troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Red Robin. Amber with small white head and some lacing. Smell of hops, fresh grass and spice. Taste of malt, balanced with hops. Lekker finish that has a hoppish slurp.
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2010 very creamy. pours a clear orange with a medium head. aroma smells like....beer. sort of dusty. pretty pale malty for an APA, makes it taste sort of english. doesn’t have that lingering hop bitterness i was hoping for. tangerine-y. pretty tame. very sessionable and smooth thin bodied etc. bitterness is pretty low even considering the style. kinda seems like it was brewed for frat guys. somehow i liked it less as it warmed up. almost has an off flavor towards the end. i was expecting more for some reason. just a little too tame for my liking. i’d say fat tire has a bolder flavor, and that’s not exactly a bold one. their hop trip was pretty nice though. too bad this one can’t keep up with drifter SNPA pale 31 etc
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2011 Pours a hazy, bronze color with a fairly small, white, pillowy head; decent longevity and lacing which is quite abundant. Nose is pleasant and simple; hops are floral and slightly grassy with malts of buttery, cookie. Flavor is just as expected with similar flavors as the nose; malts are light in character with light cookie and still the buttery notes. Hops are dominant but never overpowering giving a moderate bitterness with flavors of floral and light citrus zest. Palate is medium, lively, and crisp. Finishes quickly and refreshing while being mostly bitter with some notes of herbal filtering in. Simple, solid, and suitable for the spring or early fall months; nothing to make it great but no complaints either.
They put out a fresh hop version of this in the fall of 2011 and the beer is very similar. The floral notes are fresher, there is a slight spice appearance, and the finish seems to be more balanced. Maybe an additional point for overall but still the same balanced beer with pleasant hop prominence.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer. Has a decent aroma with a scent of hops. Appearance is dark brown with a limited head. Mouthfeel is smooth but with a little bitterness. Flavor is great with a malty taste. Worth a try.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
To get a feel for how amazing this beer is, you might need to be at a party or gathering where domestic is the only offering. Then, and only then will you be able to appreciate the bounty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. This is one of the ultimate session beers. Drinkable year round. Taste it again for the first time!
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Unclear orange - white edges. Citrus, straw, light malty, grass, high hoppy. Very nice and drinkable !!
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2008 copper, slightly cloudy with a frothy head. smooth velvety texture, like a cream candy.- but a little flat and lacks "presence". aftertaste is more barnyard than flower garden.
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The perfect American Pale Ale. Citrus aroma, light-medium body. Very easy to drink, crisp, and refreshing. Balanced, with a nice, mild hop finish. Very nice!
mnurda (1152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another winner on tap at Freakin Frog in Las Vegas. Very good APA with a nice lingering finish. Would order this again anytime.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was highly unimpressed with this beer. To call this an American Pale ale is a farce in my book as it tasted almost like nothing...if it didn’t look so great and feel so good in my mouth I would drink it, move on and never come back. Nose is faint malt. Maris Otter...a little maybe. Crisp cracker like notes and a little bit of brwon sugar style sweetness...boring. Hops promised are nonexistent. If I didn’t get a fresh bottle this beer would maybe be great but as it stands it is awful...truly