JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Brewgrass 2007. Clear straw color with a medium-thick white head. Pretty mild aroma hop-wise, the graininess is more noticable on the nose. Very mild hop presence taste-wise. Tastes like a well-hopped golden.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light copper color, with a small off white head. Piney hop aroma seems to dominate the smells. Very mild citrus is there too. The flavor was mild hops, pretty bitter though, with some skunky characters. pretty watery and lacking of any semblance of complexity. Pretty boring and uninteresting. Although drinkable for what it is.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. pours a nice golden amber color.Aroma is piney and hops with a medium mouthfeel.Flavor is hoppy and bitter.The finish was bitter as well.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Name: Natty’s Pale Ale
clear gold, fine dirty white head, drippy lace, nice citrus hop aroma, lots of good hop flavor on a nice caramel backbone with just the right amount of sweetness to balance, good citrus character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Name: Southern Ple Ale
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: clear dark gold, wispy off white head,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with fresh floral hops,
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor with additional caramel sweetness, lots of balancing hop flavor, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours honey gold with white head. The aroma is piney with some dark grain and hints of tangerine. The flavor is tangerine and pine with a kick of sugar behind it. Sappy pine flavor continues into finish. Somewhat leathery aftertaste.
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap-pours a retaining foamy off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is sweet citrus hops. Taste is sweet citrus/pine hops-bitter, secondary medium malt. Clean mouth feel. Good effervescence.
bubbleflubber (1709) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Orange-amber pour with no real head nor lace of which to speak. The nose is grassy. This is at first reminiscent of an ESB with pale malt and biscuits. The finish is dry and hopped with biscuit notes still available. This APA cleanses the palate very well, even with heavier American food (burgers, clubs, cheeses, etc.). Its lengthy finish, dry-hopped, is quite indicative of style, and makes for a great example of an APA.
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pale ale seems like every other at first but let it ramble through your mouth and you’ll notice a caramel-smoky flavor that makes it a very unique but still veryu authentic pale ale.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2007 On draft at the Piedmont Ale House in Burlington. Clear deep gold under a medium white head with very good staying power. Pine and citrus on the nose, just like the description promises. Medium body and carbonation, mildly resinous palate, but pretty clean. Honey like sweetness countered by a grapefruit bitterness that leads to a long dry finish. Not bad at all.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Durham World Beer Festival. Murky gold with a small off white head. Mild grapefruit and light pine nose. Fruity, light flavors, more grapefruit and pine. Not bad.