ACHops (709) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, out of the bottle. Aroma is a bit of malt and fresh hop notes. Taste is crisp caramel malt and nicely bitter piney hops. I wouldnít describe them as "resinous" by any means, but... well hopped for a pale. Tasty and a nice pale.
Dr_Fellini (455) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a thin white head. Aroma has a light citrusy orange pear characteristic. Flavor is mildly bitter that disappears quickly in the finish. Funky aftertaste thats hard to describe. Not exactly pleasant. Light in body. A decent example of a pale, but nothing spectacular.
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden yellow pour, white head. Nice grassy and floral hops hit up front then a bit of a malty backbone peeks throug and the citrus hop finish is nice. Enjoyed this one!
BucannonXC5 (882) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $13.97 (with VONS card) for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: June 1, 2013
Consumed: June 1, 2013
Poured a copper orange, rather clear color with about four fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Lots of thick sporadic foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Great thick and foamy retention all the way down.
Initially smelled a mixture of orange , tangerine and lemon. Also butter, wheat, grass, honey and floral notes.
Taste wasnít quite like the nose. Seemed to taste bitter coffee notes. Some citrus notes (orange, faint grapefruit, lemon), pale ale notes (grainy grass, honey, wheat) and buttery malts.
Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish.
Just didnít like this beer. Not happy that I have three more in my variety 12-pack.
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mohawk Bend, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of mild floral hops and some biscuity malts. Flavour of moderate floral hops, a little citrus, and some biscuity malt backing. Pleasantly floral with a good hoppiness for a pale ale. Good stuff.
Barreras (1000) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a yellow with an almost neon yellow tint to it. Aroma of malted hops and corn. Taste is simple with a mild hop aftertaste. A slight metallic taste after the swallow. A mild pale ale that was not complex.
kathouse (1022) - Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with a nice white foam. Aroma is citrus and melon. Light body. A little bitter for a pale. Grapefruit and orange with little malt sweetness. Overall not bad.
Chad9976 (1202) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thereís so much hype about IPAs these days that the classic pale ale tends to be forgotten about. Once in a while a pale ale comes along and reminds me how good the style can be. A good example would be Hangar 24 Amarillo Pale Ale - a beer that has plenty of flavor, bitterness and is highly drinkable without making a big deal about it.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Clear, bright orange/amber hue. Plenty of visible carbonation. Forms an average-sized, off-white, foamy head which laces and retains pretty well.
Smell: Sweet, orange candy-like aroma with a general floral bouquet. Clean, but not intense.
Taste: Hangar 24 Amarillo Pale Ale is exactly what I expect in an American pale ale. Plenty of hop character throughout the palate but without the raw density or chutzpah of an IPA. The Amarillo hops give it a distinct orange flavor all around - slightly sweet candy-like flavor up front with a slightly sharper, dryer bitterness through the middle. The malts are muted, imparting a light sweetness to balance out the hops. Thereís a quick hop bite at the apex which linger for just a few moments before finishing cleanly.
Itís interesting how much flavor is here, yet at the same time I would not consider this a super robust beer in general. Itís satisfying and enjoyable at the time and seems to have good re-drinkability in that you could drink many of these without it wearing you out.
Drinkability: Half the enjoyment of this beer is how pleasantly drinkable it is. The body is medium, thereís a perfect level of carbonation to give it noticeable, but contained, energy. Itís crisp and refreshing while in the mouth and goes down smooth. I was surprised to see itís "only" 5.5% ABV as it has so much flavor, but without the weight of something bigger. This might be dangerously drinkable in the summer.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vons. Nose is somewhat sweet with a bit of hoppiness and a biscuity note. Understated dry hoppiness up front with a pretty strong malt foundation. Not super bitter, but not sweet either. Tasty pale ale.
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, light orange. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, grassy, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.