AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear amber with a fleeting head. Nice piney hop, grassy aromas. Smooth medium body. Good floral and pine hop flavors on a lightly sweet pale malt base. Another classic 80’s micro from these guys.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep golden with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of grassy notes. Sweet malty flavour with hints of hops, toasted malt and caramel notes. Slightly bitter finish.
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18-Jun-08 (12-oz bottle: Purchased 12-May-08 for $1.89 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) This is a pretty basic American pale ale. It’s malty and lightly sweet with grainy, pale malt flavors and a mild huskiness toward the finish. Bitterness is mild and smooth, and the gentle hop flavors are piney and dusty with a hint of weediness. Medium in body and carbonation, but uninteresting on the palate. Medium-golden in color and somewhat hazy in appearance with a half inch of off-white head. Retention is average, the foamy layer fading to a thick ring while leaving some patchy lace on the glass. In general, this is a drinkable pale ale, but mild and somewhat boring because of the lack of crisp, focused hops.
heemer77 (5077) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. The body was dark amber with a light khaki head. The aroma was strong peanuts with some light oranges. There was also some whole wheat bread. The taste was bitter grapefrit some some almonds. A black tea finish. A decent APA.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Well, while the nut brown went down, this went up on the re-rate. A really nice fresh sessionable flavor.
Original 3.5 Not much aroma. This is an okay beer. Most of the hops come out in the finish. The flavor seems a little odd at first but overall it’s decent.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a moderate white head, some lace. Smells nutty, slightly hoppy and malty. Tastes nutty as well, I guess that’s the hops. Very malty as well. Medium body, ok carbonation.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Citrus floral hop aroma is prominent (and promising). Malt character is bready, sweet but not over done, hop flavors balance well. Mouthfeel is medium, finish is satisfying bitter. A very decent APA, I would certainly have another.
bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as Paranoid Pale Ale. So much hop it suggests cat pee (that’s a good thing). I say citrus/floral (not grapefruit) with some resin/pine. Color is darkish coppery with tiny bubbles. The white head ringed quickly. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is hop - starting with pine, passing to grapefruit, and back. There is some malt, but balance favors hop! Finishes crisp and dry. Pretty good APA.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
clear copper, wispy off white head,
slightly sweet crystal malt aroma with a hint of lemon tartness and soapy hops,
dry malt flavor with a light tart lemon character, light floral hops,
Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 4/20
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is now called Paranoid Pale Ale for the record. Pours goldish with a thin head. Nice citrus and floral aroma with light biscuity notes. Also somewhat fruity aroma as well. Medium bitterness in the flavor with nice grapefruit, biscuity notes and softer fruit such as tangerines and oranges. Nice and crisp in the finish with a little dryness. A very good APA.