light tasting beer. Plenty of grassy and piney notes in aroma and flavor. Not much malt to counter though. A good session beer, but nothing more exciting than that.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a pale amber with thick creamy head and foamy lacing. Strong note of pine with a hint of hay. Bitter taste with a long finish. Crisp and dry.