smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good two-finger head. Leaves an initial ring of lace. Light amber color and crystal clear.
Slightly toasted malt aroma. Good balancing hop that makes for an overall attractive smell.
The only detraction I can fin is the below average body. Otherwise, this is a solid pale ale offering. Good pale malt flavors without any raw grain flavors. The hop is judicious, not overwhelming. The aftertaste is lasts without being a bitter bomb. A good day-by-day pale ale.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Classic Pale Ale
Date: September 06, 2009
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, light floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor balanced by a good dose of hops and bitterness, long lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
BroSpud (1580) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Very drinkable pale ale. Pours light golden with white head. Good hop taste though somewhat on the light side overall.
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear golden-amber with 2 finger head that quickly disappears. Mild hop aroma. Taste is slightly sweet malt and mild hops. Although not appearing overly carbonated, it gives me almost a burning sensation on the tip of my tongue, which was not expected. Decent otherwise.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kept checking the label to see if this wasn’t an IPA, it was that good. Nice amber colour, a mild aroma, and a great taste of hops and malt. Easy drinking mouthfeel with a bit of sweetness at the finish. A natural session beer.
omhper (18749) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at pre-RBJG festivities in Kyoto. Hazy golden, minimal head. Perfumy apricot aroma. Mid-dry with clean, yet chewy crystal malt-like profile. Inviting, but a little sterile until orangey hops brings it to life. Finishes with medium bitterness.
Coogie (4) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wonderful. Well-balanced, sweetish without being malty. I asked the man (large beer belly) which BC beer was closed to Sierra Nevada.
"Never heard of it," quoth he.
Well, that concerned me some, but I described it, and this is what he recommended.
He was right. In fact...it may even give SV a run for its money.
KyotoLefty (5788) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to TimE. Slightly pale gold/orange color. Flowery hop and fruit aroma, grassy, with orange and citrus. Clean citrus hop flavor, rather light on the malt. Fruity and crisp.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a thin but lasting head. Aroma is sweet and smells strongly of honey. Tastes of honey, clover, fresh herbal hops. Good carbonation, creamy body. Quaffable and fresh, a good session ale.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught as Signal Light Pale Ale at the Central City Brewpub in Surry, BC. Pours a clear golden pale brew with an average white head that leaves behind some good lacing. Aroma of bread dough, a hint of caramel malt, some citrus zest and maybe some yeast. Taste is light bodied, average carbonation with flavors of white bread dough, a hint of citrus and a touch of caramel. Finish has a semi-dry aftertaste of citrus and some light malt. One of the lightest pale ales and low hop character I’ve tried.