jake65 (2730) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Pours a deep yellow/gold with a light haze. Small white head and light lacing. Nose is mild and sweeter with malt than hops; a little fruity. Tastes a little grassey with some citrus hops notes. Pretty mild and uninspiring pale.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Pale #71
Source: Brewpub, Indianapolis
clear dark gold, fine white head, thick lace,
sweet citrus aroma with a good balance between the crystal malts and the citrus hops,
lots of citrus hop flavor well backed by the sweet crystal malt. lots of flavor in this pale ale
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Ram in Seattle. Copper w/ small head. Mostly just roasted malt. No hop presence. More like a disappointing amber ale.
dwyerpg (4656) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not much aroma, but this has a pleasant bitterness throughout. A nice biting finish, this is certainly a drinkable session pale ale.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in a very well-priced sampler. Crisp hoppy nose. Golden amber in color. More citrus flavor than Big Red IPA.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler @ Ram brewery: Sweet citrus hop aroma. Pale brown in color. Grapefruity hoppy taste, but balanced okay. A little dry on the palate.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one at the brewpub in Schaumburg, Illinois. Clear, medium orange pour with nuanced floral hoppiness, some citrus. Not as good as the Big Red but a great session beer.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frozen pint at Ram in Fishers, IN - Aroma is citrus hops with some dishwasher infused malts. Pours cloudy copper with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor is sweet caramel and tart earthy hops. Palate is crisp and tart. Actually not too bad for the Ram, at least it was a bit outside the box.
Ughsmash (7184) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Wheeling, IL as " ’71 Pale Ale". Poured a clear lighter caramel with a tall, sticky white head. Aroma picked up sweet pale malts and caramel with a mild grapefruit presence.. simple and seemingly cheap. Flavor found light, sweet caramel and grapefruit at the core with rather high pine and grapefruit bitterness riding through the finish.. tasty. The bitterness was a touch oppressive at times, and the balance wasn’t so good.
IndianaRed (2605) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Tap at the Boise Ram. Cloudy orange/amber with a thin but dense white head. Persistant spiderweb lacing leaving a disticnt ring after each quaff. Odd malty aroma, a bit fruity. I thought they gave me the amber at first as there was so little hop aroma. Flavor was pretty light and fairly hoppy....for an amber. Weird hay like notes as well. A dissapointing Pale.