argo0 (12113) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft, called Front Street Pale) Clear light amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, light bread/caramel. Light-medium body.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Maui Brewing Company Brew Pub. Poured a medium amber color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of floral green hops, light caramel, and some citrus. Tastes of the same.
Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 Draught.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit).
moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery: Light caramel color; nice and frothy head. Malts had nice elements of nuts and caramel. Loved the hop profile, which was grassy and earthy. Aromas made me think of marijuana. Flavors made me think of hemp seeds. Nice pale.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. I think that this is a very good APA. Nice hoppy aroma, with good flavors of malts and hops. In a blind tasting, side by side with other well respected APAs, I would guess that this brew would hold its own
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Good hop aroma. Slightly hazy copper amber. Thin, slightly off-white head. No lace. Very nice balance. Sweet and hoppy. Wonderful APA. Most APAs are watered down IPAs; this one stands on it’s own. A very nice beer.
fordest (2028) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Golden yellow with a nice head. Hoppy aromas and flavors. Citrus and some grassiness. One of my favorites of the night.
Alphadelic (1922) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Brewpub:
A crisp , pale-golden ale with a taut and cheeky white head.
Big, sweet hops with citrus fruits giving it a real zingy aroma.
Lovely balanced fruits and wholesome cereals. Deliciously in your face. Bitter but in a mellow way.
Very crisp and light with a tight tingle on the tongue.
Very tasty and drinkable if not the most remarkable ale. Bright and zingy. Good to go for a while.
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on Maui during my honeymoon! Thank God for a understanding wife! Light orange-red with a white head. Head is 90% diminishing. Slightly cloudy. Tropical fruit aroma (could simply be grapefruit, but I swore that I could distinguish mango). Piney Cascade hop flavor, moderately bitter with nice carbonation balance. Excellently crisp, hoppy finish. Top notch. (Hey, my scores were the same as hopsrus! Queue Twilight Zone music!)
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 Went to Fish & Game for lunch and unfortunately only got to try this one beer (would have loved to sit there all afternoon and sample...). Copper color with a nice foamy head. Fruity aroma with a touch of hops. There seemed to be a nice amount of hop flavor in this for a Pale Ale. Slightly bitter bite with floral notes making it great for the 80 degree weather they were having that day (and pretty much everyday). Would love to have it again but not sure if that’s going to happen...