coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a golden amber with a medium white head. Aroma is caramel malt, a bit of fruit, mild hops (grass, pine, citrus). Flavor reveals a bit of rye as well. Medium body. Solid, not spectacular APA.
omhper (23729) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear golden, airy head. Light aroma of tangerine and butter. Fairly lighjt bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. A bit sweet and grainy. The mild tangerine hops are followed by a really bitter finish. A straightforward, almost nondescript pale ale.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a bright clear golden-orange color with a finger of white frothy head. The head fades down to a ring around the glass lacing nicely in the process.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and citrus and pine hops. Little bit of yeast hanging out in the background.
T - Starts off with citrus hop and bitterness and some light sweet caramel malts. Touch of grassy hops in the background. Through the middle, some stronger bitterness and yeast comes through. The finish is a mix of citrus hop and bitterness and some caramel malt sweetness that linger nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels super crisp and smooth. Finish is nice and dry and really pleasant.
D - Very drinkable. The flavors are all nice and powerful-enough and the beer is far from empty. The hop profile is pretty nice and the malt balances nicely.
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a rather standard issue APA but a pretty good one nonetheless. It’s a crystal clear pale golden orange w/ a decent foamy head. Nose has a nice floral, citrus element. Flavor is pretty well balanced w/ some simple sugary sweetness and firm, biting bitterness. Reading through some other reviews here, I’m thinking there must be freshness problems w/ this beer. There is no way what’s in my glass would have a rating of lower than 3.0 here on RateBeer. It is not a show stopper by any means but it is certainly better than average for what it is trying to be.
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, hops, and spicy rye. Flavor is lightly sweet, bready, grassy/earthy hop, wet grain, lightly spicy.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blah...a boring pale ale. Aroma was weak. Ginger ale, grains and earthy hops. Pour was a nice enough medium gold with some rising bubbles and a thin off white film for a head. Taste was very average. A little grainy with stale hops and a light malt backbone. Very generic and very boring.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Weak pale ale, too light and too bitter for what it wants to be, not very pleasant at all. The nose is flat and grainy, meaning the hops sneak up on you as you sip the pint. Thin texture mingles with an assertive, medicinal bitterness; you wait in vain for the malt sweetness to balance the dry finish, but it’s watery pine all the way down. Much better pale ales to be found on the shelves.
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear light orange and gold with a small, frothy beige head. Aromas of pine, sugar, slight citrus, and some funky malt. Light pine and citrus hop flavor, with some sweet malt. Below average.
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
translucent gold with a thin white head, sticky medium body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: piney hops, sweet citrus, and a hint of caramel.
taste: spicy astringent grain, grassy herbal hop bitterness, and a hint of caramel malt.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cookie, toast), average hops (earthy, woody, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of peach. Flavor is average malt (bread, cookie, toast), average hops (earthy, woody, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of peach. Medium-light body, low warmth, medium carbonation, and a dry finish.