auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Kevin! Strong floral citrus and pine nose, heavy on the C hops. Pours a clear copper and orange with a nice, super-lacey rim of white. Flavors are crips and rich. Nice strong malt backboned with some carameled nuance. Hops flavors and bitterness are great. Snappy, leafy, and bright. A really great, flavorful pale ale. Balanced. Exemplary for the style, in my opinion.
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice floral taste without really any sweetness to it and a medium body.
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Bottle bought at some convenience store in Avon, NY. Copper pour with white head. Decent lacing. This is a crisp pale ale, with fresh citrusey flavor and aroma, with a bit of bitterness but not a whole lot. Excellent malt balance. I really, really, really, really, really enjoyed this brew. One of the best Pale Ales Iíve ever had. Itís not an IPA masquerading as a PA or anything. This would be my go-to Pale Ale if they sold it in stores near me.
Jow (2017) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. pours a dirty gold color. taste is crisp somewhat bitter and finishes dry. slightly hoppy and floral. pale ales just arenít my style
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ Coles, Buffalo, NY. deep copper color with pleasant hopped filled aroma. taste is full of balanced hop bitterness initially but just drops off into a mild finish. solid flavor, good bitterness. good APA
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No real hop nose, malts dominate the aroma, grapefruit hop flavor comes out in the body. Description suggests sweet malts...my palate missed that. There is a balance of hop & malt, decent lacing and a bit of pepper thrown in the flavor too.
williamherbert (1272) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007: Light and clear orange-amber color. Decent stubborn finger of foamy head. Quite clear. Leaves just a bit of lace.
Pleasant pale malt. Hoppier than most pales, quite nice, though nothing remarkable; itís good enough.
Flowery, estery *mild* hops. Dry, biscuity malt. Itís very ordinary, but a pretty good value.
A nice, dry, slightly bubbly pale. Ordinary, pale as it should be, competent. A good deal overall.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What a pale ale should be. A good balance of medium bodied sweet malt flavor which blends into a slight bitter hop ending.
Damico (2511) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is the subtle aroma of wheat and hops, but not much. The hops come at the end with some bitterness no sweetness at all. It pours a little darker, more amber than golden. Itís okay, but not great.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with j12601 - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is herbal and pine hops. Flavor is much of the same. Finish is slightly dry and the hops linger. Medium body. A decent beer. Thanks Jay.