TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear pale orange with a big, foamy white head. I watched for a few minutes as it collapsed into a snowy landscape. Nose is orange, pine and pastry dough. Medium light, crisp and juicy. Tastes like lemon candies finishing with grapefruit and pine oil.
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad APA from Delaware! I’d never heard of this brewer before I walked into Outlet Liquors in Rehoboth, but I’m glad I picked up a bottled of this. I was taken aback a bit when I emptied this pale into my glass, as it pured a crisp and clear golden color. The head wasn’t too impressive, as it dissappated very quickly, but it did leave a decent amount of lacing around the glass. The nose was somewhat odd, with a sharp and skunky spicy smell. Also included in the aroma was some lemongrass, yeast and light herbs. The body was extremely smooth and drinkable, though, as the flavors were very bitter, dry and spicy. I got a lot of grapefruit, oranges and lemon, along with some grass, hay and light earth. The finish is really dry and spicy as well. The total score I gave this beer isn’t really indictative of what this beer brings to the table, though. I really wouldn’t mind having a sixer of this on hand at any time.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
It pours a hazy copper color with a small, foamy, white head. The nose is light with a fruity pebble like aroma, perhaps some peach and apricot, and a little pale malt sweetness. The flavor seems to have a decent hop background adding some bitterness. Still very fruity with the apricot being most evident. Very light on the palate with a bit of soft carbonation leading to a crisp, lingering, bitter finish. For an APA, it seems to lack a bit of body and flavor depth. For an decent summer refresher, it may fit the bill.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a small white head. The aroma is floral hops and some light spiciness. Taste is bready with slightly sweet caramel, a little bit of grapefruit and a slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thin, but highly carbonated.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Gabe (gmcc2181). Rating #29. Very clear medium gold appearance with a nice little white head. Aroma is light hops and crisp pale malt. Soft bitterness, bubbly and clean maltiness, not a bad pale. (1222)
Capa (1969) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale golden color with a fizzy white head. Doesn’t look much like a pale ale to me, but that’s not gonna stop me. Sweet malts, some grassy notes, light skunk, and a bit of zesty spice in the aroma. Highly carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is decent, but lacking. Grassy, earthy, light malt, and some sweetness. It passes but not by a whole lot.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was only a decent pale ale for me that had a good hop aroma to it and doesn’t leave you with a bitter palate. Fairly solid but nothing over the top here.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler @ PPRBSG 09. Poured a slightly hazed gold color with an off-white head. Light hop aroma with citrus and floral notes. Semi-sweet caramel malt runs underneath. Orange and citrus hop forward flavor. Light bodied.
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 Bottle shared with firends in Baltimore. Very nice for a pale ale, gloden color, clear, modest head no lacing, a slight nutty dry effect at the finish.
Marc 2012 on tap in Dc. ue ead some lacin, ave to say it was muc like a well opped Pilsner, modest carbonation.
sloth (2452) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small white head, fair retention, spotty lace. Lightly hazy pale lager color. Faint nose, malt, must. Light bodied, almost watery. Some malty notes, caramel and some grassy, citrusy notes. Dry tinny finish. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.