TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 Nice goldish color with a white head. Tastes pretty malty with some nut and caramel flavor. Very drinkable. One of my favorites.
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful draft beer served in a pilsner glass. Minimal head. Sweet spicy floral aroma. Sweet malty taste with less hops influence than expected. Very smooth. I thought it was very good, but I lean more toward sweeter pale ales than most.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big rocky head fades down to nothing atop an amber colored brew. Smells mildly malty and slightly of cardboard. Sweet malty flavor pretty much runs throughout this brew. Tastes a little old. Even if it wasnít old, this tastes like a good beer that was watered down.
hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not a huge fan of APAs, but this one is OK in my book. It doesnít have the overwhelming, brutal, hoppy bitterness characteristic of the type, but it isnít timid either. Well balanced and suitable for long evenings chatting with friends.
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Subdued ale yeast fruitiness. Slightly hazy golden bronze with thin faintly yellow head. Little retention, minimal lacing. Mild carbonation. Flavor follows aroma with a little caramel malt backbone. Light-to-medium body with pleasant foamy mouthfeel. Slightly sweet finish, but doesnít cling. Pretty good bitters. Another good "starter beer" to convert your friends.
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- This beer poured a nice copper color with a huge white head. Lacing was present throughout.
Smell- Wonderful malt aroma with nice hints of hops and sweet caramel.
Taste- Nice toasted malty flavors with a caramel sweetness similar to the nose. There is also a nice hoppiness which provides a nice citrus taste to it.
Mouthfeel- A medium body with a medium carbonation.
Overall- This beer is great!! It could function as a prefect session beer with the great taste and the fairly low ABV. I could drink a lot of these!! Only problem. We canít get this down here in Louisiana. Guess itís time to start bugging the local distributor!
iNBe (100) - USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is another good "go to" beer for me. Not too overbearing. Tastes good. And you can get it outside of Chicagoland.
duaneh (100) - - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color, modest white head. Aroma was malt and hops (pine?), and a hint of salt. Flavor was primarily hops, but the malt balanced it very well. Mouthfeel was light
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy malt, caramel, and milk shocolate, moderate hoppiness of flowers and pine, oak, toffee, honey, syrup, and alcohol. Head was small, off white mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Medium hue, amber in color. Light sweet and acidic with moderate bitterness. Very tasty and drinkable the more you drink the better it taste with the hops fading to the back ground and the malt really shining through. Overall a very excellent Pale Ale.
ChristianHR (98) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is sweet with nodes of fruit and citrus. Has a hazy light amber color with a small white head. Has a very malty character with hints of coriander and nuts. A nice slightly bitter and fresh finish.