esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden yellow with a medium quickly fading off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, earthy hops, light skunk, mild citrus and caramel. Taste of earthy hops, light caramel and some citrus. Mild bitterness on the finish. Nothing really stood out about the beer either way.
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Hilltop in Stevens Point. Really pale yellow in the glass, macro-swill appearance. Aroma is subdued, but some decent fruit and hop character. Taste is watery and fairly bland, with some citrus and a decent kjick from the hops @ the end. All in all - pretty pedestrian, maybe a little less.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
nose of light resin. appearance is strictly blonde. flavor is of pine and well bittered for the style. excellent malt background comes to light late in the game. hard to distinguish such balance and still have good hop character in an APA, so many fail. palate is thin and nearly watery. overall hops are prevelant enough as described in the commercial description (addressing a gripe i have verbalized before) but palate seems to fail. still quite drinkable.
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, golden yellow-orange apperance with a weak white head. Aroma is malt, sweetness, and some hopps with fruity undertones. Taste is fruity sweetness with minimal hopps, ends bitter.
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Old Fashioned. Light filtered gold-yellow color. Earthy bitterness, but nothing that would phase a hophead. Tastes like a Flagship beer to me, middle of the road stuff. Well balanced, but lacks depth. Solid but subdued.
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small diminishing off white head. Aromas of bread, light carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, bread and earthiness with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
JK (5809) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mid-range pale ale. Great appearance, gold color, a little haze, and big, white, rocky head. Mild aroma with hops and an acidic character. The hop presence in the flavor is deeper, some citrus, and mild bitterness balanced by malt flavor.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale amber pour, large white head. Good retention and lacing. Modest grapefruit hops aroma. Flavor leads off with grapefruit, then into hops bitterness and a very bread-crusty malt profile. Lasting quinine bitterness in the finish, offset by a little bit of lingering tartness. Thin bodied, rather dry, refreshing.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy pale ale with a thick head. There’s a little bit of citrusy hops and a little bit of caramel in this one. Good bitter finish for a lighter beer.
brewmaster55 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a hoppy Pale Ale just as it states. Wasn’t bad, nor was it great. Lack of Hops is a big turn off for a beer in the Pale Ale style if you ask me. Has an odd aftertaste that stays on the palate for much longer than most.