ryanscourt (972) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not really able to tell this was a session IPA, has plenty of flavor. Finish is fairly bland though.
rjplumer (694) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet pine aroma. Hazy golden body. Bold head to start but settles and laces the glass nicely. Light bitter bite. Mild sweet grain and malt taste. A decent brew for a session.
Jow (2788) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at home finally getting a relaxation time. Fine light orange pour. Nose is light fruits and hops. Tastes of pineapple, touch banana, popcorn, grainy, bread, light malts. Crisp and pleasant enough.
Chad9976 (1445) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The thing about pale ales and IPAs is that when they age they tend to turn into amber ales which are more malty than hoppy. I’m inclined to believe this is what happened to my can of Baxter Pamola Xtra Pale Ale – not a bad beer, just probably an old specimen.
I poured a 12oz can into a flared snifter. The freshness date was illegible and it cost $2.95 ($0.25 per ounce).
Appearance: Slightly rusty copper/dark golden hue. Fairly clear with noticeable haze and fine carbonation is visible. Pours to a small, off-white, foamy head which never completely dissipates and leaves a fair amount of lacing.
Smell: Sweet caramel maltiness with just a hint of piney hops.
Taste: If I were drinking this beer blind I’d probably assume it was an amber ale as it has all the makings of one: sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors along with some orange marmalade and toast. The hops are reserved (though, they’ve probably just faded from age). There is a bit of a lollipop and butterscotch flavor as well – usually indicative of age and/or diacetyl. Only the faintest trace of earthy hops on the finish. There’s probably a good brew in here somewhere, but it doesn’t know how to get out. Some modifications to the recipe would help I’m sure.
Drinkability: Looking the statistics on the can: 4.9% ABV and 27.5 IBUs, I went into Baxter Pamola Xtra Pale Ale thinking it was a Session pale ale, but if it is, it really doesn’t drink as such. The mouthfeel is rather tepid and slightly slick. It’s not especially refreshing while in the mouth, though I does finish clean. I expected more from this.
BucannonXC5 (1113) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Figueroa Mountain pint glass
From: Eddy’s Beverage Inc. in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Purchased: July 14, 2015
Consumed: July 17, 2015
Misc.: N/A (couldn’t read BOD stamp)
Poured a yellow, golden, hazy color with four fingers of fluffy, white head, which overtook the glass. Very light bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Average amount of foamy lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled very malty, getting earthy rye, caramel, Cascade, marmalade, sour fruit, peach, floral and apricot. (Smell - 3.50)
Taste followed the nose, getting those earthy, rye, sour fruit notes. Also marmalade jelly, juicy peach, dark apricot, lemon and more spoiled fruit. (Taste - 3.63)
Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)
This was just an OK pale ale. I wouldn’t have it again on purpose. (Overall - 3.50)
3.57 81 B
bennetporter (407) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a straw from a can. Good hoppy aroma, nice session able pale ale. Good beer.
Jabah (218) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth, clean feel is my favorite part about this beer. Coming from hot weather in FL, to semi-hot in RI, this is a really good spring/summer brew. Good balance....light malt with a medium hop finish. Light citrus and pine in there. Could be trying these beers again if I make it next summer, so an adjustment may be in the future.
Tonkun (1227) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Clear golden pour with a white head. Busicuit, herb, bread, spice. Medium body. A bit spicy
BeerdedDave (885) - - APR 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can; cloudy orange color; floral hop aroma; floral hops on a medium bodied malt base; fairly well balanced, but rather boring
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Whole Foods Portland, ME. Clear golden, large foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of floral, herbal hops, doughy malt. The taste is biscuit malt, floral hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, decent balance. mild lingering bitterness.