kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Medium light musty golden yellow color. Large head, that dissipates quickly. Orange peel aroma. Dry wooden apricot taste. Very little bitterness. WTF is a Cali Pale Ale anyway?>
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light-hazed, golden/amber, mostly dead, under a cream/fleshtone head... which is a little too large-bubbled to be called "creamy". Head settles slow with soft peaks that leave intermittent lacings. Mostly citrus in the nose, more orange in my nostrils than grapefruit, but there IS an underlying sourness. Rather fat-bodied, thick and creamy with some driness to finish. Flavor is more balanced than an IPA should show with a malted base providing subtle sweetness under lemon and orange. Good session ale. I like it.
<font size=-4>Bomber purchased several months ago from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL 60453</font>
Headbanger (2748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber-An orangish body with a decent head and an aroma of hops. Taste the same but not in a good way. The hops donít have a bitterness or sharpness to them No balance to this beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark golden to bronze color. Lots of swinkles and fish food. A moderate sized, dark off-white head. Sweet aromas, bordering on sweet homemade wine scents. Aromas of over-ripe, lightly souring fruit, cantaloupe and strawberries come to mind. Some mild floral/herbal hops seem to come in as well. Biscuit flavors with a citric light fruit jam. The jam has too much pectin that causes a slight pucker. The middle is full of mild grapefruit juice, while the finish has a slight return of malt. Linger has a return to the light apple sourness. I fear this one has a bit of infection.
ElGaucho (2120) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh, fruity aroma with some hops. Sweet. Mostly clear peach color with some faint particalia. Doesnít look much like a beer with itís color. Some visible carbonation. Small, slightly off-white ring of head. Not much lace. Initial mouthfeel is salty. Some hops. Not bad overall, but the salty taste keeps this from being a better.beer.
Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden sunshine pour. MONSTER head , decent lacing. Well ALRIGHT,umm thats where it ends. Looks great but in reality it is a mid level common pale ale. Nothing more nothing less. $3.49 a bomber. Glad I tried it.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
clear dark gold, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
light sweet caramel malt aroma followed by lots of earthy bitterness,
light bitter malt flavor, light crystal malts provide a good base but a bit too much bitter hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A frothy off-white head tops a clear amber body that gives off aromas of biscuit dough, weak hops, and straw. Light bodied and amply carbonated. The flavor was citrusy hops but watered down. Nothing special.
Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
mike bought this because heís in the process of taking his CPA exam. god this is a terrible beer. there was no skill in making this. i could brew a better pale from malt extract.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iíve now had two beers from this brewery and and swearing off from them - two horribly frustrating beers. Pours lightly hazy copper with a nice beige head. The aroma has citrus, plastic and lightly toasted malt. Medium body thatís a bit watery with a small amount of sharp carbonation. The flavor starts very bland with a bit of toasted malt and dull light hops. The finish has some woody piny hops and a bit of resin that is on the plastic side. A mediocre at best pale ale. There is no more Bayhawk in my future unless recommended highly by a trusted source. This was highly forgettable.