bpreo (1614) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice English Pale Ale out of Hood River, Oregon. Captain Cook explored the Oregon coast back in the day, so I guess there is some connection here. Still, itís hard to ignore the Northwest hop presence.
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread crust/light caramel malt aroma. Some English ale fruit. Bread crust/toast, caramel malt flavor. Lightly sweet. Fruity yeast, and herbal hops. Pretty similar to Full Sailís APA, with some English ale character.
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Full Sail in Hood River, listed at 5% and 30 IBU. Crisp, tasty malt, and minerals. Light copper color. Gentle, tingling maltiness balanced right away with bittering. Some light caramel notes, with raisins and candy. Thin-medium body. Definitely in the British mode. Very malty and satisfying.
TannerMidd (5) - jenks, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very interesting aroma, it has a sweet malty smell. The taste is a sweet sugary malt flavor that I personally do not find appealing.
nakedwhendrunk (2101) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has an enjoy by date of "10/12/14."
Since it is an English pale ale by style, this was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly decent looking amber and somewhat bronze clear color. There was some sharp carbonated bubbles seen rising. Donít ask me about the lacing - there was barely any.
The smell, well, at least this made up for it. There was a good amount of the right styled English malts overcoating a super light somewhat piney hoppiness.
The taste was mainly sweet and was more than definitely an English Pale ale in the flavor. Perhaps soapy to the uneducated English beer drinker, but I understand these beers and this is right one par. Thereís a nice light sweet malty aftertaste that leads to a fairly decent dry finish.
Overall, this is about a light to medium on the body with a fairly good sessionable quality about it. The carbonation is perhaps one of the smoothest feels Iíve ever had for an English Pale ale, hey kudos to you, Full Sail.
Overall, for the style and by an American brewer, these guys knocked it out of the park. However, Iím sorry, Iím not a true English Pale ale fan, if anything, I certainly hope that if anyone is reading this from Full Sail, I would be more than happy to have this with some fish ní chips and after a hard dayís work here in SE Alaska and a gentle rolling cold fog that rolled in this evening, I would be more than welcoming this fine brew on a day like today. Argh, if I sound like a pirate. Ah, its sounded nice as it came across my fingers on this keyboard.
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Style chasing, from a 12 oz bottle. A bit past its best by date, but not obscenely so. Iím going ahead. Pours clear copper with frothy offwhite head. Malt-forward aroma of toffee, light caramel, and bread dough. Taste: biscuit, toast, very lightly bitter, short crisp finish. Light body, thin texture, dry toast in the finish.
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Christmas 2013 My first beer of 12. The ale poured with almost no head ana a clear amber color. There is a hint of spice on the nose mixed with some malt. It has a dry start and was pleasant throughout. The medium body ale had soft carbonation. The finish was smooth with peppery notes at the finish. The English Style Pale lacks some of the hop bitterness found in an APA.
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/18/2012. On tap at the brewery. Amber color with a white head. Malty aromas with caramel and light hops. Toffee, caramel and spicy flavors, but a little bit too bland to be exciting.
ravenwater (7) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: fruity esters include faint raisin, butterscotch. Malt = rich caramels, toffee. Diacetyl. Medium-low earthy, floral hops.
Appearance: Medium stand of loosely-bubbled off white foam drops quickly. Coppery amber ale with slow uneven streams of bubbles.
Flavor: Butterscotch, toffee, toasted bread. Low earthy & floral hops flavor. Moderate smooth hops bitterness. Clean English yeast character. Fairly well attenuated. Balanced toward malt. No "off" flavors.
Palate: Finishes moderately dry. Medium body, some slickness on front of tongue, Medium carbonation. Slightly creamy.
Overall: A smooth, luscious, very characterful example of this English style featuring nice caramel malt and fruity depth. Iím not sure why others have rated this relatively low. It is an American brewerís fine take on a classic English ale (along the lines of Fullerís London Pride).
nealblind (757) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour big head. Aroma of toffee malts burps and peanuts. slight over-Malty but slighty restrainted. I wish hops didnít make a no show here beacuse the malt half of this beer is delicious. A bit overcarb. Any beer in this style is appreciated by me since itís a great style.