Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from mix and match six pack purchased at Finneytown Kroger, tasted on September 1, 2012. Medium amber hue, small lightly off white head, aroma like a pale lager, somewhat watery, light bittersweet taste. I don’t expect the hop presence of an IPA from an APA but it needs to be stronger than this. This beer would be an OK hot weather quaffer but you could get any number of beers to do the same job at a lower price than this stuff goes for. Below average for style
DougieFresh (5) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Crisp. Classic. Hoppy enough to make it interesting. Unpretentious. No need to over-analyze. A no-nonsense beer.
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is OK but not overly impressive. I felt the same way about their IPA. Pours from the bottle with a thick white head, which was promising, though aroma was mild and somewhat malty. Flavor is decent, with some hoppiness. Somewhat prickly mouth feel.
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. I was a little surprised, since the nose on this actually reminded me of a lager, not a pale ale. I find this a bit skunky and way too malty for the style. Poured a dark gold with a fairly small head, and that’s about the best I can say about this.
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious pale ale. One of the best regular offerings from one of the most solid breweries out there. Sweet and rich. Full bodied and a bit tart. Excellent.
bconch (348) - - SEP 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint citrus nose and a yellow pour. Taste is a little hoppy with a sweeter malt backbone. Clean finish.
ttoadee (1237) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very thin copper color, small off-white head. Aroma is malt, light hops and creme soda. Medium sweet in the middle. The finish finds those hiding hops to finish slightly dry. Decent beer
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle pours a light amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus and floral with some mild grains. Taste is light citrus hop with some malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with some adequate carbonation. An easy drinking pale ale that is perfect around a roaring campfire.
dfinney23 (2627) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange-amber with with a thin white head. Faint floral hop aroma. Crisp and lightly bitter. Pretty average American pale ale.
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Pilsner Room in Portland. Shiny copper, clear. Fine lacy head. Faint nose of caramel, earth, cherry. Clean and light flavor, English hops, metal, cherry, a bit of caramel. Clean and plain.