bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours translucent golden amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is cooked veg with light caramel. Med body. Flavor is incredibly fresh light fruit followed by a touch of toffee chocolate. Someone is messin with me. Iím really liking this, but Iím really confused on the flavors. It is finishing towards dry and bitter, and thereís a bit of a hop or spice burn. Certainly one of the better, recent, pale ales Iíve encountered. Nice.
Reid (2235) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber from Capital Market in Salem.
THis is a collaboration between Calapooia and Eric Nordby of the band "Norman".
Beer pours a darker golden colour with a nice sized frothy white head.
Aroma is pretty well balanced, with the floral/citric hops giving room for the caramel malts,has some lager like tendencies..nice.
The hops come in stronger in the taste than the nose,grassy/grapefruity, malts take a back seat.
Mouthfeel is quite thin almost watery,but adds to drinkability rather than hinders.
Average Pale Ale, think this would do better in July or August though.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 22 oz Bomber. The beer pours to dark golden color with a medium white head. The aroma has bread, caramel & cereal notes to it. The taste was bitter but did not have a lot of flavor to it. Overall an OK pale ale.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Very light pale ale, flavorful, little bitterness.   Actually has a very soft spruce like presence, like a very light Alaskan Winter Ale.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Not a hoppy example.   A little of that spicy Spruce like spiciness on the finish.   Different, unexpected, but not half bad.