anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy finish.
bhensonb (12150) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours hzy gold with a creamy white head. Aroma of light pitted fruits. Med body. Metallic tang. Light pitted fruit(towards apricot) with a lot of citrus bitter. Finishes fresh and bitter. Most Xcellent.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of earth, citrus, florals, and caramel. Flavor of grass, earth, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11363) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-white head with trailing lace-yellow. A-lt malt-bread. T-lt malt-bread with some sweet, some earth hops.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. I’m not sure what makes this retro, or a different beer from the Extra Pale at all, so I fully expect this rating to be merged at some point. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized head. Poor head retention. Aroma of herbal, peppery and earthy malts. The taste is sweet malts, earth, peppery and herbal hops. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness. Nice.
DrSilverworm (8177) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap at Neon’s Unplugged. On the chalkboard it was labeled simply "Green Flash Pale Ale", but a Green Flash rep in the bar was referring to it as "Retro". Clear amber color, nice thin white head, leaving good lace. Very nice grapefruit, pine, dry hop aromas. Enough hops for an IPA, but without the bitter or heaviness. Very nice crisp carbonation, excellent dry texture with a good dry hop aftertaste. Lighter bitter taste - the hop overpowers it. Very nice pale ale, one to rival Stone’s, I think. Shared some with Hota: she said it was smooth and light, soft palate, but a brassy aftertaste.
KyotoLefty (7339) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at PP Carlsbad. Nose of cinnamon, malt, light caramel, earthy hops. Light amber malt flavor, caramel, earthy hops. Decent, light, swillable.
slowrunner77 (6738) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Retro XPA...this was sooo boring next to the 30th Street Pale! Like a lightweight version of english pale. Get rid of this and make more 30th!! I digress...not horrid...just seems that way in comparison. :)"
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a glass of this while it was on draft .. . has a really unique bitterness .. . pours out a hazy yellow balsa .. . crisp and hoppy, but refined .. . awesome stuff .. . . Let’s go back to when life was easy and popularity was measured by your pog collection
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to growler, from the Birch. Golden and shiny with a nice boiling head of white foam. Creamy appeal, with an everyman’s appeal -- lightly caressed with a bit of flowery finish, but an easy drinker for anybody. (#4696, 7/16/2012)