Reid (2033) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber, 4.8% alc.
Clear golden ale,with a nice sized, creamy white head.
Lovelly hop aromas, though it is more "lemony" hops than expected in the typical APA.
Very tasty, again the malts to begin with then a very very pleasing lemony hop finish. Simple but nice.
Great mouthfeel..not boring.
Very very drinkable stuff.
This is another of those "extra" pale ales that some West coast breweries come out with and are placed in the APA category..i really think they come into their own as British style "Golden Ales"
Whatever..very nice beer.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from Market of Choice for super cheap! Pours the exact color of apple juice with a pillowy white head that evaporates nearly on impact. Very hopped for a pale ale and with a long, lingering aftertaste that is crisp as the fall weather here in Oregon. Perhaps my biggest caveat is that the alcohol doesn’t even register, I might as well be drinking the aforementioned apple juice. Also perhaps a little too carbonated.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle--Poured a clear copper-amber body with a small bubbly, whitish head. Hop spiced with bold Cascades that gave off a grapefruit and mild pine nose. Sharp hop bitterness up front that travels toward back of tongue, lingering with creamy yeastiness. Fairly clean, sharp NW hops presence. Finishes with little other than faint bready malt and full-on hops bitterness.
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very good and crisp flavor. I recognize the hop profile from their Union Jack. What hop is this? I like it. Very easy drinking, kind of beer you could drink all day. With a low abv it would be easy to do and it tastes good!
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 On tap @ the Hopmonk. Clear orange with a one finger off-white head, fading to a thick ring and thin film. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with a biscuity malt backbone. Flavor is much the same with a little more perfumey floral notes. Bitterness peaked at a 3 and finished slightly earthy. Light to moderate carbonation with a light body. Good APA.
luvcasks (178) - USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pale ale with a nice white head with fine beading of bubbles. Toffee and slightly nutty malt aroma with leafy hop aroma (slight citrus)
Nice clean malt note with drying notes of spicy and firm bitterness.
Finish: This is where this beer shines long lasting dry citrus pith like notes with some toffee like notes as well.
Overall: A really well made pale ale. I would say enjoy at cellar temps makes the beer more enjoyable
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Poured a clear amber color with a two finger white head. Aroma of hops and a slight hint of malt. Flavor is citrus with a decent malt backing.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at GBBF and one at home. This stuff totally blew me away, like i sampled one at the fest and had to buy one to bring home. Aroma is soo fresh and hoppy, citrus hop resin, leafy green hops, good underlying pale biscuity malt character. Taste is similar, quite a bitter chap too. Like id happily sit and drink like 10 of these every weekend and i wouldnt get bored. Excellent! Lets just hope thats what they are makign a cask vertion of for the wetherspoon fest!
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden with medium white short lasting head. Sweet fruity aroma with hoppy notes. flavor likewise wit a bitter end.
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clean and crisp with a nice bitter aftertaste. It’s flavorful which makes it a nice session beer. Clear amber body with a nice, off-white head. The aroma is flowery with a hint of lemon, caramel and toffee. The flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter, especially in the finish. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Nice, comfortable balance.