thegreenrooster (2983) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a cloudy brown with a average white head. Aroma is a nice mix of earthy hops and dark malts. Also has a rye aroma to it. Flavor is decent as well. Very much citrus hops with some butterscotch and dark fruit. Never heard of this brewer before but this is pretty darn good.
patrick767 (3238) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - Pours copper with a big fluffy head and a pretty good hop aroma. The flavor seems lacking though with flat, rather off tasting hops joined by mild malts in an overly thin brew. A dry finish ends this so-so offering from Barley Island.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at BI - I havenít had this in the past and Jeff Eaton (owner of BI) said they have been "tweaking" the recipe. Aroma is crisp citrus hops, pine and earthy carmel malts. Pours hazy orange/brown with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor is initially a citrus hop zing that quickly fades to a chalky maltiness. Palate is rather thin for such aroma and flavor. I say keep tweaking until you can make it finish as well as the IPA and you will have a great APA. Certianly worthwhile as is.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lemon, orange, grapefruit in the sweet nose. Opaque cloudy amber body with strong carbonation and a tall, creamy, lacy beige head. Lots and lots of sediment in the bottle. Lightly hoppy. Rubbery bitterness to start is grainy bitterness in the aftertaste. Moderately sweet and bitter, this is the Mild of PAs, and about as good as a Pride & Joy. Watery citrus the main flavor, light-bodied. Nice and easy session beer.
vyvvy (3428) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with lots of carbonation and a large creamy head. Aroma has caramel malts with some spicy / citrus hops. Medium body with a nice amount of sharp carbonation. Taste has some caramel, but it is mainly spicy hops. The finish has even more of the spicy hops and comes across as prickly with the hops and carbonation mix. A good pale ale.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Hippie4beer. 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy light copper and a cool lasting thick fluffy head. Aroma is traditional citrus cascade-like hops with that cascade like harsh metallic hint. Flavor is a bit weak, some more citrus, light grassy hops, light caramel malt backbone. Clean light bitterness in the end. Pretty standard APA.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 6, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle: pours a slightly cloudy orange with a small, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of hairspray. Flavor is moderately hairspray like with hops and slight earthiness. Taste is mainly hops with a very pronounced bitterness in the finish. Average or less.
Headbanger (2748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-An incredible huge white head that takes forever to dissipate. An aroma of hops. Medium body with a taste of hops then a sharp bitterness from the middle to the end. Overall an ok Pale Ale
Tmoney99 (9651) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler at Barley island. Hazy copper pour with a moderate creamy white head that diminished slowly and produced some lacing. Medium hoppy aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Average hoppy flavor with a moderate bitter finish of average duration.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
An incredible, foamy, yellowhite head took a long time to settle over a chill-hazed, golden/copper body. Dusty, hopcit aroma with a strong overtone of plastic and rubber... like a vacu-form model car kit. Lively mouthfeel carries light grapefruit and resin atop a thin base of mineral water. When I burp it tastes like Iíve been blowing up latex balloons all day.
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