Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 27, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This really doesnít taste at all like a pale ale to me but more like a German or Dutch lager. But at $7.99 for a 12-pack I really canít find anything to complain about. Itís a light, slightly sweet brew with little or no skunkiness to report. I would have again for the price. P.S. Note to Full Sail: Letís cut out the bullshit on the box about how painstaking your brewing process is and how little regard there is for time and cost according to your philosophy. Nobodyís buying this fluff. In fact now youríe borderline insulting my intelligence.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours a clear light yellow with a thin white head.
smell of grain, corn.
taste is watery, grainy, sour, ends a little dry.
overall very lagerish.
Noobling87 (17) - Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
When first starting with beer, this became my favorite. Now, I cannot stomache it. The term ískunkyí Iíve seen surely fits the smell. It makes you want to turn your head. Not much flavor here, but the extra carbonation hides that a bit. Itís a little hoppy, with the taste of corn. Not one Iíd ever buy again.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle via Rothís. Pours a clear amber with an average head. Nose is grainy and floral. Taste is grains, corn, and a little herbal hoppiness. Body is light. Carbonation very high which helps cover up the blandness.
Sam10 (37) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2008
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Skunk beer taste like corn. poor flavored beer. Couldnít even finish this beer.
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
drinkable but nothing special. good session beer but definitely has a cheap taste.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the few H.W. brews I have enjoyed. O.K. for a barbeque. Micro & macro drinkers can both drink it...but neither will love it.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Golden colored pour with medium sized head. Hoppy, veggie aroma with a little skunkiness. Malty, hoppy, crisp, little sweet finish.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tomís in St Johns, PDX--Poured a crisp light copper-straw body with a slim wispy white head. Decent carbonation; best served cold. Mildly creamy with a modest biting hops presence. Thin and built for heavy sessioning. Thanks, Full Sail Brewing Co.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green bottle. Pours pale amber with a fluffy white head that produces a bit of lace. Just a lightly skunky aroma, so it must be a fresh bottle - not too long under the fluorescents. Why does Full Sail feel compelled to use a green bottle for this beer? The rest of the Henryís line is in brown bottles, along with everything else from Full Sail. So why are they determined to make this beer smell like ass? Is it a passive-aggressive thing because they do not want to brew this beer? Is a a marketing thing, designed by somebody who doesnít actually drink beer? Guys: Reduce your bottle SKUs. Lose the greenies. OK, back to the task at hand. I can pull some light bready notes out of the aroma, but the skunk foils everything else. Light body and carbonation. A bit of bread in the taste. Crisp and lightly bitter finish. Manages to taste like a watered down Pils, so basically, and APA for folks who really want to be holding a Bud Lite.