maneliquor (2788) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Goose Island. Typical Pale with a little extra yeast and spice. Pretty decent for a sessionable beer. Very fresh and citrus pronounced
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Clybourn location.
Pours a light copper color with a half-finger white head that dies down pretty quickly. The nose brings forward a good dose of bready malt as well as some floral and citrus hops. The taste is a bit less hoppy than I’d like a pale, but the balance between the doughy malt and the hop character is pretty good. I like the balance between the hops that they’ve used. Mouthfeel is pretty light with a restrained level of bitterness. Really smooth and easy drinking; I’d like to see this make its way to DC--explaining the name would be fun enough.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-02-2011
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap at a Giordano’s - I had this one awhile back with some excellent Chicago style pizza. It poured golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma was of light, bready malt with a hint of hops. This light bodied brew had some mild hops bitterness and sweet, light malts. It’s okay but rather bland and underwhelming.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange pour nice off white head. Aroma hops and citrus quite mild. Taste sweet caramel grapefruit, citrus, biscuit. MF light medium body mild carb very easy to drink. solid session brew tasty but nothing to special.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is a clear light gold with a big two finger white head. Great retention and lacing. The head just sticks to the side of the glass, falling in chunks.
The aroma is super light, a little hops and honey, but that’s about it.
The taste is also super light. The list this as a sessional which is an apt description. I expect a pale to have a little bitterness, and there is no hops here. Its ok to drink, but really pretty boring. Its similar to an American macro but no skunk which is nice and surprising. It’s a nice stepping stone for a novice craft drinker, but childish and boring for the more advanced.
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Water. Yep, this beer cna be summed up in that one word. On draft at the Clybourn brewpub.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a good example of a pale ale (american)). Orange color, hoppy, spcy finish. Noticeably hops of different character. Woods and pine notes on aftertaste. This may contribute to a barrel aged brew a couple months? Definite citrus notes.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap of course. Pours a light hazy orange with a small white froth. Aroma is hoppy, mostly citric with a touh of pine and a definite grainy note some sweet doughiness. Flavor starts witha sweet caramel and bready character before opening up with some citric and a touch hebal hops. Finishes a touch bitter though still very sweet and a lingering graininess. Medium body and a sharper carbonation. Okay, decent pale Ale balanced but nothing stands way out.
Hair6a11 (1271) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: Pour is a nice golden color with a frothy white head that retains fairly well. This, to me, was a welcome respite from Stone Pale. Light biscuits are present with a juicier than expected citrus note. Sure, its slightly boring but it really works fairly well.
monkeychugg55 (823) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow pour with a small white head. Decent lacing. The aroma is mellow but pleasant, with cirtusy hops and grainy malt. There is a nice balance of sweet and bitter in the flavor, with biscuity malt and spicy, citrus hops on the finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.