yumbrad99 (2) - Cupertino, California, USA - SEP 23, 2001 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is pretty good. It leaves you refreshed, it lingers on your palate like a fond memory.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Hazy, orange ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is all about caramel and black tea. Well-balanced with equal parts malt and hops. Notes of toffee and pink grapefruit. A pinch of salt. Medium-bodied and dry with lively carbonation. Thanks to DarkElf for the bottle.
Tubbfan (144) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was very impressed with this brew, after the disappointment of their Blonde Ale. Poured amber from the bottle. Little head, but nice lacing. Aroma was of malt and a little hops. Flavor similar to aroma. I liked the mouthfeel of this one vs. the blonde ale - thereís a lot more here. I got this through a beer-of-the-month club and I would like to have it available locally! Not too hoppy. On the malt-side the way I like ales. Well done!
BŁckDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color, light fizzy head with sticky lacing. The nose is toasty sweet malts with light doughiness and a pleasant hop note that balances with the malt level. The flavor is creamy and also balanced with a nice malt body, moderate hop bitterness and a sweet hoppy resin and caramel sweetness combo. A nice finish ; moderate bitterness for a pale ale with some dry notes in the tail. Decent pale ale. I donít know whatís up with the low scores here.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) I guess I should issue the disclaimer that Iíve had a partial sixer of this beer sitting on a bottom shelf in my beer cellar (aka, my cave of a bedroom) for about 8 months now, and each time I drink a bottle, I like it more and more. Itís an odd American Pale Ale to say the least, and while not what Iíd consider a quality beer, thereís something about it that I find intriguing. Kind of like slowing down for to gawk at a car crash (okay, I steadfastly refuse to do this, but most people canít help it). It demonstrates what seems to be a clear "house" flavor to the Coast Range beers. The flavor is very caramely, bready and sweet, somewhat fruity, and a bit floral. There is some mildly bitter hops coming out in the finish, but the caramely, floral flavor is definitely dominant throughout. Late in the finish, several seconds after swallowing, I swear it tastes like Cracker Jack (not Jacks!!!). Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel, a bit on the dense, coating side for the style. The nose is decent, with a misleading maltiness coming to the forefront, caramel being less of a factor here than in the flavor. Dark amber in color and fairly hazy. The off-white head dissipates at a normal rate, settling to a broken film, but leaving a fairly dense blanket of lace on the glass. No question, this beer is not to style. Itís way too sweet and caramely for a pale ale, and seems closer to typical American Oktoberfests (despite being an ale), but in the end, if you overlook the style errors, this is oddly enjoyable.
Ungstrup (26244) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A hazy orange beer with a thin orange head. The aroma contains lots of caramel as well as light notes of hops and brewmash. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and caramel, leading to a dry bitter end.
yngwie (10758) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at The Rover, Gothenburg. Clear, golden ale with a nice off-white head. The aroma is malty with caramel notes, with very fruity hops and pine. The flavor starts bitter, then malt and caramel appears. Sweet, full body and a long bitter finish. (060824)
Aurelius (3443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mean-looking clipart hombre on the twistoff label. Hazy, dark-honey amber beer with a lagerish head. Nicely bittered, sweetish with some caramel or toffee, tart fruit (peach, apricot). This was an easy-drinking beer, but the Cascades nuts won't like it. On the border between a PA and a brown.
hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bhensonb I am always glad to get a retired beer, though I always feel like I am eating the last passenger pigeon. This poured a nice copper to amber color with a good white head and nice lacing. Nose of caramel malt and fruit hops. Decent mouthfeel. Flavor not complex, but a good balance of malts and hops that made for a decent beer. Bitter finish. This bottle may have been a few years old but it held up well. I wonder if there are any more bottles hiding in someone else’s beer cellar. .
IndianaRed (1798) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Poured a hazy orange amber with a small off white head. Fairly sweet malt aroma and easy on the hops. Flavor was similar, a bit sweet and not very hoppy. Soft carbonation and pleasant in general. Very little bittering at the end and easy to drink. Thanks to Buch Dich for sharing