Strykzone (6047) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at handlebar. Copper hue with a bit of red. A small layer pf beige foam. A noce nose of floral hops, brown sugar and cinnamon. Those are also tasted. Some citrus, too but floral seems to be in front. This is what I want a pale le to be.
seab0ss (3) - Arcata, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was very impressed by its simultaneous complexity and smoothness. One of the best pale ales I’ve had. Also the 6.2 ABV creeps up on you, it goes down like a 5 or so.
topherh (1917) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is fruit and hoppiness. Flavor starts with a good dose of sweet malt with some bready notes. Hops show up rather quickly with a nice balancing bitterness. Easy drinker.
gramity (1584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours burnt orange with smooth head. Smells light and similar to their regular pale ale with a peach citrus twist. The taste is much more full than their pale with the soft fruity hops and yeast governed by a filling grain bill that hit a bit larger than it seemed at first. Small smooth carbonation helped it to finish as a very well rounded brew if a little bitter and dry on the back end, good as a solo or a session. This is my kind of pale ale.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Refreshing well balanced citrus bitterness and crisp finish. This is a really good daily drinker. Buy it at Costco by the 24 pack and save a grip.
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from the bottle. Smells of passion fruit, melon, and hops. The taste is nice and crisp with a nice balance of hops in the mix. Very tasty apa.
batneil (557) - - JUN 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good, but not amazing. Pale brown colour. Slight fizz. Rather a giant head on the bottle I had, but it settled quickly.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanx to Joes. A clear amber colored beer, with a thick foamy off white head. The aroma of fruits like citrus and peches, with hopes. The taste of several fruits like orange peaches and citrus. There are bitter hops, with some spices. The aftertaste is sweet moving to strong bitter.
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
8th January 2010
Light haze on this deep amber beer. Semi crisp palate, a little dry. Bitter hops strike immediately and they have a metallic tang. Orange marmalade buried under the bitterness. Things pick up a little at the finish with some creamy malt presenting but it has a lingering bitter metallic aftertaste. Hard work - over and oddly bitter.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
My pour is very slightly hazy, with a full amber color in the middle of the glass and a lighter caramel color around the edges.
The aroma has a fairly mild and subtle character to it. Bready malt sets the base, with some light caramel notes. With a swirl of the glass, a dash of honey and floral hops come into my nose as well.
Each sip starts off with a bit of honey sweetness and a touch of lavender. The pale malt is the dominant flavor, providing a smooth, bready character. A slight citrus hoppiness that tastes mostly of grapefruit brings a bitterness that feels quite natural toward the finish.
Red Chair has a smooth body, with the flavors combining nicely into a mellow flavor overall. There is a slightly grainy, unfiltered feel to the beer, which I like. The carbonation is smooth and creamy, which adds to the mouthfeel as well. A little bit of hop residue lingers after each sip.
Overall I found this to be a smooth, enjoyable drinking brew; one that I could enjoy without worrying about any noticeable defects. On the other hand, the lack of a big hop presence or intense flavors leaves it behind some of my favorite pale ales.