y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
color is golden with a little haze. had a pretty long lasting head. Pretty drinkable and easy to swallow. Seemed to be on the expensive side though.
944play (361) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Infinitesimal haze in deep gold with small persistent head and copious lace. Initial pukey aroma with more pleasing herbal, leafy notes. Sharp mineral bitter precedes delicate cake-cone malt, earthy and grassy/herbal hops, and a twinge of diacetyl or caramel. Crunchy and slightly curdling finish.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a nice golden color with a very light and bubbly head. The aroma was of hops and a touch of caramel, citrus and pine. A very bubbly and astringent palate. The taste was earthy, piney and lightly hopped. The end was bitter and drying. Not too great...not terrible.
mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank other times without rating, but had to rate this one from the can. Pours very golden with good carbonation and prominent piney hop aroma. The lean body is built on a clean base malt flavor with specialty malt complexity, and neutral yeast, plus a piney (Cascade) hop flavor that is forward and builds to a bit of a fruity and a bitter finish.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from brickskeller. aroma is hops, herbal, piney. looks moderate gold, slight lacing on white head. flavor starts honeyish with malt fading into a nice crisp dry finish.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a whole lot of flavor. Light, crisp and refreshing, but thats about all.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nose more like a premium lager, piney and bitter. Flavor is surprisingly more bitter (hoppy) than i expected for a pale ale. Flavor is hops, great malts, sweet. People say that pale ales are boring and lacking this, or that. This is definitely proving them wrong. A kick ass pale ale, and another good brew from the boys at AVB.
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells mildly of hops. Pale gold color, bubbly white head. Has some good malt sweetness and moderate hops but it tastes mostly watered down. Really easy to drink but it honestly is one of the most watered down pales I’ve had. Not a winner.
HKdIPA (329) - HONG KONG - JUL 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Soho Wine at home. Translucent golden pour with grassy aroma. Taste is crisp and bitter hops. Light palate. Standard pale ale but a bit boring.
g_georgiou (322) - CYPRUS - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy yellow body with a mostly lasting white head. Citrus, grapefruit aroma. Taste is sweet with slight bitterness. Thin texture. Easy going and refreshing but not very representative of the style I think.