Frank (2881) - 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 (3437) - 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 (831) - 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 (2083) - Assat, 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 (5012) - , 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 (1234) - 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.
HonkeyBra (3384) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Can. Pours a bright, clear orange with thin white head, lots of rising bubbles. Aroma of pine, citrus, light grapefruit with sugary malts. Some caramel. Flavor of bright citrys hops, very light malt sweetness. Seems very similar to Sierra Nevada Pale. Although, I feel like this has a more significant malt presence and perhaps a slightly more subdued hop presence. Medium bodied. Finishes on a bitter hop note. A fine pale ale, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Cirrhosis (1209) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light bright honey brown sad head produced during pour that disappeared to a bubble ring very quickly. Stinky stinky malt kind of like a Carmel apple left behind your couch for a couple of months……. But not really that bad, and the normal Red Racer tomahawk hops are the most aggressive sent there is as always. Taste is watery and bitter. Has a leathery wood taste in the malts that almost go earthy but not really and of course west coast sweet peachy hops as the most potent flavor. Meh, even though this taste almost exactly like every other brew they make what really annoys me it’s still pretty good, but for some reason my least favorite.
strongpieman (1499) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Mild hop aroma - citrus is present. Gold color, a little cloudy, medium carbonation. Good pale ale bitterness and enough flavor for a pale. Strong finish that lasts. All around solid pale ale.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can from Julio’s
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with small foamy and creamy white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Grainy with light floral hops. Quite malty. Light honey.
Taste : Malty with light floral hops. A little bit citrusy. Finish is a bit grainy with malt and light floral hops. Light honey in finish.
Overall : I was expecting something a bit more hoppy. I don’t really like the light grainy notes. Taste has nice fruity notes with enjoyable light hops aroma but it’s a bit too weak. Finish is enjoyable. Still I’m a bit disappointed. I expected so much more seeing how awesome is their IPA.