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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.)


FROTHINGSLOSH's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 I have liked a number of this brewer’s beers now. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a bright bronze color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma is strong with fruity and flowery hops. The flavor is sweet and lightly tangy with strong grapefruit and light floral hops. A bitter hop finish lingers. A nice pale ale but not as good as the Red Nectar.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2227) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2011
On tap. Pours an orange red color with a medium sized head. Sweet and somewhat thick with lots of muted citrus. Very well balanced. Well crafted for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3414) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of hop oils, grassy hops, floral hops, citrus hops, a touch of tropical fruits, and bready malts. Flavor of citrus hops, hop oils, grassy hops. Palate is slightly weaker than I’d prefer for such a hoppy beer. Overall, very drinkable and tasty, great hop character. 8/4/7/4/15 [3.8/5]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Humboldt Brewing Company--Nectar Ales--Firestone Walker Brewing Company--Pale Necter--2005 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV--40 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Golden Ale. Beer of the Month Club Selection June, 2005. Mild lacy head. Clear bright golden color. Rich floral hop front. Crisp tangy dry sweet tangy grapefruit pale caramel body. Clean fresh rich earthy citrus hop spice dry end. Hoppy Golden Ale. Sampled 6/30/2005.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
12oz bottle. Light honey colored pour. Thick white head. Malty, floral nose. Nice balance with it leaning toward the malt near the front. Slight hop bitterness near the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Bright orange, thick off-white head with early scant lace. Very fruity aroma of nectarines and melons. Caramel malt and citrus resinous hops, surprisingly little of the fruit aroma translates onto the palate. Very flavourful and very sessionable!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chandler0201 (640) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2008
Pours a dark hazy straw color with minimal whitish head. Aroma of hops and grapefruit. Taste is bitter (too bitter for the style) to the point where it affects drinkability, otherwise this would have been rated higher.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Pours hazy deep dark straw with off-white head. Nose is juicy wet hops, tropical fruit. Tastes piney hoppy, with a solid malt bill, and some grapferuit, tangerine, and piney notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
A refreshing classic. Great floral aroma, crisp bitter hops in the taste. Highly drinkable, and very hoppy for those looking to veer away from the maltier Pale Ales.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
Paprika, grapefruit and wood aroma. Cloudy golden pour, no head. Floral marigold on the palate but virtually flavorless.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 12oz bottle. Clear amber-gold with a white head; some sediment. Smells like nectar, honey, and flowers. Sweet like honey flavor, with a little hop balance, but definitely a mild pale ale. Nice malt fruitiness, but could use a little more hop bite and bitterness. Light body with smooth carbonation, and a slight stickiness. Really fruity and sweet for an apa, but pretty drinkable.


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