haggis03a3 (163) - Piedmont, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper-amber color with a lasting off white head that leaves rings of lacing behind. Aroma is an explosion of hops and a surprising amount of malt. Lots of citrus, pine, and some floral notes. Also nice, complex malt flavors. Ends quite bitter.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve gotta say that the commercial description is the most accurate one Iíve ever read. Seriously. Iím not sure if I should rate this as an IPA without the bite, or a Pale with tons of hops. Itís really, really good. My go-to beer this time of the year is usually Deschutesí Cindercone Red, but if they start putting this out yearly, I think I may have a new go-to for the spring!
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really good everyday pale ale. nice balance, hoppy finish but not over the top.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Crystal clear amber orange pour with a moderate, sudsy off-white head. Left some light, spidery lacing on my glass. Has a nice aroma on it: caramel, bread, grapefruit, pine, and lemon. The flavor is more mellow than the nose. I really like the complex, bready, just sweet enough maltiness this presents up front. Finishes with floral notes, light citrus, pine and a little lingering bitterness. Moderately light body, fairly spritzy. This is quite a solid little pale ale.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweetish aroma of strawberry and grapefruit rind. Soft, cereal malt flavor quickly complemented by more fruity hops flavors - strawberry again. Slightly burled malty flavors, low yeast contribution, full but sedate finishing bitterness. Pretty interesting set of flavors, here.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Red Chair IPA bomber from Specs in Houston--Best by 08/19/09---Thanks :o( Pours a deep amber body with a bumpy off-white head that is sticky and leaves some lacing. Aroma of very light piney hops, light sweetness and some caramel. Flavor of medium malty sweet (caramel), lightly hopped and slightly grassy. Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Clean, very short mild bitter finish. Very easy drinker. I agree with the re-badging from IPA to APA. Although I thought I had found an "IPA" that my wife liked.
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to brewolf for this one!
The pour is medium gold with coppery red tones to it, under an average sized white head.
Subtle hops aromas that try to come out from under the malt.
Slightly bitter with a good dryness coming in for the long smooth finish.
Very well balanced and drinkable Pale Ale.
Padron4KM (533) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, best before May 2010.
Clear amber, thin tan head, spotty lace.
Aroma is caramel with a tiny bit of citrus.
Flavor has a weird sweetness that I canít quite pinpoint, with a citrusy bitter backbone. Finish is grapefruit with some sugar underneath.
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear medium-light amber, thin white head with good retention, minor lacing. Mellow aroma with floral hop aromas and malt sweetness. Medium-high sweetness that is balanced well by the hops, though there definitely isnít too much bite from them. Part of the sweetness reminds me of fruity pebbles. Medium body, very slight syrupy texture, medium carbonation.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle best by 4/22/10. WOW, i was hoping that this one would be a bit better. After reading the reviews, i had somewhat high expectations for this. I was a bit let down. Pours deep amber/copper hue with a fizzy off-white head. nose is more malty than i was expecting (age of bottle?) with a bit of pine/earthy hops under all the sweetness. doesnt seem very well attenuated or balanced. lots of sweet malt flavors here with a touch of pine/earthy hops. if the malts were not so big, this would be pretty decent, but seems to fall flat from its expected delivery. long finish of carmel apple, piney hops that goes on quite a while. Maybe i will find another bottle and re-rate.