BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tangy and hoppy from the keg at salem beer works. clean seperation from good refreshing and appropriate pale ale flavors and body. nice biscuity and slightly sweet it has perhaps a caramel flavor paired well in mouthfeel which is a touch silky and yet not harsh at all. this is a brew that i can stew over.
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark oragne, good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, dry hoppy bitter finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fenway. Pours a light golden with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is light citrus hops with lots of toasted malts, and lightly herbal and earthy hops as it warms. Crisp and relatively clean compared to some other brews from them, cereal crackery malts, ligth hop bitternes.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap: This was a nice enough Pale that had some dry/bitterness in the finish. Okay but I preferred others in the flight and wouldn’t be ordering this one again.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Canal Street Location: Clear golden pour with a creamy, light tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Has a mild and smooth cascade character. Light grainy citrus aroma. There’s no complexity or nuances, but I enjoy the cascade flavor. Needs more bittering hops, but it’s decent stuff.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on draught at the brewpub on Canal. Clear, deep amber pour with a filmy white head, piney hoppiness in the nose, granny smith apples and roses in the taste, a nice, clean finish. A good APA.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Fenway American Pale Ale
clear amber, thin frothy head, light lace, citrus hop aroma, medium body, bold fresh hop flavor, nice lingering bitter finish
Name: Fenway American Pale Ale
Source: brewpub fenway
Score: 3.2 to 3.0
light hop aroma, citrus sweetness with a muddled hop flavor, light lingering bitter finish, the bitternss is nice but otherwise not too interesting,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
ClarkVV (5704) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught pint at Fenway locale on 7/31/07
Peachy-copper colored body is full of bubbles, sporting a frothy white head that recedes to cover, leaving minimal lace.
Sweaty hops and some yeast in the nose, giving not an overly fresh nose. It’s not dirty or anything, just a bit on the cheesy, grassy, catty side, with too much straightforward grapefruit and bitterness. Malt sweetness is fairly strong, relatively speaking and further sweetens things, though the simple base malt sugars add little/no complexity. Medium strength of aroma, obviously plenty of batch-to-batch variation. No alcohol or flaws, however.
Moderate carbonation helps dispense some of the sweetness, which is quite plain and does build up on the palate, with rather plain citrus hops adding candied orange, white grapefruit and some lemon notes. Bitterness could stand to be elevated to really dry it out, that or the attenuation taken up a notch. I think what bothered me the most was a persistent papery/flabby feel to the malt, which in turn, got bogged down in some wateriness on the end. Competent and probably a lot better off-season.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Fenway location, of course. Dark gold beer with thin smooth head that coats the side of the glass. no aroma at first; as beer warms up grassy aroma emerges. Assertive hop flavor with a sweet malt upturn at the end. Not violently hoppy, but well-hopped.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This traditional Pale ale oiffers not typical notes of citrus on the nose from the hops and this works into a balnced sweet palate with a lighlty bitter finish.