iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty strong aroma. Can’t really go wrong with anything put out by Deschutes. Good stuff.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 GABF-on tap-pours a thick offwhite head with hazy amber color. Taste is citrus with flatness.
080919- rerate 12oz bottle 3.4
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a darker amber than I think most in amber style. Head is thick off-white with good retention. Nose is full of citrus lemon. Flavor has a nice balance with bready toffee sweetness in the finish. Overall an average at best Pale Ale with a slighlty weak body.
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of an unmolested pine forest. Pours a hazy orange-amber. Taste of grapefruits and pine, real sweet going down. Another quality APA from a distinctly good brewer. WHY DO PEOPLE DRINK BUD OR COORS WITH THIS KIND OF BEER AVAILABLE??????
ABUSEDGOAT (2365) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another textbook APA for the region. It’s really hard to identify the differences. Semi hazy amber body. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, other fruits. Another solid and tasty APA... but it’s almost to the point of comparing to Bud to Miller on a different level...
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pale ale pours a dark amber color that settles a light amber color with a creamy, white head. Mostly lasting head, cloudy body. Aroma is of light yeast, and a moderate amount of hop presence. Initial taste is light sweet, with a moderately bitter finish with average duration. No carbonation in the finish, it goes down smooth and creamy.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a cloudy medium orange color with a minimal amount of white bubbles around the edges of the glass. Aroma and taste are of floral hops and sweet malt with notes of caramel and citrus. Moderate carbonation. Moderately bittersweet ending with light sour notes.
IdahoJizake (10) - Nampa, Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium to dark copper with a yellowish, frothly head that hangs around for quite a while. Wonderfully hoppy and floral for a pale ale. Thick, well carbonated mouth-feel with a zippy, tangy taste. Very well balanced. Light syrupy aftertaste that lingers in the back of the throat for a long time. This is my favorite pale ale and has a permanent spot in my fridge.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this one bottled from my father-in-law out west. Very nice APA. Detectable cascade hops in the rosy nose and throughout, characteristicly bitter. Very nice finish. Good.
bitterpeanut (15) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hop aroma and bitterness. A bit a diacetyl in the good way. One of my favorite Amerian Ple Ales out there.