uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clear amber color with a nice sized head that quickly faded to a thin layer of bubbles. Fruity, hoppy scent with a bit of spicyness in the nose as well. Smells fresh. Bit of fruityness up front that fades to a sort of creamy, spicy tastes. That may not sound good but it really is. I also seem to detect a bit of caramel as well. Very smooth and easy to drink.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Summer Ale 1998 12 oz. Bottle. 4.60% ABV. 23 IBU’s. (1.5 / 5.0) Chinook Hops. Not Real Good.
Summer Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 4.60% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Golden Ale. Amarillo Hops. Clear bright amber golden color. Unique Strawberry Hop aroma and mellow front with minimal citrus character backed by light tasty body that develops caramel notes. Easy weak end. Sampled 5/16/1999.
RSRIZZO (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer on 6/2/1999. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and light head. Aroma is a very light malt scent. Taste is light, fruity, and clean. Starting with a light body it goes down easy with a light sweet malt flavor. The finish is a crisp malt flavor bscked by a mild hop flavor and very light bitterness. Overall its one of the most refreshing and clean summer brews I’ve had. This beer would be grate on any summer day you feel like a good refreshing brew.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Summer Ale (Single hop)
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
light amber, thin white herad, fresh hop aroma, fresh hop flavor with tart malt, slight sweetness, just a hint of bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
$3.99 a sixer at Trader Joes last summer. Pours amber with a slight white head. Light floral hop smell. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation. Has a grainy, yeasty flavor with a lightly bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing, a tasty, well balanced summer brew
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew had a decent hop aroma but the flavor was a watery mess o’ blandness. Pours amber with a small white head. Very thin on the palate with a watery, lightly bitter finish. Lots of citrus/floral hops in the aroma which don’t really carry through into the taste. Taste has just the slightest caramel flavor which is drowned out by this boring bland watery flavor.
EddieG (168) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Gold to amber in color with a lightly sweet aroma and faint hops. A fairly sweet adn lightly hopped brew that really doesn’t jump out as a typical summer brew, although its pretty good on a 0 degree January Chicago night. OK
dins (266) - Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty with nice hopping. Well done.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malts and a very light citrusy hops nose and finish. Very easy to drink!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 09/18/02: Clear amber in color, the head is beige, frothy, lace is in thick sheets. Nose is lightly sweet, malt, hints of the hop flower, citrusy. Front is sweet, the top is medium to full, the finish is lightly hopped, dry, and light to moderately carbonated. Drinkable and a nice change of pace. Ranks #725 on my current 1000 beer list.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold color, medium head. A light bodied ale. Light malts with very citrusy “Amarillo” hops. Smooth, mellow taste. Nice flavor. Light and refreshing yet lots of flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly malty and sweet. Nice beer.