mhkmurals (12) - Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Short, small bubbled foam head, brown-orange hazy appearance. Smells malty, slightly nutty, and very slightly like pumpkin, medium body with light carbonation. mildly citrus and malt flavor. It is a decent pale ale.
thirdeye11 (4980) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear orange with hints of deep copper and a ring of tan head. Nose of raisin, honey, caramel, cherry and sweet grain. Taste of raisin, sweet grain, aged(?), juniper, earthy, and a citrus linger. Soft carbonation, and again, lingers as an old beer on the palate. Not sure how it was stored.
freekyp (1411) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best beer I’ve had from Mexico. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a small bubbly head. Aroma and flavor show molasses, coffee, and maple syrup. Earthy hop finish. Interesting take on a pale ale.
vomit (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The graphic of the chupacabra really catches your eye and has you dreaming that this bottle will unleash HELL on your system, and MAYHEM will be its toll. It is not to be, however. This pale ale isn’t even pale. Apparently that’s how they roll. I guess if you really want a beer to unleash the GOAT in you, stick with Blatz.
zdk (1758) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can - dark amber pour with beige head. Crystal caramel malts, some toffee. Dry finish with some bitter hops. Pine a touch of woody oak. More flavor than I was expecting, though not necessarily good flavor.
EithCubes (4197) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looking down at other ratings, I honestly wonder if there’s been a recipe tweak, because mine is not matching up with others. Bottle. Nose of herbal, piny caramel, with earth and a little resin. Sweet. Brown-amber body, lightly hazy/cloudy with a scant white head. Taste is bitter, has something of a bite at first. Sweet caramel overshadowed by a dark, incredible earthiness; some mild, but gruff astringency and dry toffee. Some spiky notes of brilliant citrus, low resin, low dank quota. Medium body with sticky lips. As of right now, the Mexican beer I’ve had (two more to come!).
coldbrewky (1315) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber: A hazy mud brown, translucent. Thick head with fine fine lacing left behind. Nose of hop hop then malt. Pretty much a SNPA clone with more malt at finish. Some sweet buttery tone. hard to believe this came from the land of Corona.
unclemike (1888) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Roasted note for the malt, light grass and resin for the hops, with hints of sweat and wood. The head is frothy, off-white, with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic, heavily bitter and a bit sour. Palate is medium, watery, has a lively carbonation and finishes moderately dry. An extremely bitter American Pale Ale
robertjm (702) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can - Kind of surprised how darker orange this is, actually bordering on the amber. Small ran head. Bready aroma. Lots of caramel in flavor. Some hops on the cackle end. Definitely outshines the typical Mexican lager, but it’s not balanced enough for me to call it a pale ale.
nuplastikk (3276) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Orange-brown-tan, thin head. Subdued aroma, some faint earthiness that is reminiscent of an APA. Watery mouthfeel, tastes old and faded, though I don’t think it necessarily is. Actually not so bad, probably one of the better Mexican beers I’ve had. Somewhat watery, not far from macro feel, but with a respectable enough hop bill. Not bad, but hardly a fine example of the style.