Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2004 Pale golden color,small white head that gave a pathetic shot at hanging around but failed.The aroma was weak,fruity and mild hops with a slight thin feeling aroma for the style.A bit of a lemony citrus taste mild malt at best with a mild hop presence.Over all this is a weak version of the style.It was a poor attempt but worth atleast trying once and little else,don't go out of your way to find this brew but for me this was a decently priced brew from the beergeek.FREE,due to screw up on my order.
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale colden color with white head and some lacing. Slightly cloudy. Nice aroma with a touch of fruitiness. Taste is well balanced, noticable hops and a bit of fruit in the finish.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
slightly cloudy body with a golden yellow coloration. stinky hop aroma-very distinctive. sticky lemon-honey tasting with a lingering hop flavor. there is a touch of bitterness in the finish.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yucky yellow pour, semi-thick head. More of a lager feel to this. Not a good APA.
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another below-average Trader Joe’s beer. I am glad these were available as 77 cent singles. This is easily the uglist APA I have ever seen. It pours a dark yellow with a medium thick off-white head. Some effervescence but the strange coloring really threw me. Aroma is lightly hopped not unlike a regular Lager. Flavor is really bland and uninspired. Chicago deserves a better tribute beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
You can always count on Trader Joe’s to stock a fine selection of boring beer. "Extra" pale? Should be "incredibly" pale. Looks like a lager, light gold. Nasty scent, smells a bit skunky, like a bad pilsner. First taste is like a cheap lager, bit tart and sour. Finish actually gets some expected pale ale hoppiness, though not much. Really tastes like someone tossed a few hops into a bucket full of Stella Artois. Blech.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a funny combination of hoppy and watery. Not bad for a cheap(ish) local brew.