jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Golden with a smaller white head. Aroma is lightly floral and a bit grassey. Taste is grainy with light grassey hops and a little bit of malt. Rather sour and brash. Sampled at some dive bar in Sun Valley... could have been foul tap lines? I’ll try to re-rate this one.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with a nice white head. Aroma of hops, malt, and citrus. Flavor is hops, malt sweetness, a little grapegruit. Good carbonation and nice mouthfeel. I liked this more than I thought I was going to.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Foley Pack from Kegs & Barrels in McKinney, TX. Pours a nice clear deep gold with white head....not great retention but laced the glass. Aroma of obvious grapefruit. Flavor is strong hoppy grapefruit, light sweet malt, and a nice hoppy bitter......Palate is medium-high carbonation, medium body....Good stuff!!!!! Very refreshing....
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper into the glass with a small head that fades. Aroma is kind of a woody hop scent with some sweetness. Flavor is nice and crisp with plenty of hop and toasty malt flavor. A little more subdued than Sierra Nevada, but really this is one of my favorite beers I’ve had from New Belgium for just an everyday beer. I hope they start selling it in 6 pks soon!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a small head and a citrusy-grainy aroma. Flavor has some light citrus hops with a subdued bready malt taste. Light finish. Not bad, but somewhat of a run-o-tha-mill APA.
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Belmont Station. Mad head. Crisp amber. Nice aroma. Light woody ale.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is light with simple sweet malt and low earthy hops, very little true flora. Appearance is very good, with a lightly hazy straw color and a well retained fluffy white head. Flavor is muted overall, with bready malt having low sweetness and hops again earthy and lacking the planty, c-hop character that while being typical, would really help this brew. Mouthfeel is light bodied with very low carb bite and a starchy finish. Overall, its very easy drinking, but this comes at the expense of having any real character.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
im not a huge fan of just straight up pale ales, but this one is very tranquil and chill and drinkable, almost without even noticing. Very well balanced, solid session beer.
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m a huge pale-ale fan...what can I say. I just love this brewery and the balanced approach to the American Pale. Hits all notes on cue - from amber-maltiness to the smooth and mellow, hoppy finish. RIGHT ON!!
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a hearty white head that mellows, then rests as a lasting thin layer. Very nice aroma. Smells just like fresh hops! Taste is a little understated. Floral flavor with a hint of biscuit...? Finishes smooth and is an easy drinker.