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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
9/11/08 On draught at Whistle Stop Alehouse, Renton Washington. This is one of their two house beers, and a dry hopped version of Islander. Aroma is a light, sweet blend of Caramel and floral PNW hops. Appearance is hazy gold with a well maintained white head. Flavor is slightly hop forward, but has a good amount of malt balance. It’s sweet but not cloying, slightly bready, and infuses well with the floral notes from the hops. Bittering is medium, sweet and has just a hint of grassiness, but no harsh earthiness. There’s a lot of citrus in the finish, but tends more to softer orange notes than harsh lemony astringency. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy, with a very faint resin/starchy texture that is not objectonable. Carbonation is medium in texture. Overall, very easy drinking for a rather complex pale ale. There’s light flavors here, but more than enough to round out the pallette for many different types of beer preferences.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
On draft at BrewPub - dry hopped version. Arrived a clear golden amber color with a small whitish head that leaves generous lace. Mild aroma with crispy florals and citrus along with toasty malts. Rich toasty and caramel malts, nice fruitiness with floral and citrus hops and a bit of spice. Medium body, creamy, tingly carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.8
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - 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.

3.3
   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 thatíll do fine when you donít need or want your socks knocked off.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Standard pale ale. I didnít pick up on the Czech hops, but there is a nice, mild hop aroma. Good flavor with sweet malt and lightly bitter hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5283) - 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.


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