Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2001
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Couldn’t be less interesting.
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grassy, corny aroma like a mass produced American lager. Ditto with the pale golden color and virtually non-existent white head. Starts malty sweet, but there’s not much malt. There’s about as much hop as a low end pilsener. The malt and hop play together, so arguably this is balanced. There’s just not much to balance. Amazing how an APA can be so low in flavor and aroma. Pretty much ahead of the standard Bud and Miller products though.
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Green bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, spicy hops, light skunk and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, light spicy hops and a hint of earthiness with a smooth finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Ratman. Pours crystal clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short with nearly no retention and spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt with subdued fruity esters and nearly no hops. Flavor is bland malt and old fruit with light hops and bitterness. Light body and medium carbonation. What a mess.
slowrunner77 (10249) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
"cleaner than many pales, but that is because it’s a thoroughly weak interpretation of the style. standard macro attempt at a microbrew style. boring."
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. "Double hopped"!? With Cascade?!? WTF? I don’t want to waste precious seconds off my life even responding to such ridiculous bullshit. This is a pale lager, and a pretty shitty one at that. Like every other Weinhard piss juice. FAIL.
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This clear golden beer poured with a thin white head and a thin hoppy aroma. It is a very plain ale with light hopping and a decent malt base.
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Pours a light fizzy golden with a thin white head. The aroma is a strong sweet grain and corn. The taste is pretty simple; some sweet corn and a bunch of malt. Some honey perhaps and bit of stale bready flavors. Not horrible, just like a macro lager, but smoother and with better ingredients.
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Washington is rating Henry Weinhard’s. 12-oz screwtop, brought to me by my boss as a gesture of kindness. And because he doesn’t feel like moving a bunch of beers over to our new offices in the next building. Either way, it’s the kind of thing that puts a fellow in a fine frame of mind. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with loose grayish fizz on top. Mild nutty, corny, slightly earthy-hoppy nose. Watery light body, a bit fizzy. Corn, nuts, and earthy hop on the mid palate. Amazing neutral finish for an "APA." But not an awful beer by any means. Just horribly dull.
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A notch above malt liquor, has that old timey, cheap, street walking taste to it that Ballantine has. Not offensive, just headache wrenching. Skunky, green bottle nose, pillowy white head sitting on tip of a light golden pour. Sweet, alcohol taste with some overripe fruit notes coming though. Good companion for a lonely night if you do not need to wake up early the next morning. Not gut wrencing by any means, just slightly similar to smoking a Swisher Sweet - you get what you pay for.