TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ML Can. Pours a gorgeous orange in the glass. Picture perfect! Fruity aromas of grapefruit and pine. Citrus and pineapple fruit flavors up front with a slight hop finish that leaves me wanting more. Brilliant pale ale.
markas101 (2280) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35.5 cl can, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Spiced honey aroma. Sweet with a background of warm pepper.
GJF (1507) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant surprise. Found this at a little cafe in downtown Victoria. Hot day, a sandwich outside, and this little gem with lots of citrus and pine.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost a 12 oz can. Poured orange, cloudy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, fruity piney and citrus together with pineapple hoppyness, faint caramel. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish fruity flavor, citrus and piney hoppyness, faint caramel. Finish is average, malty and dryish, citrus and piney hoppyness. Nice dryish and well hopped pale ale.
Frank (3970) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice canned pale ale. It is a very clear beer w/ a foamy head which clings to the glass tenaciously as it dissipates. This is a lighter bodied pale ale w/ a nice mix of citrus and earthy hop elements. The palate is light bodied but not at all thin or watery and overall this is a very well put together beer. I am begging to wish more brewers did something like this w/ their APAs. It seems like most are pushing them towards something like an IPA but I’m liking when they keep things a bit lighter and more session-able.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Rodney Kibzey at Longshot judging tasting. Pours a pleasing copper with a sticky head. Nose is on the piney side with caramel malts coming through. Faint citrus peel as well. Taste has a bracing bitterness that gets muddled with the malt profile. Not a huge fan of crystal malt and this seems to reinforce that idea. Not a bad beer, just nothing really that great. Okay.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Central City Brew Pub. Pours a clear, very pale yellow. Aroma of floral hops, biscuit, toasted malt. Flavour of citrus, toasted malts. Quite a bitter aftertaste, but less of a hop taste than expected.
VertBaconStrips (2309) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2011 **June 19, 2011**
Man, this sucks even more than it did the last time I had it. With this old apple aroma and a flavour that doesn’t match up with any style what so ever this pale is a total failure. The only way now for this to get any worth will be to find it on tap so it can finally prove its worth.
No lights in the room so I’ll go on the remaining thin streaming beam of daylight to get me going. Thin crown that doesn’t last. Game 2 of the Lightning/Bruins Conferance FInal. Rene Rancourt or whatever the hell his name is not exactly crushing the anthem. He does look exactly like one of the many incarnations of Eric Idle on the original Monty Python series. YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! 13 SECONDS IN!!!! 1-0 TB. Sure hoping gets the Stanley Cup ring that he got robbed out of in 2006 with the Oilers. The aroma is pretty plain compared to what I thought it would be. Red apple, light grains, floral, caramel, fake peach candy sweetness, maybe some bubble gum... maybe. Lots of stuff there - more than I thought. Mellow and soft on the nose. The taste is decent with good sweetness and mellow bitterness. Grain, soft caramel, peach, faint pine, bit of sweat. Medium light bodied, soft finish with a bit of astringency. High hopes equals low marks.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up this can at Julio’s. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pours a very clear light copper color with a good white head. Nice bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings some light bread and caramel without too much in the way of balancing hops This does remind me a bit of baby Red Racer IPA, so it makes sense. Flavor adds some more hops with a bit of floral and citrus notes plus some bread crust. Feel is fairly bitter with a medium body. Drinks pretty well, but not nearly as good as the IPA.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 03-15-2011
Lagerboy (1908) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly floral and citrusy, medium malty body... a decent pale. Not my favorite from Central City.