KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color. Smell of hops, caramel, pine, bread and sweet honey. Taste of hops, pine, malt, citrus, caramel and a wonderful bitternes at the end. I like this a lot. Very refreshing. Thanks to brewblackhole.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear light amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, some caramel, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, light pineapple, bread. Light-medium body, quite drinkable. This is straightforward, but flavorful and well done -- fits squarely within the APA style. On some days there’s a decent chance I’d call it boring and give it around a 3.2, but for whatever reason, it works well tonight.
shigadeyo (3026) - 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!
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours a light amber with thin white head. Citrus, grassy hops in the nose with the flavor following with some lemon. Light malty body. Nice.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasantly hoppy aroma. Very pleasing balance of malt and citrus hop flavours, though sweetness is a bit on the high-side making for a slightly cloying after palate. A bit too syrupy to be a great session beer.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy boboski. Pours fairly clear with light white bubbles hugging the edge of the glass. Smells of some mild hops and just a touch of grain. A little ligth citrus in there as well. The taste is pretty mild as well. Mild hop flavors, mixed in with some bitterness embodied this beer. Wasnt expecting anything extraordinary from a pale ale, but this was drinkable and easy going.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Forest-y aroma. Light, near watery. On the dry side. Orange with other light fruits. Finishes with citrus peel effects.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer looks very soft. Extremely low visible carbonation coupled with a golden orange body and silky fat bubbles. Head retention is minimal, lacing miniscule. Orange and lesser apricots usher in a hop-forward aroma. Lightly toasted grains are evident. Alcohol is very light, though steadily apparent. The nose is fresh and airy. Flavor is still very citrusy, joined now by a lemony astringency that pairs well with the hops and much lighter malt profile. Bitterness is mild, sweetness as well. Malt is indeed very light, very doughy, sometimes too light. Mouthfeel is adequately carbonated, light bodied, slightly syrupy nonetheless, smooth and fizzy/poppy. The finish is balanced and short, though more of an oily ending than a crisp one. The nose is quite relaxing, the flavor and overall feel of the beer are just above average.
Tmoney99 (10817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled from shigadeyo at the Dilly Deli. Poured clear pale color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate smooth sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate bitter flavor with a smooth medium bitter finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
shadey (1904) - 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.