pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Fresh, wellmade pale ale. Very enjoyable and reliable, just not very memorable.
Tmoney99 (11095) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at #2. Dark amber hue with average rocky off-white head that lasted most of the brew. Aroma was a moderate hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with an average bitter finish. Medium body with dry finish. Good brew.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(No. 1) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, biscuit, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit. Medium body, quite drinkable.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color, thin white head. Nice pine and citrus hop aroma. Same hops in flavor with solid malt character, slightly sweet. Medium body.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a small white head. This beer has that same "stale" hop taste that Bass has. I don’t mean "stale" in a bad way though. It just tastes different making it stand out from others. So, I guess this is a pretty distinct pale ale then. It was higher hopped than other pale ales I have had, making it very enjoyable. I will drink again!
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color. Nice bite to it. Great finish, but CBC is still the best in town.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good malt and hop aroma with hops to the forefront. Balance of malt and hops but not enough bitterness (even by english standards). Fermented dry finish leaves a winey character. More of a warm finish than a hoppy or dry finish.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall very good. Great on a hot day but doesn’t lack flavor. Excellent hop aroma and some bite. Good carbonation level. A bit darker than most pale ales, almost red. Unique, but very good.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Barley's #1. A very average APA that pours a bit darker than most (deep copper-red with a thin off-white head), yielding an aroma of pungent spicy, peppery, piney hops. English hops lend an earthy/buttery flavor that interplays with piney and spicy hops and toasty caramely malts. A typical example of the style, no more, no less.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite pale ales. Nice brown color, smaller white head. Full nose of citrus hop goodness. Tart grapefruit flavor with a moderate amount of sweet malt to balance. Great pale ale.