EdKing (1876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Low point on my beer tour of West Coast USA. Why this is called a pale ale I do not know. Golden coloured. Nose is bit of hops, bit of pine. Taste is weak, watery. If anything like a Euro lager or Budweiser.
Bronzan (126) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing special.. Fairly weak flavor. Not much hop flavor. Why is this called Carmel P.A. when it is from Ukiah?
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Gold pour decent head, slight grass, some malt flavor to it, but really weak on flavor, grainy, boring.
Oscbert (1028) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
~Pours clear golden with decent white head.
~Scent is very sour, like a overpowering bud light. Somewhat citrusy.
~Flavor isnt bad. Sour citrus taste. Fairly weak.
~ Medium feel, almost creamy, smooth with tingles. Quick kinda nasty aftertaste.
~Not very good, but I can still drink it.
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Clear gold with a thin fizzy white head. Aroma is diacetyl. No characteristics to define this as an APA at all. Flavor is diacetyl sweet cream butter with a hint of grassiness. High carbonation, thin body. Avoid these Carmel beers!
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Bottles n’ Bins. Pours hazy light orange/yellow with a thin, fizzy white head, specks of lace. Smells light citrus hoppy with a crisp malt backbone. Tastes light, sweet citrusy hoppy with a good cereal malt backbone. A little too sweet for me but still pretty good. Medium body, good carbonation.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of stefanje. Thanks Stefan! Very light amber color with a one finger head. Decent retention. LOTS of carbonation flowing to the surface. Aroma has some leafy hop and subtle grassy notes but is carrying an acrid mildewed dish towel kinda vibe. Very spicy and slightly vegetal hop taste with a honey-like maltiness. A grainy, biscuit like quality is also present. It has potential, but is inconsistent and watery.
StefanSD (2136) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from some liquor store in Monterey during a mini vacation. Pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a diminishing white head. The aroma is faint with butter, vegetables and dust. The flavor is light and mediocre with sweet butter, biscuit, and a touch of caramel. The mouthfeel was light to medium, and the carbonation was lively. The finish was short with a touch of hops. Overall: This is a dumbed-down pale ale that aims to not offend anyone more so than it strives for any character (and thus it should appeal to Bud drinkers). That aside it is quite drinkable.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 9, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Drank it in Carmel, CA. Pours golden with little head and carbonation. Faint pine aroma. Watery in your mouth, some hops at the end, but very weak.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grainy, grassy nose with mild diacetyl. Soapy and astringent palate with mild hopping. Crappy astringent finish.