SanfordBrewer (1465) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Translucent copper with a thin white head,
Aroma: bready caramel malt, and cascade hops.
Taste: crisp malt, minerality, and cascade hops.
Not adjuncty, but has an unpleasant harshness.
wlajwl (5550) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong dry hopped flavor and aroma, not a lot else. Seems more like a APA, but needs a lot more to be that, as opposed to a EPA.
BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - JAN 29, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I have to say, this is a bit of a departure for Michelob, as it seems that when it comes to any "specialty" varieties they produce, they have a tendency to be a bit heavy-handed with characteristics that would be immediately considered. Not so with their Pale Ale. There is almost no aroma to speak of, but does foreshadow a bit of the kind of sweet malty character of this relatively bland offering. Really, the dull malt flavoring is its primary feature, with a thin palate, standard brownish copper appearance, and surprisingly clean finish. Not bad, not good. Disappointing as I was either looking to love or hate it, but does not inspire any extremes one way or the other.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Was pretty disappointed in this. Can’t really tell you what I tasted because there wasn’t much taste. It had a faint hop aroma.. possibly citrus but the taste was pretty watery.
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2010
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Extremely weak for a "pale ale", this is a disappointment in a bottle. Nearly no hops present at all. Watery start that builds to a mediocre finish.
benpickens (478) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It looks good, smells good. And, at first, I thought it was good. But teh finish was somehow off - bitter but not in a good and pleasant way. I tried not to be subceptible to the animus folks feel towards the brewing giants. Interestingly, you would think all that money would allow them to make a superior beer - if they wanted to.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours nice amber with white head, aroma is touch of hops, touch of caramel malt. Taste is some earthy hops, leading into a bit of caramel, finishing a touch bitter. The tastes are all there for a english-style pale ale, but everything is really subdued.
robsohoppy (16) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
no one wants a craft beer from the big boys. a attempt to make money off of the craft beer consumer. not terrible but not greatyou might round one down before a concert to save a buck
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Color was a clear amber orange. A nice layer of head, but it fades down quickly, leaving little lacing.
Well the smell definitely is of floral hops. Not to many malts going on. A low level of pale malts. Taste is of grassy hops, a lot more than I expected.
Carbonation level is pretty good, leaving the mouthfeel a little bitter and dry, but overall not to bad.
Overall this is a decent beer for the price. Nothing too amazing for a pale ale, but at a buck a bottle what would you expect.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2008 08:13:05
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is one of the weaker cases for a pale ale I’ve seen. Now I understand this is supposed to be an "English" version so the hops are not nearly as pronounced as a typical American pale ale version but the aroma was of decaying grain, nothing of fresh hops at all. The flavor was very awful as well, a touch of burnt caramel and then a slight bittering at the end the hops make a half-assed attempt the throw some pine flavor your way but it just isn’t enough. Meh, from Michelob I’d rather just have the regular lager from them before this.