PhillyCraft (2568) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Churchhills, compliments of the bar keep for sharing my Churchhills Finest hour with him and other patrons. Pour is a clear yellow gold, medium white head. Lacing was alright at first but did not last. Aromas of pale malt, grassy non aggresive hops, cucumber. Taste is honey, sweet malt bill. Alright lacked flavor and carbonation coming from the cask. Boring finish.
Barreras (746) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a crisp yellow color with aroma of hops. There is a slight grassy smell as well. Taste is very clean, typical pale ale bitterness that disappears quickly than reappears on the tongue after the swallow. A tasty pale ale that hits the mark of good taste and freshness.
Earlier Rating: 7/26/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Pours a golden amber with scents of malt and mild fruit. Delicious taste, mild bitterness with a refreshing aftertaste. Mouth is left with a sweet flavor that holds throughout the beer. A good pale ale that has jump to the top of my favorite beers list.
iguanodon (72) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a white head that recedes quickly. Aroma is faint, citrus and straw. Taste is bitter hops with a hint of sweetness. The finish is bitter, with citrusy hops.
MichaelBruch (2184) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Definitely a quality beer but surprisingly doesn’t hit my points as this one is way too dry and too bitter in the end. Aroma is pure hops but nit in a sweetish and fruity way. Therefore I’d still say that this one is a good one but not huge. In any way.
PapaSkeetSkeet (788) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s odd, but this beer immediately struck me as being too pale for a pale ale of any sort. It’s somewhere between straw and gold; I originally thought it was a blond ale. Aroma is of very floral honey and some grass. Flavor is the same with greater intensity and a dash of additional hop bitterness. It reminds me of a honey ale I brewed with especially flowery Zambezi honey and not much in the way of hops. In the end, it really is quite mild; it also probably shouldn’t be labeled as a "Pale Ale" of any sort without a disclaimer. I was disappointed :(
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flat yellow color with a head that is foamy at first but quickly breaks up. Smells hoppy and a little skunky like a pilsner. Don’t plan on buying Firestone’s pale ale again but will try out the other beers they make.
DarkElf (2988) - 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, there’s not much to talk about that will deviate too far from the average. The flavor is decent but not very exciting. It’s 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.
Madpoet (4) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good session beer, not too heavy, the hops are not over powering, good color and a nice aroma, finishes nicely.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold. Some head. Hoppy aroma. Mild hoppiness with a good sharp taste midway through but doesn’t last.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle of Pale 31. Gold color with thin head. Nose and taste is floral with honey. A subtle hop bitterness lingers on the palate. The floral hops were great and could be more prominent. Would have also liked a little more malt backbone.