Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent, sessionable APA having a slightly hazed, pale amber body with a creamy white head. The aroma and flavor both have a balance of sweet caramel malts and a light grapefruit and orange hoppiness. Itís be easy to drink several of these.
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MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 Cloudy amber with a large head. Aroma is grassy and citrus hops and sweet malt. Taste is hard candy, caramel, grapefruit. Really well balanced. Medium body with a nice, bitter finish.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a pretty decent apa. good citrusy sweet nose. flavor is citrusy with nice caramel malt backing. not a bad beer. quite enjoyable on draft.
Foxbush (1819) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 This beer was enjoyed in Leavenworth, Kansas at my Auntís funeral. This was drank at my cousins house. The hazy amber ale was a medium body pale ale with mild citrus flavors. The ale was nicely balanced with hops and malt. It was the most popular of all beers consumed over the weekend.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, light orange/gold body, with a white head that diminished fully. Yeast and citrus aroma. Malty, fruity initial flavors, with citrusy hops in the end. Somewhat fizzy carbonation, and that added a lot of lightness to the palate. I will definitely try this again in the warmer months, and Iím sure Iíll give it a higher score then.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Secret Santa. Aroma has some floral notes but maily a sweet malt presence. Dark golden body with pale white head. Good fruity mix with the malt to give it a medium body syrupy feel. Refreshing on the palate good brew.
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (courtesy of jetzler). Sweet orange/pineapple hops and strong malt aroma. Cloudy orange yellow color with small head. Fairly bland flavor - watery malt and light hops. Aroma showed some promise but taste kind of let me down.
jsquire (4145) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color out of the bottle with an off white foamy head. Mild pine hop nose. Buscuity malt backbone with some orange rind, berry sweetness and grassy hops in the finish. Pretty standard pale ale and good with a sandwich.
robgmizzou (2) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great PA for people who arent hop addicts. This is the one that my hop junkie friends and I can agree on. A solid brew, even better on tap.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 The beer pours a cloudy, deep gold with a light tan, yellowish, mountainous head. The aroma is not too strong - filled mostly with grapefruity and earthy hops. The beer starts off dry and bitter on the front and middle of the tongue. The flavor isnít nearly as citrusy as the aroma belies. The middle of the tongue finds some malts, hints of dark karo syrup, and more hops - more bitterness from the hops than fresh hop flavor. The back of the tongue finds some malts, some dried fruit, and more bitter hops - with just a hint of grapefruit and citrus. Despite the bitter finish, it doesnít finish dry, but rather full-bodied with a stinky hoppy after-tastey (the burps taste like pure hop cones). Not a bad pale ale - but not a real stand-out one either (letís face it - this is a style from which it is hard to stand out - lots to choose from, and generally the same flavors everywhere you go).