BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a strange woody type of pale ale with little hop but a somewhat interesting character none the less. muscatel taste and amber with floaties again wood it has a bitter tinge to it like an aged citrus rind perhaps a bit candied in its natural sweetness. could be a bad botlle that in fact is not so bad. foamy light brown head and a bit yeasty......aged and aged well.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber with a quickly dissipating thin tan head. Aroma of caramel and citrus hops. Nothing too unsettling but nothing exciting as well. Grainy texture contains caramel, citrus hops and some honey. Some bitterness on the back end but the sweet malt seems to overpower the hops a tad too much for a pale ale.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a bright, clear copper colour with a full white floral head. Aroma is of soft pine and citrus, taste is light, refreshing and full citrusy character.
Skyview (5541) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Flanagan’s in Appleton, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear orange amber brew with a thin, creamy white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of caramel malt, a touch of citrus zest a touch of spice and white pepper. Taste has a mild pear and fruity flavor, plenty of carbonation, some caramel malt and a touch of tangerine. Finish has a mild bitterness and a semi-sweet fruity malt afteraste that quickly disappears.
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First of all, this beer is highly under rated. Not a great beer in any sense, but not deserving of the terrible ratings. True, it has a lot of maltiness, but the hops do shine through. For that price, a very drinkable beer.
cheap (5259) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Has an almost chocolate malt yeasty aroma when you pop the lid. Slightly darker than the typical pale yellow american beer, just a little more orange. Mild pale ale annoying hop refined impressions. A little processed on the palate. Cerrtainly more offensive than most lagers. Could use a little more carbonation. Reminds me a bit of Big City Ice and City Lager. Has that same background flavor overtaking the palate. Malty alky presence is almost in your face. Not too civilized. Short length bitter hop malt back of throat taste hangs for a while. Like many annoying pale ales.
cjw163 (109) - hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from variety pack. wow talk about bitter aftertaste. I dont like PA’s so this does Nothing at all for me.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was a medium brown with barely a head. Aroma is all malt with some hoppiness. Taste was sweet-definately more malt than hops. The hops come out in the aftertaste but overall this is very unbalanced. Could use a little more carbonation also.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a moderate bubbly head. Aroma of hops, some roasty malt. Moderate mouth feel with a roasted flavor up front, with a solid hop bite in the finish.
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light copper pour with small, off-white head that doesn’t stick around. The aroma is caramel and sweet with just a hint of citrus. The flavor is all about sweet. Very little bitterness at the end. Creamy mouthfeel and little to moderate carbonation. This was way too sweet for an APA.