Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fine american pale ale. Pours nicely coppery, with small white head. the nose is floral hops and yet still surprisingly sweet. Hops rule the flavor and is lack of density separate the from an IPA.
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good apa. Coppery colored with lots of effervesence. Kind of a sweet aroma. The flavor is hop forward. Maybe a tiny bit thin, but it is an APA, not an IPA, although it could almost cross over.....3.2 is probably a bit low.
morrdt (710) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL. Pours a nice copper color with a small head. Nice malt aroma with a touch of hops. Taste is hoppy, a bit of floral notes. Awesome.
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark amber with a thin off white head. mostly malt on the nose with a smooth malt flavor and a good thickness. i could see this being a daily drinker on hot days.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with almost no head. My label is different than the example shown, so I may have an older bottle (mine is a green mountain, yellow sky, palm trees and the ocean with ocean liner). Nose is mainly malt with a touch of citrus hops. Palate has a malty bread-like taste with a slight bitter hop bitter aftertaste. I hope for this beer’s sake that I have an older bottle, as it’s not a good representative of the style if it’s a fresh one.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Flying Saucer with Zinister and Malt-O-Meal. Pours a rich amber with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is sweet grapefruit and mild orange. Flavor is mild malted grapefruit, strawberry, and peach. Easy-to-take mouthfeel. Nice, refreshing, and approachable; worth another try.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Flying Saucer, drank with Kaggie97 and Maltomeal. Gold amber color with small head. Pretty straightforward nose of hops and malts. Flavor is the same, with a touch of caramel. Surprisingly better than I expected. Solid Pale Ale.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft from Kona brewery. Pours dark orange with a offwhite head, aroma of citrus and hops. Flavor is hops, citrus , carmel and sweet malts. Was very enjoyable.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light amber, almost dark orange with moderate off white head that leaves some lace.
Light scents of caramel malt and roasted barley with fruity and floral hops slightly dominating.
Sweet lightly roasted malts and nice hop bittering throughout. Mostly roasted barley, caramel, light ripe fruit and bit of citrus before the woodsy bittering takes over.
Moderate-heavy carbonation, but not too stingy. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark gold, thin off white head. Spicy aroma. Thin bodied slightly malty with a little bit of hops (not enough in my opinion).