Mountain Sun Retro Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Golden in color with a white head. Aroma is piney hop with a celery-like note. Mild body with some of that mysterious celery flavor and a hop finish. Interesting. Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (5909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Brilliant clear deep gold with a thin sticky off white head. Lovely resiny dank nose with floral and piney and grapefruity hops with a caramel undertone. Lovely clean floral and orange/grapefruit rind flavor with a stern body, you can kinda taste the alcohol content, with some gentle pine resin and fresh hop earthiness. Finishes floral and grapefruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2011
On tap at Southern Sun with Carla and Will. Pours a light gold with minimal foam. Smells lightly bitter. Tastes like a standard pale ale with bittering hops and a light body from the barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5451) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Nitro and Vine Street - hazy orange pour - a pretty out of balance pale here - a bit of honey and indistinct malt sweetness - kind of brash, harsh malt profile - some tangy citrus and tropical fruit through the middle - fairly strong acidity - astringent hop character, especially in the finish - what i retro about it is that it hearkens back to the early days of craft beer, when you could make a sub par pale ale and people would still think it was awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2010
sample at Mountain Sun on 4/9/10... golden pale color with a small white head... slight citrus hop nose... medium floral body backed by sweet malts... solid bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of citrus, herbs, earth, and grass. Flavor of hops (citrus, grass, pine) and caramel malt with a somewhat bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2010
On tap at MS GABF week. Pours a light hazy golden with a thin lasting head. Aroma is toasty yeasty, nutty, with good floral light citrus hops. Hoppy earthy and citrus pine hops, ok cracker light carapils sweetness, yeast-dough unfiltered a bit dirty , but good- more grass and citrus come out as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Tap at brewpub during GABF 2009.
Pours an average yellow with a grassy, earthy malt nose. Flavor is corny hops. Watery mouthfeel. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2009
draft at mountain sun. unfiltered, hazed orange/rust colored body. sweaty pine tar and spoiled honey malt nose with noble-like aromatic hops, slightly tinny, slightly dank, pine-nut character definitely there. would classify more as an english-style pale ale with american IPA bitterness. malts are tinny/metallic (like sucking on a penny) while hops have heavy bitterness and acidity while imparting no real citrus/fresh/fruit character, rather a dried grass and pine nutty flavor. good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Draught at Mountain Sun. A reasonable pale ale, and just like deScription is paying homage to the early craft pale ale brews. Light hop nose, straightforward. Typical American pake ale bitterness and moderate citrus balanced by a small malt base. Not all that complex, but certainly fun and enjoyable to throw back.

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