Nuffield (3981) - 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.
esjaygee (3903) - 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.
Frank (3841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent pale ale but with a somewhat soapy bitterness in the finish. Pretty though with a long lasting head.
sunevdj (3820) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a foamy off-white head and nice lacings. Bitter with lots of hoppy grape fruit aromas. Medium bodied. Medium to low carbonation. Long bitter finish.
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle- A copper body with a not so evident off white head. An aroma of hops and fruit with a taste of hops and malt. Not bad.
theisti (3734) - Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 12 oz bottle purchased as part of a mix a six at the Festival in Onalasaka, Wisconsin. Jul bottled on notched on the label. The pour is a lightly hazed orange golden with a one inch light tan head. The aroma is dank, light orange citrus, floral and general dusty bitterness. The taste is a nice blend of dank floral herbal hops and toasted lightly sweet malt. Crisp clean taste. The palate is light to medium bodied, clean, with a slight mineral dry finish. Dank, bitter earthiness lingers nicely. Tasty one, I enjoyed this.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 Second rating: 12 oz bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was thick and white with good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma dominated by flowery hops. Very effervescent. Too much carbonation. Dry on the tongue. Flavor was hop dominated and similar to the aroma.
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle drank from an Orval glass...A water clear pour of gold laced with copper. An equally watery white head rises and is gone right away...A gag me aroma that reminds me of budweiser with corn and grain and slightly less skunk than the King...The taste surprises as its not a watery skunk, its actually bursting with strong in your faces hops, the hops are strong and bitter but in a rote metallic way. Glad its not the aroma, but still doesn’t make it very good... The beer is very light but with an abrasive feel to it.
This is nothing that I would drink again or recommend, a poor attempt of an apa.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle
I’ve now worked my way through half of a mix-six Central Waters pack. It was a game time decision between this and the IPA, and this won. Aromas I picked up included floral hops, fruity tones and apple juice. The copper body was actively carbonated with a nice thin head.
After admiring it for a minute or two, I took a sip to discover a strong hoppy taste. Perhaps this is an IPA masquarading as a American pale ale? Other things soon followed, including grapefruit and citrus. There was a lingering sourness - not too strong but enough to tickle the throat. This was a nice suprise from a low key, local brewery. If you can get this and enjoy hops, give it a try. If not, give it a try anyways to appreciate a well crafted beer.
tmoreau (3474) - 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.