zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 25, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taste 3/9 bottle. Looks: Clear gold/copper body with a one finger white top. Aroma: Grain/sweet malt. Taste: Grain and malt. Has almost no hops presence and has a strange cloying yeasty finish. Medicinal.
ben4321 (3569) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
February 2009 Beer of the Month Club
Aroma: Citrus, hops, both light
Appearance: Light gold, slight cloudiness
Flavor:Not much there, lacks hops, slight bitterness, slightness of flavor
Palate: Light body, watery
Ok Ale, I would prefer more flavor/hops/identity from an American Pale
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks to Mei. Gold color, with some white film on top. Aroma is wet bread, a little sweetness and rye malt. Flavor is somewhat like a pilsner, crystal malt, eastern european hops. Somewhat metallic mouthfeel, but decently crisp finish.
jm37j (2) - Rockwell, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with some of the others that this beer simply hasnít enogh strength to compete with the traditional American ale, but when considered on itís own without comparison, I found it quite good. It has a mild but pleasant aroma and the flavor, though mild, is quite good. I found it very refreshing and was moved to have more than one. I have bought it again and will continure to do so on occasion
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear light amber pour thin white head and no lace. Caramel malts on the nose. Watery thin mouth-feel. Bland flavor mostly malts needs some more hop flavor/bitterness to balance it out.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz screw-top bottle, pours a crystal clear light pale amber color with a persistent thin head across the entire surface. Very effervescent. Nose is sweet crystal malt with no detectable hop aroma. Disappointing considering this is an American pale. The flavor is only a tad better with hints of hop bitterness to offset the sweet malt, plus ample carbonation (almost too much for this style), but still no distinct citrusy American hop flavor. As others have made clear, this is an unremarkable beer.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
this beer kind of sucked. not much flavor, not much aroma. and to top it off its brewed in penn not blowing rock nc
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, #431. Light copper pour with small head. Light APA aroma and flavor, but not too much of it. Somewhat disappointing.
NachlamSie (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[November 9, 2008]
Bottle. Pours a light, see-through copper with no head. The nose is of typical American pale sweetness, but virtually no hops are present, just the sweet, honeyish, clean malts. Predictably light palate on this one with hints at honey, bread, and still no real hops. Perhaps the finish is slightly husky and a trace of citrus is buried in there somewhere, but this is certainly malt heavy. This is very clean and very easy to drink.
nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first element in the aroma is sweet malt with a bit of a metallic bite. There is also some grassy hops. The appearance is gold with an amber hue. The head blows up pretty fast and falls even faster. The flavor is really well balanced between sweet malt and hops. The palate is really smooth from carbonation. I was really thirsty when I drank this beer and it was very refreshing and quite flavorful at the same time. Itís not a standout beer but itís a very solid one.