sickboy79 (66) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap. Hands down one of my favorite pale ales. Iím a stoneís throw from the Ale House so I have it quite a bit. Just a wonderful beer witht he right mix of malt and hops. Itís just right. Highly recommended.
conicus (1) - palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An outstanding representation of what an American Pale Ale should be. The citrus nose and palate are ridiculously good. I believe people blur the line of an IPA and an APA. Those who can appreciate the difference will love this beer.
DoubleBagger (2) - USA - MAY 13, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great aroma, and nice head are the first impressions with this beer. Lots of hop character, especially for an APA. Great beer overall.
beasley (1) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer and am a loyal customer of Emmettís. I have been drinking this beer for years, and love that itís now available in bottles! Itís fresh aroma, hint of grapefruit and hoppy flavor keeps me coming back to the local brewery!
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Tried it at the chicago day of the ales 2011 event. Second beer i tried that day and i really enjoyed it.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Phenomenal Pale ale in my opinion. Super smooth, thought it was from a cask, but apparently it was not. Quite sweet with a wonderful combo of malt and hops, just about perfect if i may say so.
joshiez (48) - USA - OCT 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really great beer. Poured from a tap at Emmetts, this beer came with a nice golden color, and a beautiful pale head. The smell is like a putting your face into a handful of hops. So strong! The taste was strange to me though. It was very refreshing, and I wanted to just drink the whole thing down at once. But when you actually put the beer down, you get the spicy aftertaste. It is bitter...not bad, but almost too spicy. At first its so captivating, but by the end of the pint, you just want to finish it off. I canít imagine drinking a lot of this, but it is certainly a great beer.
ElGaucho (2034) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glad to see my fellow Ratebeer bretheren agree with me on this one. Clear hops in the nose, although not overly strong. Clear, dark gold body with no visible carbonation and a slightly off-white head. As with most Emmettís brews, excellent head. Strong hop profile; in fact, this drinks more like an IPA than an APA. Well balanced; excellent; growler worthy.
gws57 (1257) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on draught at the ale house in Oswego, Illinois. Medium orange pour with a thick, white head, very floral, rosy nose, awesome hoppiness fading into a delicate, carmelly finish. Very good!
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a pretty impressive pale ale, really, almost an IPA for the amount of bitterness and piney aroma. Very spicy, very resiny. A delicious beer, but maybe not one youíd want if youíre really in the mood for a session pale.