rejtable (2322) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours clear golden lots of head some lacing. Nose light peach some floral. Flavours fruity light cereal. Taste light sweet no bitter. Medium/light body.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Babeís. Clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma of butter, citrus, flowers and toast. Flavor is buttery diacetyl, medium hop bitterness and a mild malt presence. Medium to light body with average carbonation and a light mouth feel. This would be a good beer if it didnít have the diacetyl character, maybe a bad batch.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at restaurant. Looks nice, amber, tight head, big lacing. However, donít be fooled by itís good looks. Funky aroma and strange taste. Iím not sure really how to explain the flavors. Strong caramel malt, with some fruity hops. Itís simply not balanced well.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: The beer pours a golden amber color with a finger of white head.
S: Something is obviously wrong here. Banana in the pale ale? Grassy hops, toffee, and a fair amount of bread. I donít get much, if any, citrus.
T: More banana on the palate along with Babeís trademark butter flavor. Mild pine notes as well as some grass. Decently bitter to counteract what malt flavor and sweetness there is.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: When the pale ale is this bad, you know youíre in trouble.
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Tap@Babes,5.2 abv,hoppy,butterstoch notes,pale in color,white head,creamy texture.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Babes Bar-B-Que Grill & Brewhouse 1/8/10. Roasted caramel malt and nice floral hoppiness. A little too much bitterness from the roasted malt for my taste, but not bad and very drinkable.
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of the tasting platter at Babeís BBQ & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage. Deep bronzy gold, clear, scant lacy head. Low aroma of spicy hops and clean grains. Light caramel malt and spicy floral hops. Low-medium bitterness. A mild rendition of the style, but pleasant.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. This is a pretty typical APA: citric and pine hops, but not over the top, with a malt back bone. Not bad.
ABUSEDGOAT (2605) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2007 Tap at brewpub: Aroma was fairly typical... hoppy citrus, pine, grapefruit and some other fruits with light caramel. A solid APA.
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good typical pale, fairly clear, citrus pine hop, balance with malt, no head really but good drinking beer.