Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle->Pint glass. Pours a hazy sun-burnt orange, like a Texas fan too long in the sun. Not much head to speak, perhaps a 1/4 inch deep max. Faint aroma that desensitizes the nose quickly. Sweeter, malty smell, with a touch of butterscotch and salt. Perhaps some citrus, too. Flavor is slightly bitter, but not an overpowering hops presence, to be sure. Again, a salty or soy sauce quality, although not at all pronounced. Bitter through the finish. Overall, I could purchase again, and would pair it with a pork tenderloin from the grill, served with a mango salsa, to balance the bitter.
dwyerpg (4789) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Not a lot of aroma. Orange in color. Looks okay. This has a nice hop flavor throughout. A little fruity. A quite bitter finish. I could drink a lot of this beer.
Had a second time and wrote almost the same stuff.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very hazy deep amber body with an off white head. Grapefruit is strong in the initial nose. There is also some nice light straw smells behind the citrus. A very bitter initial orange peel taste is mixed with some grass. There is also a hint of light tobacco. I would like a little more malt to balance out the hops, this like trying to drink straight orange bitters. Bleh.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty slightly hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoooy finish.
zombywoof (456) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate aroma of citrus-more orange than grapefruit with a hint of piney hop. Medium bitterness with some resiny spruce hops. Good but nothing really special.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured dark gold with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel and faint hop. Caramel malt flavour, with a hop bit and a light hop finish. Not all that fruity.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with one finger white head. Nose is mostly caramel malt. Palate is sweet with caramel malts and a weird sour/bitter finish. No hops in this one. Medium mouth feel and nice lacing. Was expecting more hops. Not very good.
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brightish golden yellow with a nice white head. Nose is malts and hops, overly malty for my tastes. Attack is hop flowers and sweet malt, a nice dry finish. clean and drinkable but there’s a lot better out there.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5oz Taster - Hales Ales Brewery - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Light malt aroma. No hops in the nose.
Appearance – Golden Yellow in color, Nice thin head and clear.
Flavor – Nice pale ale flavor. This was light and tasty. Malt flavored very little hops flavor.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, good crisp texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Nice easy Lawnmower beer. If it is hot outside this is the beer for the day. It will keep you refreshed and with out the oh so full feeling.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable. Malt sweetness with hop aroma and hops in the taste. Definitely more hops than an english pale ale.