elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pale hazy orange-amber, citrus malty aroma. A nicely balanced APA that finishes clean and refreshing. Nothing *real* outstanding but very pleasant and now on my list to keep in the fridge.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2009 I was really surprised by this pale ale. it has both great flavor and a nice, soft bitterness - some citrus fruit tones. Great beer overall.
cromni (13) - USA - APR 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Not perfect but very smooth all around (and perfect for a hot day). Can definitely taste the hops, but not as hoppy as some pale ales from the NW.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Safeco Field. Medium amber, clear, little head. Aroma was caramel and undefined piney hops. Flavor was mild biscuit, perhaps a bit of spicy hops. Some citrus and earth. Bitter tinge, tocuh thin, and a bit of carbonation bite. Just sort of there. Consumed while watching the White Sox take the Mariners behind the woodshed.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great orangish yellow color with a smooth and silky head. Great aroma and a great tasting beer. If you have had a hot day in the sun this is the beer to grab. Good use of mat and hops and the flavor is just killer. Mmmmmmm
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with thin white head. Nose is light citrus hops. Flavor is bitter hops all the way from start to finish. Body is overly thin. A good drinker though.
Lebeter (11) - West Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice light orange body with a white head that did leave lacing.aroma was earthy type hops.lemon and earthy hops in the flavor.medium mouthfeel.
ZaRue (11) - Laguna Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This pale copper colored ale has a surprizing flavor that seems to be a blend of malted fruit and hops. Quite pleasing. Very drinkable.
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAR 31, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bottle conditioned. Pours clear light copper with small off-white head. Dissipates quickly leaving a layer of foam that leaves some lacing. Aroma isn’t too strong, and is of cascady, grapefruity hops. Bitter with a light, thin, carbonated mouthfeel. Balanced way towards hops, without a ton of character. This is a drinkable, summer-type pale ale. Nothing bad, but nothing real great either.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a orange/gold with a slight fog.
Litle to no head appears on a straight pour. Minimal lacing, but I’m not worried yet.
The smell is all tart fruity hops with a little hint of yeast.
The taste is lighter than I expected, but I’m a hop addict so I am slightly biased. It finishes refreshing and extremely drinkable. could be the easiest session pale ale I have ever had. Not strong on the hops, but delightfully balanced.