rohash (47) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet caramel malts with a nice hop profile, good crisp finish. I would say this is a good pale ale for the price but actually this is a very good pale ale period. I don’t think you’ll find a better american pale ale for 5.99 a six pack. This beer has now replaced sierra nevada as my standard refrigerator beer. It’s not a perfect APA. It could use a touch more hops and a little less sweetness but all in all it’s pretty darn good.
loubar (79) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. In the glass, it is clear and golden. Unassuming nose of yeast and hops. Distinctive citrus, floral hop flavor jumps out on a neutral malt base. Pleasant bitterness borders on resinous. Quite dry and light on the palate w/o being watery. Well done. This tasty little pale ale is really a session IPA in disguise.
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty decent pale ale. Nice floral and citrus aroma and a well balanced finish.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pretty unassuming pale ale. clean and refreshing. lacking in complexity with a tiny pricetag. seems like FW has either really cheap mediocre beers or really expensive really good beers."
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OK but thats about it. Fair use of hops for aroma, a little lean and dry, nothing in malt profile...great price at trader joes.
Frank (3016) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a tasty little pale ale for sure. It could almost pass as a session IPA. In the glass, it is clear and pilsener golden. It’s head is small and of mixed bubbles and leaves behind little ropes of lace. The focus here is very much on citrus zest hop notes and pleasantly resinous bitterness. It is quite dry and light on the palate w/o being watery with some floral notes coming out in the long, bitter finish. This was brewed by Firestone Walker and they did a real good job of it.
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale gold color, thin head. Hoppy aroma. Tasted like pears. Light bodied. Not a pale ale fan but enjoyed this. Nice on a warm day.
TATE (307) - Lubec, Maine, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Trader Joes. Pours yellow with no head. Big piney hop aroma. Based on the aroma, I was expecting a hop bomb APA which seems to be the trend but I found some good balance with some layers of flavor and a mellow finish. This one is pretty good.
boozedude (1985) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into glass, pale yellowish pour with thin white head, crisp aroma, taste is very smooth, some citrus, and light hopps, easy drinking
ronaldtheriot (1334) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mission St. Pale Ale has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, noticeable tiny white specs suspended throughout, and some small amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of pale malt, mild citrus, and maybe a kiss of the hops. Taste is the same, with minimal hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty light, and Mission St. Pale Ale finishes mostly dry and easy drinking. RJT
3UR0TR45H (1) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pretty pale golden color with a foamy head that sticks around for a few minutes. What you smell is what you get. Mild hops with some citrus and not much else. Great for $1 and better than Bud or Coors.