lownote (493) - Austin, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice creamy long lasting head on top of a golden body. Aroma is really citrusy. Taste is pretty thin. Some citrus hops. A bit bitter. Light body and sharp carb.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to mora2000.
Orange amber pour with lots of fluffly white head. Nose of pine, grapefruit, bready malt, and dank hops. Flavors of pine hops and more bready malt. This is a great Pale Ale.
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Growler thanks to Mora2000) clear gold with soda-like white head. Nose is dank, floral, citrus, bitter, rhubarb. Taste is watery, fresh grain mash, green peppercorn, bit of onion, well carbonated and pretty easy to drink.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to Mora2000. Pours with a large, fluffy white head that slowly fades over a clear golden body. Some very nice lace. Aromas of pineapples, pinetrees, grapefruit rind and floral hops. Very zesty. Light esters, malt profile is mostly bready, light honey and biscuit notes. Flavors are hoppy, citrus, grassy, tangerine, grapefruit. Very bready and biscuit like. Some honey floral notes. Medium to bubbles, lighter bodied. Quite tasty.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Growler, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of pine, weed, citrus, pine, and dried cow manure. Flavor of pine, earth, caramel, and grapefruit with a dry, bitter finish.
blutt59 (6474) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, thanks to mora2000, orange color with some bubbles, very fresh citrus aroma and flavor with prickly sweaty pine notes, finish is somewhat thin
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Draught House. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is fairly hoppy for a pale ale. I get a lot of orange citrus and grass notes as well as some bready malt. The flavor is more of the same. Some very nice citrus notes with some lighter bread and toffee malt. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(On tap at Draught House on August 2, 2008) Draught House’s Northwest Pale Ale sits before me, an orange-amber color. Semi-cloudy, barely carbonated. Bubbles appearing from nowhere. Its aroma is pretty hoppy for a pale. There goes the nose, submerging itself in the beer again. Its flavor is light, barely sweet. A lot like a hoppy amber. That’s about it. Just short of an IPA. Good, and just hoppy enough to hold its own. Well-crafted, too.
kidmartinek (4585) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours full dark copper with a small white head. Mostly spicy, hoppy aroma. The flavor is full and mild, but hoppy at the same time. The texture is full, has a good bite, and is slightly creamy. The finish is tasty, bitter, bland.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In my 2nd attempt to visit the Draught House pub I was finally successful (first time they were closed) and had time for a beer with a local friend, and this was the beer I chose. I was glad I did, as this is a very solid APA.
Appearance was a hazy orange-amber with a pretty abundant head. Smell was very hoppy and bitter with a healthy dose of citrus/pineapple aroma. Flavor was more of the same: extremely bitter dry hoppiness with some citrus notes trailing. I would agree that mouthfeel is a bit rough, but still this is a really good APA.
I don’t know if I’d seek out Draugh House just to have this beer, but I would recommend both Draught House AND this beer.