mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A thin, watery, golden-colored brew. I like the review just prior to mine indicating it smells like "paperclip and armpit". While I've never tasted a paperclip, armpit seems an appropriate description. Insulting to the American Pale Ale category and all it stands for.
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale, foamy, looks and smells like skunked Heineken. Hints of paperclip and armpit. This is the worst of the bunch, a true drain pour.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This has lots of charactaristics of an international lager. Light hops and pilsnery malts, not too great. Watery and metallic. Eh.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2004 Poured like your standard American beer. This has a malty aroma. They have balls calling this a "pale ale". This is Miller Lite! Vaguely citric, but intensely malty. Don't think there's a single hop in it. AKA Henry's Ale
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very pale gold with a white foamy head that is disappearing quickly leaving a bit of lace. Musky malt aroma with small hops. Pretty much the same with the flavor but a bit more muted. A nice cleansing palate.
Reid (1851) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bought in a green glass 12 oz bottle..with boar on label ( beer was not skunky despite colour of glass).
What can i say this beer is average..bland even but is drinkable.
Not Weinhards best beer but ok if all you have to choose is Bud or Coors i would go for this.
Its called a pale ale but looks abd tases like a pilsner/lager, also says "ireland style" on the label strange indeed :).
But all in all not an offensive brew..just average LOL.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks like piss, complete with the thin white head. Smells like a thin lager, subtle hints of banana,non existant finish, the more henry Weinhard's I try, the more respect I lose for them. Rock $ Roll McDonalds.
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a lager not a pale ale.I used to drink this as a quality alternative to budweiser in the early 90's. I really enjoyed it then and I really enjoyed it today. Even though I have haven't had it in 10 years. I've been drinking alot of micro-brews. I've had alot of high quality
beers since then.Yet this one is still very quaffable. Moosehead and Heineken are very similar. Both lagers.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2003
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(bottle) I had a Henry Weinhard's Pale Ale. Since no other Pale Ale is listed under Henry Weinhard, I'm guessing this is the same. Anyways, this is a slight step up from the Budweisers of the world, but not by much. I'll give it a nice rating for aroma though.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2003
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers, lemon), with a note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, metallic. Plenty of DMS and an unclean flavor, letting you know this has been micturated upon by an evil giant.