thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 A - Bready and citrus
A - Light gold with thin white head
A - Sweet citrus with a nice controlled, hoppy, bitter finish
P - A touch watery, with soft carbonation
O - A great offering. A North American pale ale with additude, you got to love it.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour, small white head. Dank, earthy, citrusy nose on this. Biscuity caramel sweetness on the flavor with earthy, herbal, dank hops and a little citrus. Pretty straightforward, but definitely one of the better pale ales I’ve had from Canada.
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz can thanks to Nellie) clear medium yellow with a film of bubbles. Nose of clean citrus (oranges and mango), light grain. Taste of earth, cracker, oranges, cream, and yeast. Soft smooth finish.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz can, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, florals, and herbal notes. Flavor of orange, caramel, and some bread with a bitter finish.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a cloudy burnt orange color with two finger’s worth of rocky white head that leaves some great lacing.
S: Mildly sweet citrus hops up front, mostly oranges, a light sweetness to the malt, and a fair amount of bread character. Pretty much what you expect from a pale ale.
T: Maybe leaning a bit more toward the bread side of things with a slight sweetness of caramel. The hops are again mostly orange flavored with a bit of an earthy spice note in there as well. The bitterness is fairly mild.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Decent, but nothing to write home about.
D: I think the IPA is probably a bit better. I liked this one a fair amount, and it works well as your standard pale ale.
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can. Golden colour. Has a soapy white head that dies down quickly. Nose has some pine and orange peel citrus hops, rather soft aroma. Hoppy flavour, notes of pine and sharp grapefruit, some background malt sweetness. Finish is bitter with citrus lingering in the back of the throat. Medium body and carbonation. Decent APA.
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can thanks to thirdeye11. poured a light amber with a cream head. nose is clean and fresh hops. very easy on the palate, light fruity hops, and a clean finish.
Bendrixian (1487) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
decent head, kinda malted in colour. Has a very malted lager like nose to it for me. some fig and some caramel. not very distincitve but fairly expressive at the same time. Almost vegetal as well. nice medium bodied brew with a fairly fast finish. not overly exiting but decent for its fairly low hopped style that it is.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml can. Pours bright copper with an almost white head that leaves a decent little lace. The nose is dominated by notes of cereal grains with a little sugar and resiny hops hiding underneath. More cereal grain on the palate with a mild hop bitterness to the finish. I expected more after trying their IPA.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can courtesy of drabmuh from BA.
Pours a slighlty hazy orange color with a nice 1 finger head of tiny tight packed white bubbles.
Not nearly as aromatic as the IPA, the Pale Ale has some floral type notes along with malt.
The taste on this is kind of a disappointment compared to the IPA as well, I mean what happened? This beer just kind of comes out flat as in the hop flavor is somewhat lost as is the malt backbone. Slight sweetness up front followed by minimal bitterness from the hops. Has an odd off taste as well. Medium mouthfeel.
Overall, not the best example of an APA. I’d go with their IPA anytime though.