Frank (3471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 This is a mild, balanced and drinkable pale ale. It pours a clear orange w/ a foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma and flavor both are a mix of iced-tea like malt-husk character and citric hops. This is a light bodied beer but still somehow a bit creamy on the palate w/ a very slight oiliness and a prickle of fine-bubbled carbonation. My rating for this remains the same w/ some slight adjustments category by category.
Original Rating (3.4, 2004): Thanks to the Heemer77 for this business. This isnít a bad pale ale by a stretch. Itís one of the light, very drinkable kinds of Pale Ale--and thatís not a bad thing; sometimes you donít want to be picking out notes of berry, vanilla, oak and tobacco and just drink some damn beer. This particular version of that style pours a hazy orange with just a few wisps of head. Nose is fresh and citric with an emphasis on lemon. Itís on the lighter end of medium bodied but thick enough to be satisfying. The carbonation is brisk, verging on being overzealous but still within reason. Thereís just a touch of malt--more too compliment the hops than anything but itís only lightly bittered. Thereís something in there that kind of reminds me of how scotch tape smells but somehow still tastes good... I donít know what the hell that could be. This isnít a mind blowing beer and itís not trying to be. Itís a solid ale meant to be drank and not contemplated. And I think Iím going to go ahead and do just that.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautiful pour and auroma. Taste great, fruity with a nice mix of hops. A great beer to enjoy with my pizza.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan/pale brown with a cream colored head that subsides over the course of a minute or two and leaves some lacing. The bottle conditioning yeast is visable. The aroma is fruity and hoppy. The taste is balanced with hoppy/fruity flavors. Medium light body. The finish almost sweet and lighty bitter and short. This beer is a great session beer and is just as great on a snowy night as it is on a hot summer afternoon. The beer is brewed a few miles from my house and is my regular beer. You can almost always find it for $10 a 12 and it is on tap nearly everywhere in the KC area.
thegreenrooster (3570) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a nice light amber with a white head. Aroma is of weak hops. Flavor is also pretty weak in the hops department but the malts save this one. Decent but not outstanding.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange color. Small white head. Aroma of fruitsnacks, and citrusy hops. Flavor is malty, with a citrus/piney kick to it. Nice session brew, thanks to Heemer for this one!
smasbeer (6) - Lees Summit, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my local favorites. Exellent fresh taste. Reminds me of Sierra Pale Ale but a little less bite. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Good every time
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured orangey amber with thin long lasting off white head...smelled nutty, malty, with a hint of hops...taste was all over the place...orchard fruits, bread, hops, nuts...mild as far as IBUs go, but a great beer!!
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pale ale! Good malt and hop presence and love that its bottle conidtioned. Keep up the great work. Mabye an IPA sometime??
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy Orange Coloring With Good White Head. Citrus and Hops Aroma. Creamy...Citrus...Hops tend to Dominate... A Very Decent Pale Ale.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2007 Was orange with a white head. Bought a 12 pack for $12 just because it was the best available selection. Aroma has citrus and some mild hops. Nice and smooth with a decent hops taste. A nice mild taste that makes this beer easy to drink. Though it is not as strong as other pale ales I still found it enjoyable.