blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Transparent gold color in the glass, large bubbles, thin head. Aggressive hoppy aroma with notes of orange rind and green apple. The flavor is a full-on hops assault. It hits your tongue tingling and provides an explosion of bitterness, followed by a brief moment of malt sweetness, and then a long aftertaste of hops. Grapefruit and lemon are there, but overall the hops seem more grassy. It really tastes "green." Mouthfeel is a bit thin, with carbonation that could be softer. Overall a very crisp and refreshing brew for warm weather that will completely satisfy most hopheads, but not recommended for those who seek balance in their brews.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not terribly impressive. Some bitter on the taste, not particularly complex malt profile. finish is a let down.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice floral and citrus aroma. Clear, light amber color with a very thin head. The taste is a standard pale ale and is quickly by an intensely bitter, hoppy finish. Not too shabby.
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 Nice yeasty, bready, hoppy aroma. Pours fairly cloudy, reminding me a lot of a hefeweizen. Taste is good, medium amount of hop. Head is pretty uniform. Creamy texture with medium carbonation. Finishes fqirly quickly. Overall, a nice offering.
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - APR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2011 This is a great session beer. Well balanced APA clocking in at only 6%. Not lacking flavor or hops, however. Maybe a touch too citrus-y.
TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared a bomber at Max’s. Poured a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is of citrus (oranges), pine, Lots of hoppiness on the palate along with the grain and bread. Medium bodied beer with a dry finish. Tried this beer because I loved the LTD lager series so much.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color, sweet malty smell with a slight hop aroma too. Great bitter pale ale with a good malt and hop flavor.
Title_10 (22) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Besides for the bad appearance, aroma and body.....it’s not half bad. Pours with virtually no head, leading to its cloudy, deep dirty gold color. Aroma, or lack there of, is a slight fresh hop smell. The body, well there is none. Feels like it was bottled and no carbonation took place. The one good thing, is the taste. A sweet citrus or mango tastes quickly reveals itself and just as quickly leaves. The taste then changes to pine or hop. After you swallow, the slight bitterness makes itself known and the citrus makes another quick showing.
My suggestion: Drink this instead of a Bud Light if you want something that you can down and you’re a beer lover.
SurlyWench (8) - USA - JUN 28, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit of floral hops, but otherwise not a very strong aroma. Nice amber color, but definitely darker than "extra pale". Very clear - no cloudiness at all; minimal head. Very bitter taste initially, but balanced out with a more malty aftertaste. Light body, very lively beer - lots of nice carbonation. Good, long finish at the end. If I didn’t know better, I’d describe this as an IPA instead of a Pale, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.