ronaldtheriot (1466) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Baxter Pamola XTRA Pale Ale has a very thick, frothy, off-white head, lots of thick lacing down the glass, a few streaming bubbles, and a hazy, orange-gold appearance, which becomes hazier when the bottom of the can is swished and poured in. The aroma is of grapefruit, sugary malts, and white bread. Taste is of grapefruit, sugar, malt, and bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Pamola XTRA finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and lager like in it’s somewhat flinty ending. Overall, this is excellent, and I strongly suggest giving it a try. RJT
MaBeer1972 (1412) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy golden brew. Sweet bready aroma. Flavor is of sweet golden malts with a good hoppy bitterness. Very drinkable. Very sessionable, indeed.
BeerFanDan17 (1029) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2012 Portland Brew Festival. Deliciously hoppy and a really good hop-malt balance.
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mkgrenwel (601) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden, pale orange pour. Thick creamy head. Aroma is light spicy hops with a creamy, fruity depth. Strong apricot. Promises to be very refreshing. Light apricot flavor hits the tongue first, with the signature earthy dryness that comes with the fruity sweetness. Nice thick creamy mouthfeel. Light enough to be a serious summer quaffer, but with a real nice creamy palate preventing it from getting watery. Fruit slips into light spice and bitterness. Very mild bitterness mostly disappears in the finish, but not in a phantom kind of way. It just washes out clean. Not wildly complex, but just right for the style. I really think this would make a better summer beer than most wheat ales. Reminds me a bit of Oberon in that it’s got body and flavor, but is totally clean and drinkable.
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can, thanks to parents. Canned 9/6/12. Nice lemon note to this, along with the satisfying fresh citrus hop flavor. Super smooth soft, lighter carbonation and dry texture, great mouthfeel. Great zestiness, light bitter. Thin white head leaves good lace. Mostly hazy flat yellow color. Definitely fresh-tasting.
Drake (9999) - 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.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small, lasting, foamy white head. Nose is straw, grass, light dry citrus notes. Palate is crisp, clean, refreshing. Flavors of grass and lemon with a light bitter bite.
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap from Side Street Cafe in Bar Harbor, ME. Poured a golden color with medium head and medium lacing. Aroma is hops with a bit of malt behind that. Well-balanced and not overly hoppy or malty. Super drinkable.
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden color with foamy white head. Biscuty aroma with citrus and herbal hops. Light juicy Citrus start with some biscuty malt notes and a light watery grapefruit and pine finish.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at gbbf 2011 ... ligth hazy yellow ... thin white head ... soft sweet banana nose ... sweet toffee banana nose ... sweet toffee malt ... soft fruits ... banana peach