zeke626 (423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Skyview. Pours a yellow-orange body with off-white head. Aroma of floral, leafy hops with a hint of citrus. Taste is more of the same with hints of pine and grass. Bitter, dry hop finish.
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Copper color with a large head. Citrusy aroma. Very leafy hop taste, like I just buried my face into a handful of fresh hops. Bitter, acidic taste. A little caramel malt body.
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber from Liquid Solutions in Portland, OR. Pours a semi-clear golden amber brew with a thick off-white head that dissipates to a thin creamy head and some spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus zest, some light caramel malt, a touch of toffee and some white pine. Taste is quite dry bitter, medium bodied, with flavors of light caramel malt, pine, grapefruit and some vegetable. Finish is dry bitter with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. One of the more heavy bitter APA that would challenge an IPA character beer.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice cream colored head. Big citrus aroma over a bit of malt. Piney, caramel, citrus flavor. Medium body. Lingering caramel, citrus, and pine. IPA-light. Decent bitterness.
Reid (1898) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden alomost burnt orange beer, with a very large off white head, thats very thick.
Aroma pretty strong citus style hopping, malts weakly behind.
Very hoppy even for a West Coast Pale. Citric hops, all through, weak malt backing, hops wear out a bit in the middle of the mouthful, then re-emerge in all their glory in the back of the throat and linger ever after.
Nice enough on the palate, nothing extraordinary for style.
Over all a nice hoppy Pale. on the verge of IPA territory
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Powerfull APA. Huge head, bitter citrus hops, enough malt sweetness to try to balance. Would drink this anytime offered.
Damn good APA.
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty mainstream, standard presentation on this widely-tried style. You could substitute it for SNPA and you wouldn’t go wrong.
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This American Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is floral and citrusy, touch of malt. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and piney. This beer is hoppier and bitterer than a lot of IPA and IIPAs. It is most definitely a Pac Northwest beer. The bitterness has some staying power. Nice carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter with some staying power.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really good pale ale. beautiful head and coloring, great smell, smooth tasting pale ale. recommended.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Bardenay Eagle - Decent pale aroma, very little head. Started off with some nice hop bitterness, but fell flat on the back end in my opinion. There was some bready nuance that I just didn’t jive with. Too many other great pales out there, but I wil try again in the future...