19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at Outback. Awfully deep amber with a clear body and soft white head. Nice grainy, pale malt backbone with a mild hop build.
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 (5538) - 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 (5290) - 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 (22692) - 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 (461) - 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 (2293) - 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 (1020) - 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 (5328) - 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.