slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is like the fresh hop version that was bottled, which is already quite nice...then throw in some oak flavor and aroma...pretty dang good!
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty damn tasty offering from a pretty damn tasty brewery. A bit mjore complexity than the standard mirror pond as well.
Ranger_Steve (1) - USA - APR 27, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite American Ales. Much better on tap than in a bottle. Just had one last night at a local sports bar after a softball game with a bacon cheeseburger. Nothing could be better!
Medium color, I’m guessing 15 SRM. Nice cascade aroma from dry-hopping, yet overall bitterness is subdued. Good head retention, and a nice dry, crisp finish.
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub (and subsequently on growler at home!).
Pours an almost clear orange-brown with a medium, cream-colored head like ocean foam. Leaves decent lacing.
This is a wonderfully aromatic pale ale, with more than just the usual suspects. To be sure, there’s a healthy amount of lemon-lime citrus and some caramel (not really very pronounced before warming). But these combine in such a way, and undoubtedly with help from the oaking, to convey rose-petal perfumes and a bright fruity character you might find in a dry white wine.
The beer is on the light-bodied side with very mild bittering. The body is sweet in a perfumy sort of way and there’s some lemony acidity. Finish is medium in length and light caramel lingers.
This is a very nice twist on a pale.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Deschutes pub. This was really nice, the pale was dried out a lot by the oak. Sweet caramel hint of front blended nicely with the oak and the finish was crisp and very dry from the citrus hops. Pours a clear amber with a tall white head. This beer didn’t stand out much before, but the oak adds a subtle character that makes it much more interesting.
BillKismet (3659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice light amber, but a soothing cascade hops and honey-suckle aroma. Medium body w.th just enough cascade hops to keep it from being bland. Simple, but crisply hopped beer and a pleasant finish.