Reid (2254) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ok I was excited to see this beer froma brewery I had come to like.
Comes in the usual Eel River brown 12 oz short neck..pick of some 1930s style dudes raising a glass.
Now this is quite a shock..I know its says "extra" Pale Ale but this weird looks like a lager..clear yellow with a pure white head.
even smells like a pils..stranger and stranger.
taste is quite bad..malty but somehow not sweet..dry finish.
not impressive in the mouth.
not very drinkable.
This is awful stuff from a brewery that has some great beers..i dont know what happened here..maybe some lager got bottled in a pale ale bottle...but I wont be buying this again.
NOTE..OK checked the brewery website thay have this down as a "golden" ale or a California Blonde..still its far from the best this brewery has to offer!
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
It pours a decent head. It has a very light straw color. The flavor is very mild. The only thing that keeps it from being watery is a slight hoppiness.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
light hoppy aroma, light yellow, highly carbonated with an extremely light body and lots of veggie hoppiness
jazz88 (2650) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden color with a white head. A big malt aroma with a lace of hops. The flavor is heavy on the malt with a long aftertaste. Full body. The hops are there but they do not dominate this beer.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
light straw color with no head. round light malt, light hopping. spritz and pretty basic. I agree with the hopped up blond ale comments
kyzr (1324) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light color for a pale, Nice creamy mouthfeel with a hoppy bite on the finish. I would compare it to a hopped up blond ale.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold color, A medium bodied pale ale. Malty and very hoppy. Very dry taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is very dry. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter.