MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium gold, with a slight haze.Moderate white head. Aroma is mostly hops, with a slight citrus note. flavor is resin, citrus pith. Palate is quite dry, hop bitter is dominate, though a malt framework makes it smooth and drinkable. Crisp, refreshing. Good hot day thirst quencher. Nothing special.
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL which is located next to the Goose Island brewpub. The first one I opened was flat. The second one was not flat. Sort of a copper hue. Fruity hoppy beer. Notes of kid cereal. Good drinkability. Delectable treat.
cheap (3656) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thot I tasted this before, but no-here goes. Looks like a mild hefe in the glass. A mild piercing hoppy floral aroma. Leathery medium hop dull bite, seems like less than 5 abv. Yes, side back of throat bitter thing happening as the session continues. On style for an apa, but sometimes I think this brew is trying to run up to the pack of eye pah.
tcane7 (1335) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drat at Baggataway, Pours amber with tan head and great lace. Notes of toffee, light roasted malt, some hop aromas and flavor - grass, pine, light citrus. Decent hop bitterness on the finish but not enough hop flavor for my taste.
djroehler (271) - Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Clear yellow with thick creamy head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is sweet treat and bread, vanilla, slight lemon zest. Taste is lemon, pine bitterness, Bready sweet body, caramel, pine on the finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright yellow-golden color with a small foamy off white head. The aroma was sour, tangy, faintly floral and had a light fruity hop presence. The flavor was bitter, tart and dry with moderate floral hops. Medium length dry floral hop finish. Medium body. Eh.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really pleasant pale ale, not extraordinary in any way, nothing wrong either. Sweet citrus and bready aromas. Decent amount of bitterness that washes over the tongue, very solid bready malt backbone.
backdaft (163) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange/gold in color with a thin white head that left some spotty lacing. Piney in aroma and taste. Dry, crisp, and bitter with just a hint of sweetness. A very hop forward APA... but I like it!
Hammy78 (657) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at a Binny’s by a good friend. Pour is slightly cloudy amber, with a cloudy head that recedes to a thin layer with lots of legs on the side walls. Aroma is, well hops quite obviously, sweet malt too. Tastes hop bitter, but it also has an element of soapiness too. Good , but not my favorite of the style.
tmoreau (1915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle carefully poured to my 1/2 pint taster so as not to rouse the finger width of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, thus displaying a bright, clear, orangy gold color, with a persistent, white, frothy head, and equally lasting, curtainy lacing. The aroma was light, estery/syrupy sweetness, tangerine, and a touch of ruby/red grapefruit. The flavor initially presented a little grain & biscuit, then potent, earthy, rind-like, lingering hop bitterness that dominated the malt, yet was subtly smoothed by it. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation. A good example of a hop strong, yet nicely sessionable Pale.