fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Definitely not fresh, zero hop presence, and a more developed maltiness than in a fresh, crisp pale ale, but despite that, showed some nice features. Rich caramel, honey, brown sugar, and steadily increasing cereals (oat, barley) made for an interesting beer. Would like to see what sort of hops this one presents, but Id drink it again in this form too.
LilBeerDoctor (3581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of stale wheat malt and slight fruits. Flavor of raisins, lots of malt. Rather malty for an APA. Just ok for me, would have preferred some more hops in this.
topherh (1917) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not sure what make this Hawaiian style seemed pretty average to me. Light hops and a little malt nothing real exciting.
Oscbert (1194) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Pours a cloudy gold color with creamy white head.
~Light hop and berry scent, some caramel.
~Berry and citrus hop flavor, pretty malty as well. Good balance.
~Texture feels a bit off. A bit thick and oily. Quick bittersweet finish.
~Enjoyable brew. A bit more malty than I prefer pale ales too be.
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a showcase for hops. Strong leafy hop aroma along with some honey and malt. A bit chewy and thick for a pale ale, it is nonetheless solid, bright and flavorful, with prominent hop flavor without the bitterness, and a strong malt backbone. One of the better light pale ales, good if you don’t want excessive bitterness.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a crystal clear copper color with an off-white head that had a thin layer lasting and light lace. Very subdued aromas of hops and perfume. Flavors of grass and caramel. Medium body with a light bitterness.
gte620v (29) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft. Decent pale ale, but nothing special. The flavor is weak and the body lacks umph. there is just not much going on with this brew.
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark yellow to orange color, thin head. Tast was surprisingly good, with some sweet notes up front followed by a nice bitter hoppiness. The bitter backnotes were very nice. The overall beer was much better than I had been expecting!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with a white head. Sweet citrus and floral hoppiness with a light caramel backbone. Not bad.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-orange with a thin white head that leaves only a cover with wispy fingers of lacing. Caramel malt aroma, piney light hops, taste is good caramel backbone and a nice bitter hoppiness.