BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear yellow, light white head and lacing. Nose of fresh hops. Very light malt and nice crisp dry hops. Dry flavor, nice bouquet. Finishes thin, lightly dry. Bitter mouthfeel. Good.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
white moderately lasting head. realy nice piney citrus aroma (best attribute of this beer)
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from State Line Liquors. Pours golden abmer with a white head. Nice aroma . Aroma of toffee, honey, caramel, and grapefruity hops. Lively mouthfeel.Initial flavor of pale malts, vanilla, toffee. Clean and mild bitter finish, with some faint dryness. This was nice, just a well crafted simple beer.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an attractive clear pale golden/copper with a medium, yet tight creamy white head. Fresh, floral, citrusy Cascade hop nose. Very pleasant and well-balanced. Flavor has notes of light roasted caramel malt, toffee, bread, grapefruity cascade hops and a touch of lemon (perhaps there are some noble hops in here too). Has a nice level of malty sweetness and body. The bitterness is very smooth yet prominent enough for a APA categorization. Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and moderate carbonation. At 4.6% alc, I was expecting this to be somewhat lifeless and dull but it’s the total opposite; I love it when that happens. After all, isn’t that why we spend all our time on this site in the first place?
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF-pours a white head with gold color. Aroma is light citrus hops-grapefruit, secondary malt. Taste is light citrus hops-grapefruit, secondary malt, crisp.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a slightly chill-hazed, amber-tinted gold, with a good white head that retains well and leaves good lace. nose is SNPA - tart citric notes balanced with a light blush of malt. flavor is again quite similar to SNPA, without the underlying carapils chewiness, and therefore with a bit more of a percetion of rattiness from the hops.
so I don’t get it - this is quite close to being an SNPA clone. why bother? another Firestone Walker beer that is clean, well-made...and thoroughly un-inspired. Firestone Walker continue to leaves me cold, especially given all the accolades they have gotten (of course, that’s what GABF types like - clean and un-inspired)
daveloch (4) - USA - OCT 3, 2006 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice golden light amber with a quickly dissapating head. Good aroma with definite hoppiness. Taste is the expected Pale Ale fruitiness with a lingering bitterness that is not all that unpleasant. Has been a "go-to" beer for me for a while now.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber with a small white head. Nose is citrusy hops, light pine, subtle spicy notes and chewy malt notes. Taste is caramel, sweet, chewy malts, citrus notes, light spicy hops and a touch of evergreen. Body is medium with a light hop bitterness and unobtrusive carbonation. Ends with more citrus, sweet malts, caramel, light citrus, piney hops and lingering bitterness.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold in color, thin white head. Great pale ale aroma, nice citrus hop aroma. Taste has some of those same hops but also some sweetness comes across, caramel and vanilla. Nice and balanced, feels fairly light. Finishes nice and clean. I can’t believe I waited this long to try this, might be a new regular for me.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured a clear pale gold color with a tiny white head. The aroma is light citrus hops and some small amounts of caramel. The taste is nice and smooth not leaning too much to the hops with a nice balance. A good pale that is clean, but it might benefit to add more hops.