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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Has a golden amber color and a light refreshing body. (Editor’s Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company under the name "Humboldt Pale Nectar Ale" until the acquisition by Firestone Walker.)


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden-amber body with a large white head. Citrus aroma. Mild hoppy flavor. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2005
This was an excellent pale ale. It had a balance of hops and malt that were a pleasure to drink. The color was of light amber with a nice head that dissapated before the ale was consumed. The finish was smooth and worthy of buying another. This was confusing to find. It is bottled as "Pale Nectar".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Bottled as "Pale Nectar". Clear amber gold with a nice eggshell head. Aroma of maltiness and very floral hops. Taste has notes of moderately sweet malt, caramel, citrus/grapefruit and floral hops. Good level of sweetness with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium/full and round on the palate with lively carbonation. Good lacing and head retention. Doesn’t stand out but is a solid quaffable traditional APA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
This one pours a slightly hazy orange color with and good sized off white head that threatened to overflow the glass on a regular pour. The head dropped fairly quickly to a topping of bubbles but did leave great looking lacing around the glass. The nose is defiantly kicking with hops. There are notes of citrus and pine here as well as a slightly sweet malt undertone, caramel I believe. A nicely balanced taste is here with an emphasis on hops. There is a nice citrus hop taste at the front that is followed by a malty caramel flavor with a slight bittering at the end. This brew also has a little bit of bite to it, which is nice. Good mouthfeel about medium with good carbonation. Pretty good drinkability as I could throw a few of these back easily. Not a bad pale ale at all with good hopping so if you come across it give it a shot.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 10, 2004
it was ok when i lived in eureka and could get a 6 pack for about 3 bucks.although not really into it now that its 7 bucks.just not really my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Gold hue with thin white fluffy head. Aroma is exploding with casscade hops and floral notes. Flavor is a dirty mouthfeel and contains grapefruit, earth, honey, flower and those wonderful hops. So much better than the frist time i had this. An apology to Humboldt brewing for the nasty rating i gave this in my beginning beer tasting days.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2487) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Pours a golden color with a little red to it. Tastes and smells extremely hoppy. Alot of flavor. Tastes quite good. Very crisp and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3216) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 27, 2004
bottled "pale nectar" Pours a golden yellow hue with nice bubbly white head. Sweet c-hop aroma-honey and lemon. i smell fresh centenial hops on this one. flavors are hoppy, but pale/crystal malts. Iced tea like qualities, but not in the bad way. Very long, grapefruit lemon finish. nice pale!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
(12-ounce bottle) Fruity and mildly sweet, but not especially malty, this pale ale also has an ample supply of fresh-tasting and moderately bitter hops that balances the sweet malt from start to finish; Bitterness is strongest in the long-lasting finish, and is flavorful and enjoyable; Very fruity and sweet nose with a moderately strong aroma of dry hops; Golden in color and slighty cloudy; Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly well carbonated; A whole lot of carbonation bubbles rise quickly through the beer and keep the large, fluffy, off-white head alive for a long time; Rings and dense patches of lacing coat the glass

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
The overall result of this was somewhat flavorless. It was like the malts and hops actually canceled each other out and produced nothing. When I looked a little closer, there’s a bitter, grassy finish. Similar mouthfeel to the other Humboldts I’ve tried.


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