BeefPocoroba (41) - Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Great hoppy English style beer. Surprised ratings arenít a bit higher, but not much behind their IPA. Great brewery.
DubC5000 (302) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild, floral hop aroma and taste with clean and refreshing maltiness. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Travlr (7975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BikeBar. Aroma of grass, taste is similar. Decent body. Nice eample of a proper pale ale.
ChainGangGuy (4120) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, darkened gold body topped with a medium-large, white, reasonably long-lasting head.
Smell: Nicely pungent, aromatic hop nose smelling of fine floral, citrus fruit peelings, and dank herbaceousness with a minimal malt backing in the, er... back.
Taste: Fairly soft pale malt base with only a snippet of ill-defined sweetness, then itís hop time: fresh floral tones, fresh-picked herbs, citrus pith, and, of course, the medium-high bitterness. If the malts started mild, you canít expect them to crash through the window like a SWAT team this late in the game. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Thankfully, this isnít one of those mealy-mouthed, cinnamon-chapped ass pale ales you occasionally run it. While it is true Iíd normally prefer just a skosh more maltiness, itís only because many brewers, in the name of perceived haute brewing, skip the whole aroma and flavoring hop thing in lieu of focusing entirely on the bittering hops, leaving up with a caustic pint of bitterness, bile, and vengeance. Not so with Crosstown! While the malts are mild, at least the hops and subsequent bitterness arenít ghastly and gack-inducing and you get a nice range of hop flavors.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy amber with a large off white head. Nose is floral and citrus hops. Tastes just like it smells. Floral hops, lemon, grapefruit, pears, bread, and some crystal malts. Body is light, carbonation is medium to moderate. Surprisingly tasty and way under-rated!
improvjock (288) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with small white head. Smooth with a hint of hoppy bitterness in the finish, but not overpowering. Just the way I like a good pale ale!
Parksy (122) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Shared with Duffman. Very nice pale ale with a wonderful hoppy/bitter aftertaste that isnít overpowering or palate killing. Very drinkable beer.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample tray. Yellow. Soft fruit scent; orange and peach. Flavour jumps right out. Spicy hop, nut and fruit. Very interesting. I want more. Should have bought a bottle to contemplate.
Reid (1599) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Roths Sunnyside store, Salem.
Clear golden ale in appearance..large frothy off white head.
Semi spicy hoppy aromas,quite strong, some yeast and dough in the back
Quite a hoppy pale indeed..well hopped bitter, citric zestiness..smotths out a bit near the end.
Not too thick on the palate..well carbonated and goes down well..a good summer pale.
Overall i liked this one not too complex but very drinkable.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very satisfiying and enjoyable pale ale. The color is orangish and the head retention is good. Some light caramel and nuttiness in the flavor to help support the bitterness. The aroma is grassy with notes of grapefruit and piney. An everyday pale ale...nice job!