dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Original score 4.0 Another fine-smelling ale from Firestone Probably one of the hoppier pale ales available (also not really that pale). The hoppiness is bubbly and lofty, kinda like Loft from Fat Tire. Leaves a long-lasting tingly-ness around your entire mouth. Two for two so far from this brewery (that Iíve had).
Had again as Pale 31, not knowing that it was the same beer.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice floral hop aroma, quite strong. Interesting amber/gold color, decent sized head with nice lacing. Taste is somewhere between an English and an American Pale Ale to me, hoppier than an English, though. Very tasty and refreshing brew.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is quite enticing and leads you to believe that a very hoppy treat awaits your tongue. However, the taste is quite a let down. This beer is boring and watery.
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Paid $1.85 for a 12-oz single. Golden amber with a small head. Amazing aroma! Huge amounts of cirtus/floral-smelling hops dominate the nose. Mindblowing, if you like that sort of thing. Flavor is not quite as good as the aroma, as itís weaker in comparrison. However, itís tasty as hell, with the majority of the taste revolving around the bittersweet hops, resembling grapefruit, and finishes with only a slight maltiness. This is a very good beer, a huge surprise, as I honestly wasnít expecting much.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden honey to light copper with a thin off-white head that clings to the glass edge leaving a fair film of lacing. Fragrant floral hop aroma with a crisp pine nose, hints of honey and citrus on the end. Floral hoppy flavor with a mildly tart beginning and a mild citrus end. Palate is extremely refreshing and mild-bodied and a little clean water feel.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pale orange, thin off white head, not much lacing on my glass. Aroma isnít very strong, some hops but not much else. A crisp malt flavor, nicely hopped but not too much, some citrusy flavors in there too. Hops dominate the finish. Not bad, not outstanding, Iíd definetly drink it again but Iíve had better pale ales.
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle) Out of the gate, this strikes me as a middle of the road pale ale. It achieves a nice balance from start to finish, but really, thereís not much to talk about that will deviate too far from the average. The flavor is decent but not very exciting. Itís moderately malty and lightly sweet, somewhat bitter and hoppy, with perhaps some orange citrus thrown in for good measure. Medium bodied, but barely. The nose is mildly malty, but more hoppy and grassy. Medium gold in color and very clear. Average size head is whitish in color, but quickly settles to a thin layer, which it holds for quite some time, and leaves a fairly dense curtain of lace behind. Obviously, I find this beer extraordinarily ordinary.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, clear and amber-gold with a decent head. Flowery nose. Smooth and all right mouthfeel; perhaps a little light at times. Malts were tasty, with notes of caramel and toffee. Hops were nice, too, with notes of fresh flowers and sugar-coated grass. Balancing bitterness as well. Bitter aftertaste. For the most part, clean, pleasant and flavorful session beer.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For a pale ale, this was quite bitter. "Crisply hopped," you might say. I can only barely taste these "nuances of toffee and vanilla," however, the texture could be aptly described as "bright" or, perhaps, clean? Really, thought, this is a good beer. A little bitter, maybe, but nothing to snuff at. If you like bitters--check it out. If you are a traditional pale ale person, you may not like it. Only one way to find out, though...
omhper (18763) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pale amber, slightly hazy. Strong grapefruity hop aroma. Clean and light bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Orangey finish with good bitterness. Good typical APA.