lb4lb (2569) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 Light clear amber pour with a fading white head. Smell is very sweet hops. Fresh and vibrant at first, followed soon by a bit of metal. A bit thin overall and I get a flavor of tea in this one quite a bit, along with some light honey like malt. Good carbonation, and while not offensive, pretty average, and needs more of a strong malt backing to shine. Decent.
3.1 / 5
Rerate. Smell is mixed hops and grains. More grains than expected. moderate aroma. Taste is balanced mild bitterness and sweet cereal grain. Finishes sweet and bitter. Pretty good.
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing extraordinary, but nothing negative, either; it’s "just right." Golden in color, just enough hops, finishes very clean. A very drinkable beer.
alexanderj (3366) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a yellow amber with small to medium white head. Aroma was good with citrus, caramel, flowers and vanilla. A really good example of the style. Hop presence was substantial, but not overdone. Peppery finish. Carbonation may have been a tad assertive. Nice after taste.
rayg1 (583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at the Santa Barbara Airport. Pours out a nice golden copper color. Aroma is light and sweet of oranges and citrus. Hops are evident once you take a sniff. Taste is good, really clean and light but still very flavorful from the hops and slightly sweet caramel from the malt. This is a great example of a simple American Pale that really can be appreciated by many different people with different tastes. Reminded me of SNPA for how simple good flavor can really be sometimes. This is the kind of beer I would love to homebrew.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber, moderate head with decent lacing and retention. Aroma is very grapefruity with some lesser floral and caramel notes. Medium bodied, low bitterness, a fair amount of hop flavor with a somewhat watery finish. Came off pretty light after a promising aroma.
Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Brickskeller. Completely clear, tinny pale yellow color. Pineapple, sweet garlic clove, and plenty of leafiness on the nose. Crisp saazy flavor, peppery with brisk grainy notes, though with no hint of malt nuance beyond them. Light floral notes, sprucy and fairly resinous, with tangy-sweet moments of fruit cocktail in the middle. Drying out in sesame seed and cracker toward the finish. Light palate, dry and clinging, ending on a parched grassy coating. Refreshing, though it might have been better a bit fresher.
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 pours a nice hazy amber with a whiteish tan head. nice crisp citrusy, clean hoppy aroma. milder than other APA’s. has the nice pale ale taste, just more gentle. citrus, hops, floral. flavor dissipates somewhat quickly. light and smooth bodied. a good refresher. a little bubbly. head disappears quickly, but some nice lacing apparent. i would classify it as a ’light’ APA. reccomended for APA lovers as a little bit of a change. reccomended to non-beer drinkers for a reason to try some good beers.
Sammy (9200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sessionable, serviceable, drinkable pale. Floral and citrus and malty aroma. Light colour with short-lasting foam. Tasty and citrus hops comcommitant with aggressive carbonation.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Medium orange-yellow color with a small white head. Heavy citrus and pine Cascade hop aromatics. Citric metallic hop flavor dominates. Tinges of crystal malt peer through, provide some balance. Bracing bitterness in the finish, fades quickly to a residual sweetness. Mouthfeel is fairly light, somewhat dry.
BelgianBeerGal (3289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a pale, slightly hazy orange tone. Aroma is all floral hops. Crisp flavor, with a well balanced bittereness and floral tones. Nice finish too.