ghawener (1428) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Nothing waht I would expect from an APA; malty caramel, hints of hops all very well balanced. Finish is dry and sweet.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy coppery orange with fluffy white head and ample lacing. Subdued fruity nose with some graininess. Soft mouthfeel. Sweet but tolerable and not icky. Simple, sweet malts and some hop in the aftertaste, so fairly balanced beer at a really good price point.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy orangey-tan colour. The aroma is faint - kind of toasty, caramelly. Low bitterness. Clean, simple and approachable. Subtle toast and wood. Drinkable, but unlikely to inspire.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber, 1+ inch foamy off-white head. Yeast, bread and dough aroma. Bland yeast flavor. Medium/watery mouthfeel. Bitter finsih.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a bit of foam. Subtle smell is yeasty bready malts and light purfumy hops. Smooth medium body. Good light caramel and toasted malt taste up front with a nicely bitter finish. Very easy drinking session brew here.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a copper color with medium sized creamy head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is skunky hops. Taste is a reasonably balanced beer more on the malty side. A little thin.
Peregrinari (142) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear with very little head. Aroma is undercharged with some citrus hop notes but nothing really prominent. Flavor is once again very underwhelming. Nothing special, some citrus with malt but very mild. Palate is a bit slick with some stickiness. Overall, not one of my favorites. Drinkable but not outstanding.
uhclem (326) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average ale. Taste does not live up to the promise of the unfiltered pour. Mouthfeel was thin, as was the aftertaste. Not a bad drink, but it is blown away by many superior brews.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (BB Jul/08).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (bread, cookie, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, orange), with a light note of honey.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
The sweetness is a bit unbalanced (and kinda syrupy) and thus itís a difficult beer to drink much of, but the aroma is nice. Very malty.
gsmitty80 (1680) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought that this was a very good beer for being brewed organically. Usually, the organic beers have a different finish associate with them but this one was clean and crisp. Decent pale ale, with not too much bitterness and a sweet tone to it that was unexpected. Want to have another to rate properly.