Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of BOLTZ7555. Pours a cloudy gold with a minimal white head that leaves spotty lacing. Nose is malt and light citrus hops. Taste is malt upfront followed by tart citrus finish and a bitter resin finish. Medium mouth feel. Not a bad pale. Thanks Jason!
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wish something about this trumped the label but unfortunately, this beer was underwhelming. Honey colored brew with a solid tightly packed white head and average lacing. Aroma is fairly subtle and grassy, with some of the citrus and pine being offset by caramel malt. Flavor is much sweeter than expected...this one definitely has a malty backbone (perhaps a bit too much, actually) that takes the field instead of sitting on the sideline. Wish the grapefruit, orange peel, and douglas fir was a bit more pronounced. Good but definitely no better.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Dark copper pour with an off-white head. Slight hop aroma, but not much. Wow, flavor is much more intense than the aroma, lots of smooth hop bitterness, nicely balanced, very tasty.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice looking PA, golden straw body with a light hazy and a soft, frothy ecru head. Good pale malt backbone, light caramel sweetness with a soft grainy body. Sharp, astringent hops upfront that really sting the palate but slowly loosens its grip to segue into a great rlight resiny hop profile with subtle pine and soft citrus notes. Well done.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as a bonus in trade with hopdog. Thanks man! Pours orange with a fluffy lasting white head. Smell is mild fruity orange and tea like earthiness. Taste is very balanced with a nice malt presence with slightly strong orange fruity bitter hoppiness. Moderate hoppiness and spot on for a pale ale. Medium to full body with crisp carbonation. Solid, enjoyable pale ale.
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of malt, pine and hops.
Flavor is oily reinous pine and bitter hops balanced out with just enough malt.
Decent pale ale.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured medium orange with Thick white head. Aroma of citrusy hop. Malty flavour, with a hop spine and edge. Thin mouth. Hop in the finish, but not a lot. This smells like a Cape ale and tastes like a pale.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy golden color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is big citrus and pine hops with some underlying toasted malt hiding in there. The flavor has a bit more malt to it, but the hops still lead the way. This is one of those beers that will balance out with a bit of time. Medium body. A decent APA.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too sweet by half, fruity, malty and overpoweringly scented. Smell clings and permeates the taste. It does look purty though!
boFNjackson (4188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle... Poured orange with a think white head, nice lacing. Beautiful, floral hops on the nose with a little spicy residue. Great drinkability and a satisfying hop bitterness for a mere pale ale. Other flavors of citrus and other fruits and a mild candy like sweetness probably from malt.