cathcacr (646) - 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 (5355) - 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 (693) - 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...
BuckeyeBoy (5641) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Front Door Pours out a amber topped with a cream white head. A nice aroma of floral hops. Tast of light hops very little bitter. A nice brew for a hot summer day. Damb it is only February.
bhensonb (13832) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (conditioned!) Impressive citrus and floral aromas. Light amber color with a frothy white head. Medium body with creamy/chewy carbonation. The flavor is hop above pale malt, lightly roasted. The finish is nicely balanced and the bitter tends to build. It’s just an excellent brew.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
fogged golden orange hue with a huge rocky/frothy white head, sticky fresh hop nose, excellent hop body, delightful citrus notes and a mild green hop tinge to the finish. This is the 1st beer i’ve had from the beer valley and I have to say that I’m impressed. Solid pale ale, reads like a slighted IPA, as any hardy pale should... and if you don;t believe me, drink one!
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, from John’s MarketPlace in Portland. Pours cloudy copper color with a really large and quite creamy off-white head that diminished at a leisurely pace leaving thick lace. Mildish aroma of toasty malts with citrus and floral hops. Flavor is good, toasty malts with a bit of toffee, orange zest, spicy pine and lemon rind in the finish. Medium body, a bit oily with gentle carbonation. Overall a cut above my expectations for the brew.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a tawny gold color with a tall, lasting head. Superb retention with stick, clumpy, creamy lacing. Aromas of spicey hops and malt. Medium nectar w/ good carbonation. Very dry with a leathery hop component. The finish linger dry.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 22-oz. bottle purchased at Belmont Station--Poured a super carbonated body that erupted from the bottle and on to the floor. Amber-copper body under the mamoth white dome head. High carbonation accented the piny bitterness. Big hops nose. Citrusy, but more piny thatn floral. Bottle conditioned. A bit better than average, but not superb.