kaser (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on draft at four peaks brewpub. Light orange pour. Bitter and earthy smell. Smooth. Tasty. Lemon and citrus notes
RobertDale (2832) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Scottsdale brewpub. Comes a nice gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, florals, and pine. Taste is malt, lemons, oranges, caramel, florals, and pine. Nicely done!
Jow (1816) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap somewhere in Sedona during a drunken evening. Pours orange with semi-sweet aromas. Tastes of caramel, floral, and malty. Pretty bitter and well carbonated. nothing special but pleasant
dukeredhair (242) - 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 (64) - 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 (1455) - 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 (4720) - 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 (398) - 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 (579) - 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?