Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Firestone Walker. Nice orange color with little white head. Nice hop aromas with floral and light citrus notes. Flavor was great mix of mats and hops that was very easy to drink and had a nice finish. Good beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy orange, fine off white head, webs of lace, sweet floral hop aroma, creamy body, sweet malt flavor, nice carmel sweetness beautifully blended with mellow hop flavor, light bitterness, a wonderful flavorable sessionable pale ale
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light golden color with a nice white head that retains well and does manage to leave some lacing. I get some citrus, lemon, a touch of grapefruit, and just a hint of pine. The aroma also has a little bit of bread and biscuit notes. Taste contains some biscuit and caramel, followed quickly by citrus-y hops. Mouthfeel is a little less than medium with medium levels of carbonation followed by a dry finish. This one didn’t finish up as well as I would have liked, but it is pretty nice beer here. I’d probably get this from time to time if it were available to me.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy fordest. Mostly clear dark orange with a moderate soapy white head. Mild aroma, light floral hop aroma with some supporting malt tones. Nice thick palate for a pale. Clean tasting, with a biscuity malt middle and a finish that is lightly hoppy. Very refreshing and drinakble. Wish I could session this.
kramer (5064) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, via STEPHENDR. Pours a hazy dark yellow gold with a few small floaties under a minimal fizzy white head that vanished quickly. Aroma is quite light, some floral hoppiness and some doughy malt mostly. Lighter notes of tangerine and peach. Very lightly hoppy flavor with minimal bitterness and some doughy bready malt. Mouthfeel is fairly thin and watery with light soft carbonation. This one was pretty much a loser. Not alot to hang your hat on here, even for an APA there wasn’t much flavor.
chadje (181) - California, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2007 A pretty good pale ale. Not as good as their regular ale. Pours a nice light amber color, smells sweet, hoppy, like most pale ales. Nothing distinguished about it, but a good pale ale.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours clear, deep golden with a white, lacing head. Very fresh and fruity hop aroma. Fairly light in body with a weak malt base, but the aroma hops are incredibly fresh and fruity with accents of peaches and exotic fruits. The finish is dry but not really bitter. 290307
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Pours a very transparent color of straw with some subtle clover honey tones and a healthy serving of foamy white head. Clean, refreshing aromas of lemon zest with just a hint of pink grapefruit sweetness. Some very subtle notes of light toffee malts linger beneath the hoppy bouquet. Light bodied, crisply carbonated refreshing mouthfeel. Lots of hop flavor without a lot of bitterness makes this an easy drinking herbal treat. A touch of pithy grapefruit and orange zest compose most of the hop character. Finishes with a pleasant balance of toasted cereal and floral hops.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lemon grass aroma sits atop a light golden ale with fluffy, thick head and tons of suspended floaties. Crisp and light citrus flavor with tons of columbus hops at play. Very clean and lightly sweet. Not a bad pale at all.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Gold, nice head and great lacing. Nose of full on citrusy hops, very San Diegan. Grassy, grapefruity. Nice maltiness and intense hoppy notes. The flavor is balanced, dry-hopped, so not too bitter. Finishes clean, light, drinkable.