Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was nice. Poured an Orange red high gravity clear liquid with an off-gold head. Aroma was clean and nicely hopped and toasty with a hint of peach. Toasted grainy malts with slightly sweet fruitiness. A little yeast and butterscotch flavours towards the finish. Very nice.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a hazy copper with a large offwhite head. leaves loads of lacing. smells very citrusy, lemon rind, and tastes lemony as well. nothing special, but not bad.very drinkable.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade. Pour is an amber-orange with a thin head of white lacy cream. Aroma is mild hops mixed with some toasty malts. Nice enough. Flavor shows off more of the hops but the malts do appear as more caramel-y in the finish. A nice little pale ale.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2008 12 oz bottle in Maui and on tap at the brewery on Hawaii. Light copper pour with small white head. Hop and caramel malt aroma. Taste is malty with some citrus hop flavors. Finishes with a hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied mouthfeel.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear amber with a medium size off-white head.
smell - grass, roasted nuts, hint of hops
taste - light, watery, bit sweet, some nuts, not much in the flavor department.
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 On tap at the St. Louis Art Festival. Pours an orange amber color with a full rocky white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and hop flowers. Delicious pale and toasted malt sweetness along with a dry hopped bitterness and slight citrus flavor. Hopped more like an IPA, but very good and well balanced.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not as hoppy as sweetwater 420 which was kinda disappointing but still a very well balanced and good buy pale ale. easy drinking, hint of citrus hops. light texture and a pretty pour.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought this one was pretty good. Copper color and a nice, floral, hoppy aroma. The hops in the flavor was just right for a pale ale. I would buy this one again.
hombrepalo (1800) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy copper color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, pine, spices, and floral hops. Taste of pine and citrus, caramel malt, grapefruit, spices, and a dry finish.
shine (3) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A wonderful beer when you don’t want to be bulldozed by an arrogant bastard. I love this stuff and I love the AB as well. There is no "best" beer. In the right time and place, they all have their merits.