BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really good, session pale. The faint hop aroma doesn’t do this beer justice...beautiful burnt orange that is perfectly clear with minimal cloud-white head. This beer is extremely clean and well-balanced. I think the description is deceiving in that I wouldn’t place the mouthfeel at "medium to full-bodied" but it’s a very good, easy drinkin’ beer.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber/copper color with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and sweet malt. Taste is the same but a tad bit light. Still pretty good.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I didn’t like this beer as much as everyone else I guess. Amber color with an average head. Very light hop aroma and flavor. I was hoping for more bitterness from it. A little too sweet and malty for me. Just average.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not your average pale ale. Needs a bit more hop bitterness. Good smooth drinking beer with some real character. too sweet for the class. Minimal head and lacings. Nice amber color. Good session brew. Think of it as something between a lager and a pale ale. Would be great in Hawaii. My bottle cap said Aloha = goodbye. Recommended.
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really like this beer, although I think one of the the best things it has going for it is it’s appearance - what a beautiful coppery-red tone. Great hoppy malt flavor - bordering on rich (I’ll leave it at full). Hints of yeast popping through as it spreads on the palate. Finishes bittery-smooth.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a healthy head. Has a sweet floral aroma with a taste to match. Sweet with a mild bitterness. Beer is not bad, but I really like the bottle cap which apparently teaches you Hawaiian (moana = ocean), its a nice little touch.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty sweet for a pale ale. Hops are defined but not really balancing the sweetness out. Drinkable, enjoyable, and not too bad.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. I haven’t been that impressed with Kona to this point but enjoyed this one. Comparable to other solid pale ales. Light brown color with a thin head. Slight hop aroma - pleasant and fragrant. Sweet malty body very pleasing to the palate. Drinkable and appropriately complex for this style.
PamelaCupcakes (2) - USA - JAN 8, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one knocked out Deschutes’ Mirror Pond as my favorite American pale ale. Bitter, but more balanced without the syrup-y aftertaste.
BREWMUSKCLES (2403) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not a bad pale ale per se. decent malt profile a bit like caramel. decent hop profile along the grapefruit line. nice copper color indicitive of decent. refreshing, a touch velvety with adequate carbonation. a little extra fruit punch in the finish with a hint of bitters.