bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Light lemony malty nose. Taste is light hops some citrus and a nice malt body. Decent beer.
onceblind (5414) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Clear light amber with a thin spotty head. Smells almost of a meaty herbal spaghetti sauce...not sure what to make of that. Herbal hops, a touch of rosemary, earthy toffee malts, and just a tone of sausage or something on the nose. Flavor is grainy and herbal with a nice balancing bitterness, finishing off-dry with an aftertaste of floral hop resin. Not shabby, just a little confusing.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery: Poured clear orange/yellow with a medium sized head. Nice aroma of piney hops and citrus. Taste is more piney/citrusy hops, well carbonated. Somewhat of a short finish. Solid beer. I enjoyed it.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was my most dissappointing beer of this Sampler Pack. Maybe I drank a bad bottle but this doesn’t rate high for me. Rather bland and too bready for my palate. Disappointing.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ brewpub. Amber. Bright hop overtone in aroma but not dominant, it smells pretty balanced. Balanced but uneventful, easy going with a good hop finish.
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber. Mellow floral aroma is fairly appetizing. Mild bitterness. Floral, light bready malts on the palate. Good, balanced example.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of my early BA reviews.
A pale orange color with a slight haze. Bubbles rise quickly and constantly to the surface, but there is no significant head.
The smell of the glass itself seems stronger than the beer, unless the beer smells like glass. Slightly dry with a subtle bitterness. Nothing notable in terms of fruity or piney smells. Malt seems to dominate.
Dry and bitter. Malt dominates, with only (slightly lemony) bitterness giving any indication that hops were used at all. The finish is almost entirely pale malt flavor. Kind of like what you’d expect from a bottle if it were just labeled "Beer."
Medium body, but possibly just very very carbonated. Prickly in a way.
About average. It won’t kick your tastebuds much, but it could be good with a burger or something. If you’re only drinking beer, you’ll probably get bored of the flavor unless it’s being used primarily as a social lubricant.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
from brewery in taster. Looks like light apricots. Some head. Smells pretty good. Tastes not so good. Hardly any hops noticable. Pretty weak pale ale compared to what i have been drinking (a lot of Dale’s!) Overall 4 of 10
danfosha (51) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty mild tasting pale ale. I taste the requisite hops, but on this tasting not much else.
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from variety pack. Pours a clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, grain, citrus and piney hops. Taste is piney hops, yeast and caramel malt. Fairly well balanced. Easy to drink.