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Light malty flavor and subtle hop character, Islander Pale Ale is a refreshingly different style of pale ale. Hop flavor supplied by Czechoslovakian hops, Unique!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Hazy golden in color with a little white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Malty and hoppy spicy aroma. Spicy crisp tangerine flavor. Piney hoppy notes. Finish is sweet. Dry tasting. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle from Bierkraft. Pours without much head. Flavor has a crisp tangerine zest tanginess to it. Dry and dusty with a long, sweet finish. Seems like a nice candidate to end up in a firkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a clouded gold with very little head. Nose is light fruits with a very faint touch of piney hops. Almost an effervescent orange on there as well. Very light. Flavor has a hoppy tone to it. Full, but not overpowering. Strong, but not shoving it down your throat. I guess I will describe it as full. Feel is a bit thicker on the liquid and high on carbonation. Very drinkable. A well crafted and calmer APA. Worth a shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
on tap-pours a retaining thin white head that laces and yellow/gold color. Aroma is mild citrus/lemon-hops. Taste is nice citrus/lemon zest/pine hops-some bitter, faint malt. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Judicious, clever hopping keep this APA subtle and unassuming. A decent, drinkable beer that’ll do fine when you don’t need or want your socks knocked off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: October 11, 1996
Source: Brewfest, Newport, OR
Appearance: amber, whispy head
Aroma: slight hop aroma
Flavor: crisp hop flavor, slight bitter finish, reminisant of an english pale ale

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4

Date: September 17, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Jolly Roger Taproom
Appearance: hazy copper, fine white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, bready, caramel, floral
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of floral hops, light balancing bitterness, nice bready character, light earthyness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Standard pale ale. I didn’t pick up on the Czech hops, but there is a nice, mild hop aroma. Good flavor with sweet malt and lightly bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Bottleworks in Seattle. Pours a hazy orange amber brew with a thick white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrusy zest, with some orange/tangerine character. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with a orange citrus zest with just a hint of caramel malt. The extra bitterness brings in a metalic texture. Finish is dry, slightly spicey with a sour orange flavor that lingers around for a while. The brewer has no shyness in using hops in this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Cloudy light orange body. Very nice corange citrus hop nose. Flavor begins with a little bit of malt, develops and unfortunate metallic tinge mid palate, and then slides into the citrus hops I found in the nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Draught from the Jolly Roger in Seattle. Expected bigger things from this pale ale. Nothing about it was bad, but nothing really stood out either. Probably had something to do with being placed in the middle of a 5-beer sampler.

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