thehinge (266) - 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
bconch (265) - - JUL 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow pour with a nose of some honey. Taste is mild bitter with a nice pale palate. Lingering bitterness on finish.
Argonian (262) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body, with an average white head that diminishes fairly quickly, leaving a good lace. Faint hoppy aroma, really wanted more from this one. Taste was very refined though. Light to medium bitter, with notes of pine, very delicate, but not non-existant. LIght to medium body, average carbonation, watery texture. A nice APA.
VinegarStroke (261) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Hazy, golden, thick head and good lace. Honey malt nose. Lacks complexity. Malt dominates without much hop or yeast aroma. Dry, not sour and medium bitterness.
Nice beer but very one dimensional..
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I might have made a mistake by trying this after sampling the Belks ESB...but the hops still came through loud & clear when I first tasted it. Nice maltiness up front followed by a pronounced citrusy hoppiness. smooth palate with decent carbonation. Very nice beer.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a yellow color with a small head. Nice aroma of grassy hops. Flavor was all hops! nice grassy, and bitter.. This is what I like in a pale ale..
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Passable Pale Ale. Pours a slight bit "yellower’ than it’s IPA counterpart. Fizzy and relatively quickly fading head. General fruity and flowery scent. Tastes of apples and grapes with a slight hop aftertaste. Generally a pleasant malt balance, but not perfect. (Bottle Pour 11/30/2006)
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow body. White lasting head, good lacing. Aromas - floral, roses, honey, hint of malt. Creamy body, balanced. A little sourness in the finish.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Botled, consumed on 10/18/07. Pours a clear, pale gold. Head is white and made up of fine white bubbles. Fades rapidly to a ring around the edges and a thin skin on the center. Sweet citrus hops in the nose with a hint of malt and resin underneath. Thin but smooth, it slides into the mouth easily. Maltier than I expected, almost like a red or amber ale, with sweet honey notes. Astringent with mild bitterness as it goes down, the aftertaste lives on in a tingly patch in the center of the tongue. Very mild grapefruit hop note lingers as well. After beer warms, I would be fooled if someone handed me a glass of this and said it was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I might not buy another bottle, but it’s a fine drinking beer.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like it would be sweet and bitter. Crisp and dry with a slight bitterness.