gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep yellow. Nose is pine and sweet malts. Some yeast. Flavor is a sharp pine resin bitterness, sweet smooth malts. Reminds me of pliny at times. Very good Pale. Insanely drinkable. This could be my go to pale ... to bad they aren’t in FL. I originally rated this as the IPA. From my notes, I didn’t think that there was any way this was just a Pale. Impressive.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the brewery. Rating #1 and the very first cask beer that H24 has produced. Love the way cask beer looks, nice gold color with that fantastic cascading action and a rich full creamy white head. Aroma was very fragrant, sweetness from the honey and a beautiful hop presence. Creamy mouthfeel, light sweetness from the honey and a nice hoppiness, good stuff. (1038)
Earlier Rating: 6/22/2008 Total Score: 4
Big hop presence, but does not assault the taste buds. Very nice head, coats the glass all the way down. A beer you could drink all day. Brilliant!
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad pale ale. reminds me of a mild ipa, Very like Dales Pale Ale, enjoyable. great flavor.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another from Hophead22, thanks again! Pours a clear golden-orange color with an inch thick, fluffy off-white head that slowly receded and left some rings of lacing. Aroma of floral, resinous hops with some light hints of soft citrus (orange, tangerine) complimented with a touch of faint caramel. A lightly sweet entry quickly gives way to a crisp, dry floral hoppiness that presents some light, spicy pine notes that are paired with some soft citrus notes that linger into the moderately dry finish. Moderate carbonation and crisp bite on the palate. Overall, a simple, enjoyable pale ale that is probably better than the score I am giving it because I didn’t drink this bottle sooner. I will have to try to get a fresher bottle and re-rate.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample. Golden color, stable head, a nice soft flavor, nothing overdone. Some hops on initial drink, mellows alot, with malt coming through as well, nice balance, some pine, grass, pepper. Good one!
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you Floydster for the undated 12oz bottle. Clear golden with a one finger off-white head, good retention. Aroma has sweaty grapefruit rind Cascades up front with some light pale malt behind. The flavor is much the same, with a touch of pine coming through. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness around a 3 at the back corners of my tongue. Also, there was something slightly grassy at one point. Light body with light to moderate carbonation. Good enough APA with no flaws.
beernbourbon (1551) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hophead22 for this rare treat! Pour is copper with a slight haze and a smallish white head. Aroma is earthy, pine hops, citrus hops, slight sulfur, and mild cookie malt. Flavor is subtle yet has some complexity. Flavor is true to nose except that hops are more floral early and citrus later on. Finish is cookie malt. Very light and drinkable pale ale. Hops are smooth and citrusy; this is easy drinkin’.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from hophead22 aka TIM. Thanks tim! Pours a clear amber with a foamy beige head. Really nice floral hop aroma, with some bread, and some citrusy hops. flavor is citrus, earthy, grass. loved the initial aroma, but it faded fast. very smooth. seems nice enough
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and drinkable. This is one fine PA. I could drink this one all day long. Orange/yellow in color with a thick white head. Spicy pine notes in the nose with a clean bitter finish.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with hophead22 (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, earthy, and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, the same earthiness, and a little toasty.