JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks, Jeff! This one was pretty sub-par, with a muddy amber look to it and a lifeless carbonation that made the beer look as if it was left open overnight and recapped. Very faint nose, just some malt, mash, and a heedless dose of hops. Really no flavor profile to this one at all, just a malty anonymous mess. I hope it was cheap at Costco.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. I’m glad I wasn’t expecting too much. It’s not horrible it just doesn’t have much flavor, very watered down. Lacks the hops flavor and aroma. Nose and flavor has a faint metallic note.
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Overall, about as expected and not too shabby. Mostly clear, mild foamy head. Mild aroma, some light hints of floral hops. Carbonation is a bit high and the finish lingers.
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Thanks to beastiefan2k for this "bad homebrew".
Appearance : Slightly haze amber with small head.
Aroma : Honey and dry fruist. Some yeast. "Some" hops maybe...
Taste : Fruits, honey, yeast, not much hops there either. Finish slightly hoppy with faint bitterness. Faint resinous notes.
Palate : Nothing special to report.
Overall : The description speaks of hoppy aroma and stuff but this beer is seriously under-hopped by any standard. Some weird stuff on the nose and taste. Finish has some weird grainy and yeasty notes. Gets worse with time. A disgrace to the style.
smaynard6000 (956) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber color with a two-finger white head. Flavor is a bit strange, with just a touch of hoppiness. This is okay, but nothing special.
rubbishystuff (2259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Thanks to Sean for this. An OK pale ale. Slightly oily pallet. Low on the ale floral, fruitiness, had some lager like aromas and tastes. On the good side it was slightly reminiscent of the way Bass used to taste. In the old days before craft beer got big this might has been something. Serving: Bottle
Vir4030 (593) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly standard aroma for a pale ale, it’s a clear amber with a medium head. Pretty good flavor, too, probably the best of the bunch. A little nutty, perhaps, and a touch of sour near the end. Nice photo of the bottle in front of siding.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a pretty standard pale ale that had a nice bit but nothing that was too memorable excet had it at a nice wedding.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Came off as a standard pale ale to me, with a below average pallet. Didn’t pour very nicely, did not smell great, but then again, its from Cost-co what do you expect...?
topherh (1922) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and piney hops. Flavor is average pale, lightly sweet and bready malts with a fair amount of hoppy bitterness.