omhper (19327) - 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.
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish wit hints of caramel.
fiulijn (14381) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012
2012-08-08, draught at the brewpub, 6-4-7-4-14=35
Amber color. The aroma is simple, but the malt and toffee flavor is good, well balanced, with a nice bitterness level; the hop provides some resiny and fruity touch, more evident in the long final.
2012-08-07, cask at Alibi Room, as Red Racer Double Hopped Citra Pale Ale, 7-4-7-4-15=38
Amber color. Mild hoppy aroma, nice but not Citra-like, some sweat, lemon peel. Good malt flavor, lean, with pleasant balanced hopping, strong resins, hints of creamy Citra. A bit astringent in the end.
2008-07-21, draught at the brewpub, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Golden color. Light but nice hop aroma. It has a pleasant caramel and hop flavor, not complex but drinkable. Strong bitterness.
saxo (13935) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Malone’s. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are citrus, peach, flowers, malt and hops.
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Light amber colour and dead flat. It’s on cask, so it probably looks just fine in other formats. Toasty, woody anisey aroma. Balanced flavour - some great slightly pearlike estery notes along with well-extracted caramel malts and a subtle, earthy hop character. I could do a sixer of this.
Earlier Rating: 12/24/2004 Total Score: 2.9
Light copper colour. Aroma is mainly limey, with a hint of grapefruit. Body is a little thin. Flavour leans towards sweet lime. Slightly bitter - less hopped than the Red, but there’s a lot less malt so it shows a bit more. Finish is dry, light. Re-sampled showed this beer as clean, with better malt character. Still light, but I may have underestimated the craftsmanship previously.
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light lime. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some bread/caramel, light lime. Light-medium body. Perfectly decent APA, in a generic sort of way.
bhensonb (10938) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours golden amber/light copper - or something like that with a slight white head. Nice firm citrus/floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is citrus/floral over some nicely roasted malt. Finish is firmly bitter. Just excellent.
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
brokensail (10795) - Orange County, 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.