fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to Garmonbozia, pours light amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is citrus upfront with a little caramel and pine. Flavor is rich sweet bready malts and some almond and pine nut with a strong hop presence in a finish that remains dry. Nice stuff.
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. light gold/amber with a white head. grass, spices and malts on the nose. decent on the palate, caramel, spices, and malts, nice finish as well.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from mora2000 (or ericandersnavy?). Pours a light honey colored body with no head. Smells like wheat, butter and ick. Flavor is lightly sweet, light grassy hops and ick. Fizzy carbonation. Did I mention the ick?
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Mora2000. Pours with a small white head and a golden body. Aroma is salty, caramel, wheat, plastic, clams, and oysters. Taste is apple, salty and bitter. Thin.
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice gold color with lots of carbonation. Nice head, lots of retention. Aroma of hops, not too strong. Hops are present, bitter and dry after taste.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 1/29/2010. This wheat ale pours a light orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, caramel and sweet. A medium bodied wheat pale ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and herbal. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful pour - dark golden with a one finger width white head. Tastes lightly of hops.
kramer (4690) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, via TheCheeseMan. Pours a clear dark gold body with a very large fizzy off-white head that took forever to subside. Fairly light hops on the nose with just a touch of grainy malt and a bit of buttered popcorn. Some cooked veggies as well. The flavor is rather bland and flabby malts with some leafy bitter hops. Finishes with some of that cooked veggie notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a lingering veggie and bitter finish. Fizzy forced carbonation. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a lingering veggie and bitter finish. Fizzy forced carbonation. Overall, not the most enjoyable or easy drinking APA.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a clear golden amber with a steady stream of bubbles feeding the creamy white head, allowing for great retention and some spotty lacing.
The aroma is fairly subdued, even for a pale ale. It’s got a bit of spicy/grassy hops up front and toasted malts.
The taste is a tad better but still has the same profile with some light floral hops up front on top of a bready malt backbone. Maybe some honey and a bit of wheat sweetness before a bitter, lightly hopped finish.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and extremely crisp, clean and dry in the finish.
This is definitely a drinkable pale ale but not one with any degree of complexity. Since first trying the Southern Pecan, only the Jefferson stout has stood out to me. Let’s hope that MS can pop the cap soon and let LM see what they can really do. As it is, most of their beers are starting to blend together.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow with a huge white, pillowy head. Looks about like a BMC lager. The aroma has a lot more hop character than I expected, with some pine and earthy aromas. You get some citrus and biscuit malt as well. The main flavor is piney hops. Wheat is present, but not as much as expected. The beer finishes very dry and is highly carbonated with a light/medum mouthfeel. Overall, this is a nice drinking hoppy pale wheat ale. I have not had many beers like this and would like to try it again.