bu11zeye (11975) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium-sized off-white head and descent lacing. Aroma of grass and light citrus. Flavor of hops and caramel malt.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another beer of the month club beers. 12 oz. Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a thick off white head with sticky lacing. Sweet malt and floral hops in the nose. Nice malt profile with floral and citrus notes and a balanced bitterness. Very drinkable and well made beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours amber\copper with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet malts, and hops. Flavor is sweet upfront, citrusy, and a solid bitter hoppy finish (but balanced well). Good body, good brew.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great pale ale fan here, but this one was decent (to me, they’re a dime a dozen and everyone and their brother makes ’em). Poured a dark orange-copper color with a substantial head that died out half way through drinking. Lacing lasted throughout. Definitely a sweet base taste with citrus (orange?) and caramel malts coming through. The hops weren’t ridiculous and were balanced fairly well. Not a bad pale ale.
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, red/amber body with a cream colored head. Aroma: sweet malt, floral hops. Flavor starts with solid hop bitterness and a decent malt backbone(caramel). Mild dry finish - lightly bitter and a touch metallic.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I used to have it on tap in DC a lot but never took notes until now. So here it goes:Aggressively hopped beer that pours amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is floral and fruity dominated by hops. Flavor is hoppy with a malts thrown in for balance. However this is more of an IPA than a Pale Ale. fairly bitter finish that is lasting.
Alcohol flavors are fairly pronounced making this less balanced overall than it could be.
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - APR 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Beer of the month. Pours a deep copper, almost amber, but not quite. Very clear, ~<1" head that went away quickly leaving a layer of foam. Sweet malt and florally almost fruity hop aroma. Taste is OK. Starts off good with a malty sweetness / hints of caramel up front, but becomes rather bitter with an odd, almost cardboardy or stale finish, hard for me to describe. Medium mouthfeel with a sort of high level of carbonation. OK, would not buy if I saw it at the store. Many better Pale ales out there.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inviting aroma of flowery hops. The beer looks great in the glass. The flavor has a slightly sweet nose that is balanced by bitterness on the finish. Nice aftertaste as well. What a great beer; this is one of the best pale ales I’ve had in a while.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
lemony hops up front, a little caramel malt. Quite bitter - some citrus, grass. Dusty toasty malt. Meh.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has some caramel malt and grapefruit. The color is a dark golden with nice tan head with lacing. However, there are large particular pieces floating in the beer. The flavor has some malt but primarily a hoppish bitterness.