PorterPounder (6900) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Portland, Or - John’s Marketplace - 12 oz bottle. Murky, dark golden pour with a soft white head that leaves a fair trace of lacing. Fruity aroma with a hint of spearmint and spruce. Flavor has a nice fruity essence to it with nectarines being the most prominent. Bitter grapefruit notes in the back end with a hint of butter. Sticky mouthfeel. Very enjoyable and refrreshing after a day at Mount Rainier.
reebtogi (5347) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a 2 finger white head that settles to a few spots of lace. Aroma is a lovely bouquet of floral and citrus hops and light caramel. Taste is light malty sweetness with a hint of pine and light citrus hop bitterness. Flavors are balanced nicely with a light body and adequate carbonation. A pretty decent pale ale.
authenticmead (69) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from: mainbrew.com
Visual: Pours a clear deep gold to light amber. Frothy white head with good lacework.
Nose: Citrusy hops and caramel and biscuit malt fragrance.
Palate: Light to medium body, a touch of touch of bready sweetness which balances the moderate citrusy hops.
Conclusion: A good all around everyday pale ale. Nothing to exciting here, but at the same time, no real flaws to speak of.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewhouse in Redmond. Clear gold with a lasting white head. The aroma is a bit like cleaner, with some pine, grapefruit, and lemon. Medium bitterness with toasty malt and light citrus flavors. Medium-light body. Drinkable.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
biscuit malt aroma with some some sunny dry hops, light all around. clear watery gold, bare minimum head. i agree with glkaiser here, it’s very light and somewhat lacking. Small amounts of shortbread dough, not much else to notice.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with a thin layer of foam. Light aroma of peach and citrus hops. The taste is balanced with light malt and some fruity esters. It comes across as a bit too thin and lacking some flavor, even for 5.1% ABV. But, it’s a fine beer to crack after a hike up a mountain.
IrishBoy (4062) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample taster at John’s Market Place. Nose of flowery hops with a touch of caramel and pine. Clear yellow with a small white head. Flavor has some bitterness with the caramel.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw gold body with a medium sized white head. Herbal and floral hops aroma with light lemongrass notes. Sweet caramel malt backbone . Hops are floral with considerable citrus and light resin. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth.
anders37 (21657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ 7th St Brewhouse, Redmond, OR. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a malty pine hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy piny flavor. Has a slightly sweetish malty pine hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold pour with a middling head. Aroma is a mixture of malt and hop with a bit of a floral scent thrown in for good measure. Pretty decently hopped for an APA, but the flavor is a bit muddy and there is definite room for improvement.