brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty slightly carmel aroma. Really thought I would smell more hops. Malty thick first taste sort of a bitter aftertaste then quickly goes to dry. A little more hoppiness and this would be a real favorite
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber body, minimal white head. Generic piney hop aroma. Light caramel malt flavor that’s dominated by resiny, piney hops. Overall, an enjoyable pale.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: copper with a decent head. Citrus/pine hop aroma. flavor the same with some malt to balance. Nice hop bite at the end. Decent pale ale for sure.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried as part of a beer sampler at the Milwaukee Ale House. Has a mild aroma, but was very hard to tell (and I was in a private room, largely removed from the smoke and food). Has a medium brown amber body, with a white head. Wonderful, nicely bitter flavor. Also has good body and carbonation. Overall, I liked this one, and I would consider it one of the Ale House’s best.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is decidely hoppy with a ton of bitterness and not a lot of citrusiness. I had a hop itch to scratch, and this beer accomplished that.
Appearance is a hazy golden color with a minimal amount of head. Appearance was ugly in a way, but definitely signaled that this beer contained some serious hoppiness (which would work counter to that ugliness). Aroma was lightly citrus-y and very good. Flavor was not as good; very dryly bitter but without any pine or citrus notes. Personally, I like bitter, but believe bitter is better when accompanied by something else like pine or fruitiness. Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, and not really sticky. Pleasant, but not too drinkable.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazey orange copper body with a nice moderately sized white head. Plenty of lacing on the glass and citrus fruit that bubbles up through this highly carbonated brew. Tight, crisp hop flavor followed by a sweet and bitter battle to the finish.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful amber gold with a decent sized whitish head mostly dissipating. Nose is both hops and malt. Fairly creamy on the palate, taste is hoppy but not overly bitter. A mild pale ale, this one pairs well with pretzels and Dusseldorf mustard.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 11/4/09. Poured into my pint glass. Pours a very cloudy brownish-orange with a huge rocky off-white head on top. Good retention; leaves little lace. Smells of sharp grapefruit, pine resin, and a slight whiff of honey on the finish.
The body has a wet aspect as I sip. Carbonation level is low/moderate. Could stand to be a bit fuller in this area. Flavor is of a nice citrus bitterness at the onset, slightly spicy. Nothing harsh though. Has a great bready finish that I really enjoy. Some toasted bread crust in there as well. There’s a nice balance with this beer, as I continue to sip the malty sweetness comes through more and more. This is a splendid Pale.
starewich (169) - - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange, head dissipates quickly. Strong nose of orange and peach. The hops are resin and the malt is tangy. Like much of Milwaukee Ale House’s line, this is an excellent standard example of its style but lacks distinctive traits.
beerbaaron (1933) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Medium amber color with light sticky head. Sweet citrus, light pine aroma. Crisp and clean. Flavor follows nose. Like all other MKE brews, very flavorful, very drinkable, and well balanced