dukeredhair (234) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is what it is. Itís a perfectly clear amber ale with spicy hop notes and a malty sweet flavor. Itís a classic style done well but we arenít reinventing the wheel here.
Hanan (32) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a light head, for this rating itís a bottle, but Iíve had on tap and cans. Ya mellow, refreshing on a summer Arizona day. At the top of English ESBs. In fact, very close in taste to Bass. So I did a blind taste test, very similar to Bass but to my surprise I preferred the 8th Street Ale. Just tasted a little more lively, a little spice to it. Pleasant malty flavor. Not detecting much sweetness. Feint bitterness, maybe orange.
JPDurden24 (1081) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange pour. Floral and carmel malts aroma. Mostly malty on the flavor, smooth and balanced with just a touch of bitterness.
DrSilverworm (2702) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to radarsock. Clear golden color, with fine particles in the body. Thin off-white head, leaving good lace. Nice, lighter body. Good dry texture, and lighter, crisp carbonation. Nice light bitter taste. Crisp, toasty malts, and a balance of light hops is what I get from the aroma. Itís tasty, but very light and subtle. This is a good, lighter and crisp pale ale, but the flavor is sort of weak for me, and itís not very interesting.
Keytonic (10) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a dark yellow Aroma is lightly hops little bland. Taste of mild malts toasty slightly bitter. Thin mouth feel, Decent beer nothing exciting
Sask89 (326) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear amber colour with a medium frothy head that disappears quickly. Aroma is mild, with some hops and citrus fruit noticeable as well as slight malt backbone. Taste is a little sweet, with a very soft bitterness. Light body, average carbonation, and thinner on the palate. Overall a reasonable ESB.
dwm1034 (471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at zinburger in Phoenix...pours rich orange...nose mild; initial taste only moderately bitter...probably too cold. Why do bars think everything is coors light?
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings. Pours clear golden with small white head. Aromas of caramel malts, some fruit and citrus. Flavors of dry caramel malts, some sweet fruits, and bit of floral notes. Decent british style pale ale.
musinj6 (309) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper to amber clear color with creamy medium head leaving no lacing only because the head is still there. Perfumy floral hops with sweet caramel malt aromas. Full bodied with small carbonation. Smooth finish of both hop and malt taste. Good esb bit not very bitter.
rubbishystuff (1564) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to iNBe for this. Nice middle of the road sessionable beer. Not to complex but not too watery neither. Serving: Bottle