mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 4, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled from Vons. Pours a medium golden brownish color. Sweet slightly acidic aroma. A couple of hops under a sweet grainy somethinerother. Very, very light trace of bitterness.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought in a mixed 6 pack from Vons: Average aroma of light malting and added hop with some stench of rice or corn lingering in the back. Pure golden picture with a fast dissapating head. Flavor wadnt to bad and was easily drinkable but still felt empty.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 1, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well, this really isn’t too good. Doesn’t smell anything like it should, has a lot of bad butter characters. Not a pale ale - I advise staying away.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This had an average head.aroma typical mass-produced smell.Color medium amber.Taste was kind of bland.Better than the average commercial beer,but not much.This is a good beer to serve to the masses,but pretty dull for the Rate beer people.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Single 12 oz. bottle from Vons in San Diego. Pours a clear medium amber with a small white head that diminishes to a film in a minute or two. Smells mainly sweet - grainy and corn syrupy with little else detectable. Flavor is watery, lightly sweet, with a bit of toasty malt, corn, clover and some mutant floral hops. Light body and assertive carbonation. Definitely a drain pour as well as a classic example of a "Craft Brew" (though we know it’s from those contract kings Gluek) aimed at the masses. Please, give us a break, this beer is an absolute stinker!
Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 23, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty good pale ale. Has a nice slight bold taste, which arent really in pale ales. Went down smooth and had a nice bitter aftertaste. A really good light beer.
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a thin white head. Aroma was very yeasty with fruit accents. The taste was pretty good for a pale ale but I admit it’s a bit watered down with mild-no activity. Very toasty and a little bit bitter but left a clean finish. I would pick this one out if I didn’t want to feel "full" and wanted to go on a drinking binge but not really one I would expect to sip on.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This was really quite ugly; grassy and grainy. metallic and weak; not good; I ’d rather have a Gatorade
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks argo0. Medium golden body with mild carbonation and a small, sudsy white head. Aroma of butterscotch, light sweet caramel, and some green apple. Watery and buttery slick flavor and palate. Fairly sweet with little hop character and low, toasty bitterness. There’s absolutely no craft here. Just a feckless marketing ploy and obvious recasting of Gluek’s substandard pale ale.
TheBeerGod (4903) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Aaron and Kathy’s Holiday/YeHa Party on 12-3-05. Courtesy of argo0, I believe. Pours yellow with a fizzy and unsturdy white head. Nose is musty malts and sweet corn with light cereal notes. Taste is corny as well with grains, light lemon and dry bread. Body is thin and watery with lots of seltzer-like fizziness. Finishes with more light lemon notes, corn syrup, cereal and semi-sweet malts. Pretty bad!