wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent, light bodied pale ale. Nice hoppy aroma, but lacking an assertive taste as the description says. On the good side, low carbonation and light palate make this extremely drinkable and thirst quenching.
IndianaRed (2315) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a nearly clear light amber. Full sandy colored head with coarse blocky lacing. Aroma is some light pale malts and a little citrusy hops. Flavor is similar, slightly sweet and cerealish. A bit under hopped for a Pale but easy drinking all around. Palate is a bit thin and carbonation was quite soft.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Initial aromas on pour from bottle are dominated by hops - floral with a hint of pine.
Pours golden and clear with a moderate white head that quickly dissipates.
Taste is a bit citrus with undertones of vanilla and barely sweet toffee. Bitterness is present but restrained.
Finish is clean and slightly astringent. This is like Bass Ale all grown up (and without the green apple flavor).
Not a world-class pale ale, but agreeably drinkable.
JohnnyJ (4221) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold with white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet caramel malt, and crisp hops. Flavors of grapefruit, caramel, citrus, bread, and hops. A very nice session ale.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass with a golden colour and a medium fizzy white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops with malts lingering in the background. Initial taste of crisp grapefruit and citrus hops and medium malts. Good balance with the active carbonation. Decent head retention. Finishing with a bitter hops that linger on the palate, finishing dry. Very impressed wit this american pale ale.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold. Small white cap. Aroma of juicy, resinous hops and biscuity malt. A little less hops in the flavor. Medium/light body, balanced carbonation, too easy to drink.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden color with white head. Citrus hoppy aroma. Taste of grapefruit hops with clean finish.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good pale ale for those who don’t go for the type. A tad dry with vanilla notes and citrus, grapefruity, hops that come through on the front of the tongue, with slight pine notes mingling with the hops at the back of your tongue. A good brew for a hot day, very mildly malty and not at all aggressive.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried as part of a Beer of the Month club offering. Pour is orangish yellow. Aroma is very fragrant hops, grapefruit is the standout that really gets me excited. The flavor is sweet up front with a finish of slightly bitter hops and nice grapefruit presence. Very smooth and easy to drink. At this strength its a session beer. Good stuff.
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/10/2007: Firestone Pale Ale is transparent yellow with a thin, crackle-like crown. The aroma is a bouquet of hops with scents of orange, grapefruit, flowers, and some perfume. The flavor contains light malts with some toast and a hint of buttery caramel. This beer smells pleasingly hoppy, but the bitterness level is in check with the pale Ale style. The finish is slightly dry. In general this beers seems to have an English maltiness with an American hoppiness. The body of this beer is delicate and medium-light. The carbonation level is mild to nearly moderate creating a smooth palate that is clean and crisp. This would be another good session Pale Ale...
12 oz bottle (Alcohol 4.6% By Volume) via trade with IrishBoy (Apr 2007). Thanks Richard!