Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from 12 oz bottle. Coppery amber brew with thin beige head. Pleasant aroma of caramel and malt. Light bodied with lively carbonation – sweet maltiness at the start is balanced by the immediate hoppiness that lingers towards the finish. Ends dry with little lingering bitterness. Very well crafted and very well balanced.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a lighter yellow color with a very small white head. Aroma was biscuit malts. faint hops and pine. Flavor was thin. Some hop backbone to it, with a sweeter finish. Thin watery body. Not a lot to this one.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It a good pale ale. Balanced between the hops and the malt.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this one bottled at the Stevens Point Brewery. Darker yellow pour than I’m used to, with a foamy tannish head, nose of hops and roses but really not as hoppy as I like. Decent.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This rating vanished a while back, so here I am... a rather lacklucter beer.
doubelknv3 (1059) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, with nose notes of sweet malt (carmel) and grains. Amber-copper with lasting thick head. Notes of carmel, hops, and spices that contribute to a decent balance. Smooth with a mild bitter finish.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6-16-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to hopdog
Clear orange amber with little lasting head. Smell is mostly malty with no big hops in there. Flavor is burnt hops - bitter yet almost metallic. Not very well balanced. Overall, hoppy = yes, balanced = no
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent light copper color and small/medium slightly off white head start this one. Aroma is mostly malt and a little spicy. Flavor is, in my opinion, very thin and lacks any depth to make it a better pale. Fairly crisp with a very light hop accent, but there's a lot missing here. An average pale, at best.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought this was a decent pale ale, and a good value ($0.99 a bottle at Murray’s). Still, in a world crowded with APAs, I can think of others I’d prefer.
Color is a copper red amber (darker than I expected) with lots of white head. Appearance is the highlight of this beer. Smell was fairly pleasant and lightly hoppy. Taste was a bit thin, but had some good hop bite to it. Mouthfeel a bit watery, but not bad.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from the can with a slightly hazy copper/amber color, about an inch of cream-colored fizzy head. As fizzy as the head was, I expected it to disappear immediately, but it didn’t. Sure, it backed down considerably, but a film and ring of foam remains to provide some decent lacing throughout the glass. Slight malty aroma, nothing exceptional, but not too shabby.
Mild malty flavor with a good amount of spicy/peppery hops. Delicious. Body on the light side with very prominent carbonation. Finishes a little bit dry, with more spicy hops and bitterness.