SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Pours an orange copper color with a perfect 1 finger white head. Aroma of carmel and citrusy and floral hops. Flavor is malty and chewy carmel malts, mild hop bitterness with a floral and pithy orange rind like flavor. Nicely balanced and easy to drink but nothing spectacular.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color, subtle aroma of hops and malt. Flavor was more of the same, malty, hops, slight citrus notes. Clean finish.
tatinek (51) - South Dakota, USA - AUG 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pours a thin amber color with a chill haze. Sparse head. Sweet citrus flavor with adequate malt flavor but a bit thin. Rather ordinary pale ale but quite drinkable.
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on Tap at Yard House in Desert Ridge Mall in Phoenix. Very refreshing, drinkable. Nice copper colored, little head, and very slight aroma..Not as "pale" as others, but very refreshing nonetheless...would try again
awwshiz (76) - USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. It was delicious, subtle citrus undertones. I drank it in Hawaii, so it must not skunk fast
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 This one is one of my favorite session beers. From the bottle, pours a nice copper/orange shade with a bit of a citrus nose. Great balance of malt and hops, finishing hoppy and clean. Easily found at even some larger grocery chains like Safeway. Will buy again, and again, and again......
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Draft at Ray’s Cafe in Seattle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Nice cascade hop and malty aroma. Nicely balanced between caramel maltiness and moderate juicy hops. Nice clean and bitter finish. I wish I took notes, because I would love to analyze this one a little more. Not aggressive, but in a good way. Sometimes you need a pale ale that is not going to sandblast your palate, and this fits the bill.
theisti (3705) - Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz Bottle - room service Silver Cloud Hotel in Seattle on 8/13/07. Pour is clear golden orange with a normal white head. Aroma is citrus hops, some malt and a slight metallic odor. Taste is a blend between hop and malt. Again, the metallic appeared, this time as an aftertaste. This one was just so so, I was hoping for a bit more. Best by 10/27/07.
haggis03a3 (194) - Orinda, California, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Fruity aroma, floral/citrus hop, light to medium bitterness and decent malt flavor. A good pale ale.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Poured a darkish amber in color with a foamy whitish head. Aroma was of floral hops and some sweet malt. Flavor was also medium hoppy with a decent malt balance. Not strongly flavored, but good. Mildly bitter on the finish. A decent beer, but not a great one... worth repeating.