tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown color, small head. Has a hoppy aroma. A good medium body beer. Had it on tap and bottle, bottle is always better.
Thure (152) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Evaluated up against the BJCP.org #14A.
Brilliant clear amber to copper colour with a tan head. Moderate spicy hop Aroma with some maltiness.Medium mouthfeel with some nice sparkling carbonation. The flavor is pleasently hoppy with some nice suttle bitterness at the end. There is a somewhat anonymous malt backbone, but it does support the hops of the beer well. There are some toasted caramel compounds in the flavor and aftertaste.
Overall an over averages example of an English Pale Ale. Well brewed and balanced, but lacking a bit in the maltiness.
ampp (152) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty dark and malty for a ípaleí ale. pretty good, but could be hoppier.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
M E L L O W.
Pours a clear golden brown with a small head that doesnít last very long. Little lacing. Nutty, hoppy aroma. Malty flavor, very smooth. Good ídrinkingí beer. How can people quaff the likes of Bud when thereís something like this around?
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I must go along with Gusler on this, but it is still a fine beer. Really good with a hearty meal.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp sharp bitterness. God mild taste combination of roasted malt, caramel, fruit remains beneath the hops, but blends well to create a good session beer with a refreshing and clean taste. Close to an IPA.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a hazy amber color with a very thin white head. Faint hoppy aroma, but almost non-existant. Flavor is fairly pleasant, hoppy and a little spicy. Kind of a light body, but good carbonation. Overall, itís OK, but nothing special.
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap at The Gathering. Clear dark amber with a respectable white head. Aroma was pleasing but difficult to characterize in this environment. Medium-light bodied, mild bitterness, dominated by a pleasant hop flavor. Drinkable session-oriented APA, one of the best in a sketchy selection.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought that this was a good Ale. I must thank Got Stout? for this one.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop and citrus aroma. Hops to start but didnít get any malt because the lemon flavor was a bit overpowering. After a few sips my tastebuds readjusted and it wasnít bad. Could just use a bit more hops. Lips were smacking at the end from the lemon still.