slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average pale ale, balanced well. Very drinkable and another good offering from Cottonwood.
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This particular beer wasnít my first idea for a milestone, but Iím on vacation in NC and itíll have to do. Also, itís a beer from NC, so I guess that makes it a little better. But the beer itself isnít all that great. It pours a clear golden color with a decent white head. The head leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass, as well. The nose isnít very inviting, with a little bit of a sour note, along with some flowery hops and bread. The flavors are little tart, sour and not very pleasing. The finish is best part of the pale ale, with some nice bitter hops and bready flavors. But unfortunately, the rest of the beer is pretty substandard. Nonetheless, itís #1500.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Woods on South 2/1/08: Pours a transparent deep golden with a thin, clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a fresh piny resiny hop nose and a light malty backbone. Starts effervescent and semi-sweet balanced with an earthy piny hop flavor before a blander grainy dry finish A decent APA but could use a little more body and sweetness.
arventresca (561) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap/ Pale in color with a nice sweet aroma. Hops donít blow you away as in some American Pales. Not a bad beer but nothing to get excited about.
cheap (3941) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the charlotte airport. Looks like pale lager. Fairly refreshing aroma. Good tingly carbonation, as with most all carolina beers Iíve tasted. Hoppy but not too hoppy. Acceptable bitterness for a lager lover. Leaves a mild bitterness on the back of the throat. More acceptable to me compared to most other APA, its lower on the hop bitterness scale.
roder60 (1282) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear pale yellow with foamy white head. Aroma floral hops. Flavor very overly carbonated. Plain dry corny taste with some flaovr dry hop finish. Overall, not too hot.
unclemattie (4117) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. pours clear golden yellow. aroma of a crisp hop on top of a light pale malt character. Flavor of a bright malt body, followed by a sharp American hop bitterness. Fun and pleasant to drink. Easy to enjoy.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
5-14-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to emacgee
Clera yellow with some white head. Smell is malt and dough. Burnt toast and yeast flavor. Super bubbly palate with high carbonation. Way too carbonated for me. It just tastes like soda water.
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of emacgee. Thanks man!
Pours clear yellowish with a small whitish head. Smell is grainy, cereal like sweetness with the faintest bit of hops. Taste is somewhat muted with sweetend cereal like flavor going on initially followed by dull, bittering hops. Some slight hop flavor, but more as a balancing act rather than as the star. Moderate body with slightly high, prickly, refreshing carbonation. Not offensive, but not really bursting with flavor either. High drinkability with no off flavors, raises the score a bit for me.
CelticBrew (750) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle small off-white head atop a lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, caramel, cereal. The flavour is medium sweet, caramel, some pine/floral resins and herbs. Very drinkable light-medium body with light acidity. Would make a pleasant enough session beer. Overall a fair APA, but of course theres much better out there. Made here in NC.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is malty, toasty, and some bitter hops. Aroma is malty, toasty, and a light bitter finish.