motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
on tap@eel river. one of the lamer apa´s, very thin, light hint of pinecone aroma, then biscuit sweetness and no real finish
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I would not have classified this as an APA. It certainly has hops but is more bland than I expect in an APA.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I found this locally, it was the last bottle they had but I know it was fresh because the owner of the store refuses to sell skunk beer.
Pours a slightly foggy golden body with a thick whipped white head. The aroma and flavor are matching.. fairly dull! Mostly a mixing of caramel, rye, buttered rice & sweet corn with an assemblage of woodsy hops… I cant say I’m all that impressed. It’s not a bad brew but it’s boring and run of the mill. I’d drink this as a fall back 6 pack in the frig beer that I could hand off to any shmuck the need a brew! The palate is nice though, slightly baskety and buttery.. medium .
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap@Eel River. Thin lemony, grany/malty pale ale, surprisingly not much hops, east to drink, not interesting though.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light golden in color with minimal white head. Flavors of flat pabst and everything else nice. Aromas of the same. Very light bodied and unsatisfying
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale straw gold color with a light head. The aroma is tangy with notes of grain. The flavor is a little dirty and bland, not hoppy at all, more mild. Finishes bland. bah!
Sham (1846) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours flaxen with floaties. No head to speak of and small lacing. Strong grain aromas, sweet. Very little hops. It reminds me of preboiled wort. The flavor does not differ much. Sweet malty body... almost too sweet. Far too unrefined.
calivania (62) - USA - MAR 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer begs the question, Does northern Califonia need its own personal Rolling Rock? If you take that old favorite of yard work summers back east and add a generous helping of lightly toasted hops to finish off damp basement malt, you will have this beer. It would tast better I think if it were very hot out, or if you just finished tarring a roof ala Shawshank Redemtion.
Braudog (5028) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured cloudy yellow with thin white head. No aroma to speak of. There's little flavor, just a musty sweet malt character. Not that good.
Reid (1602) - Salem,Oregon, 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!