JK (5331) - 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.
nuplastikk (5257) - 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.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brewery is quickly becoming one of my favorite "locals". Lightly hazed amber color with a rocky thick cream colored head. Crisp malt and light PNW hops profile. Light and somewhat spritzy body. Inital malt sweetness quickly snaped away by a hops bite. Light caramel malt flavors fight it out with pine needles jabbing the tongue. Nicely balanced. Initial hops finish, taken back by a mild malt linger. This rivals may out there in the APA department.
vyvvy (5014) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours yellow / orange with a small whitish head. The aroma has lightly toasted malt, light plastic, odd fruitiness and nectar fruit. Medium / light crisp body with sharp carbonation. The beer begins with lightly toasted malt, a bit of paper and cardboard along with earthy and tree-like hops. The finish seems a bit oxidized. There is no date on the bottle to know the age. This was good, but hopefully I’ll be able to have this fresher at some point and rerate it.
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus, a hint of pine and malts. The flavor is citrus, slightly sweet malts and a dry finish.
cheap (4754) - Beaver Valley, 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.
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a thin white head. Very hoppy aroma. Not much malt to balance out the hops in the taste. It is quite bitter and dry. Not the best pale ale, but certainly above average.
ClarkVV (4645) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 2006 bottle from The_Enemy, consumed on 6/8/06.
Deep orange-honey colored body is somewhat hazy, despite a careful pour. Plenty of sediment, bottle conditioned. Sweet. Tons of minute bubbles rise fiercely. Rocky, snow-white head is large, well-retained and laces very thoroughly.
Nose is a mix of Styrian Golding-like lilac notes and plenty of spicy lemon-grass notes. Just the barest hint of oranges and light grapefruit gives a slight edge. But the goldings continue to be quite juicy and up-front. Malt is very bare, with just a touch of honey graham crackers that are lightly sweet at best.
The flavor is near bone-dry, with plenty of lilac-notes and the hint of dry graham crackers seen in the nose. It adds complexity through lightly biscuity barley notes. Hop bitterness spreads forth from the initial surge of herbs and lemons (and lilacs) to really dry out the flavor (which is already quite dry), with very petal/plant-like bitterness (delicate), light lime rinds and a very lasting acid (light). Carbonation seems prickly, though not overdone. The prickliness really accentuates the hoppiness and keeps the pale malts from asserting themselves. No alcohol noted anywhere. Dry, but not watery or thin in the least. Insanely drinkable. As much as I love bone dry beers, it could benefit from a touch more honey softness and a little less acid.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Giant clouds of gaseous yeast in permanent suspension throughout the amber body, topped by a thick white bubbly head...baked light fruits in teh nose, sweet and yeasty and atypical...juicy, pungent body, cinnamon-vanilla-caramel underlying the bright apricots and spicy hops...dry, just a tiny bit thin at the end, but excellent overall.
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reasonably tasty golden pale ale, with a decent floral hop nose and an average palate. The finish gives a sense of bitterness but the hops on the front side are very restrained. Not a West Coast pale ale, for sure, and that’s mostly a good thing.