kp (10887) - 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 (1524) - , 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 (18347) - 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 (5575) - 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 (5087) - 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.
lando7 (5) - , British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an excellent pale ale, especially for a canned beer. Pleasant hops and citrusy taste without too much carbonation.