stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber pour with almost no head. a little citrus in the nose. Crisp (but thin) mouthfeel. More hops than I had imagined. Like an IPA-light. Not exceptional, but refreshing, and I really can’t say anything bad about it.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden with small head. Light malt aroma. Thinner with a slight amount of hop flavour. Pretty simple.
jake65 (2872) - 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 (4773) - 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.