benpickens (483) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours with a small white frothy head. Very aromatic with biscuity, flowerlike, aromas. The hops dominates the malt and there is a very bitter hops finish.
calivania (62) - USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice APA that will fit the job perfectly on those days you are looking for the style-- which I think has the teeth to stand up to heat with out being overwhelmingly bitter. I cannot deny what the others say about the rather thin mouth feel but the show here is the strength of the yeast and the way it plays with the malt in your mouth. The hops show up at the end just to break up the fight. Good show.
OldMrCrow (2405) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery.
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Another snoozer from Hales. Pours a warm amber, some hints of c-hops in the aroma, and again faint hop notes, somewhat sour and grainy, in the flavor. Overall, this relatively mild for a West Coast APA, and not particularly good. I don’t see the point.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
For a pale ale, this was rather weak BUT still not bad. I was expecting some hoppyness in the nose, but it fell a bit short. Apperance was a nice light amber color. Decent palate with malty, caramel notes, a bit sweet and light in the hop department. Surely a drinkable beer, but since there are SO many better Pale Ale’s available, I doubt this will get a second notice unless it’s really inexpensive.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep and slightly hazy orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, some orange peel and a little doughy and earthy. Tastes of caramel, citrus, oranges and light grapefruit. Body a tad on the thin side.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Deep gold color with a tall rocky head. Sweet malt and tinges of grassy metallic hops in the aroma. Caramel, other muted malt flavors overwhelmed by a citric, metallic Cascade family type hop flavors. Astringency and residual bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, fairly smooth but builds to a heavy dryness.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber color. Aromas of caramel, malts, and a touch of hops. Flavor is malty with a nice hop bitterness.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber color,medium sized off white head that has a short life and fades to leave little behind.The aroma was malty and hoppy with a bit of a fruity side coming through.The flavor was fairly decent,malty upfront with a decent citrus side coming through as it warms up and the hops showing up in the middle and end.Over all it’s particularly well balanced but still manages to be kind of pleasant in a way,and might be worth a second go around just to see if it holds up or more flavors reveal them self.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Inflorescent nose with some doughy citrus; malty front end with some phenol notes, fruity and hoppy finish, somewhat harsh; slightly astringent and tangy finish.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet strawberries in the aroma. Orange amber in color with a quickly dissipating white head. Lemon zesty hoppiness balanced with some biscuity malt, slight toffee, and some melons and berries. Sort of bland mouthfeel and a slight lingering bitterness. A competent beer, but not outstanding. Praise, of course, to André.