AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a eggshell white head. Mild floral hop aroma. Medium body. Decent bready pale malt flavor is lightly sweet. Nice floral hop taste to finish. Not that bad.
can8ianben (1278) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one was surprising - I kind of expected it to be hoppier than it was. The head brewer was explaining that they had a tough time getting hops this year - was the lower hop presence a result? Very drinkable, but not a beer I’d recommend for a hop head. Metallic bitterness, and almost an undesirable finish. Subtle malty flavor on the palate.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2008 Re-rate. Tastes a couple of other APAs and realized I needed to change this rating.
This American Pale Ale pours a medium brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and sweet, with a touch of fruitiness. A medium to light bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are kind of mild, sort floral, citrusy and earthy. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. The hop profile is very weak for a Pale Ale. It’s a tasty amber or altbier but a little mild for an APA. I mean there is hardly any hops at all. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.