presario (4901) - 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 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, 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.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Green Dragon in Portland, Oregon--Served in a stemmed goblet--Poured a hazy amber-copper body with a welcoming thick white head. Biscuity and floral hops coexist in a surprisingly delicious brew. Spiciness and nuttiness linger over an array of citrusy quaffs. This is one of the best "regular" New Belgian brews in a while.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, yeasty aroma. Honeydew, floral pine hops, bisquit malty. Fresh cut grass, lite spice (clove, nutmeg).
Taste is subdued grassy hops up front, nice balanced mid with citus (lime), melon and malt notes. Floral hops finish.
Palate is lightly bitter, very smooth texture.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bountiful head with a nice clear amber color. Very fresh hop aroma. Malty smooth in the flavor with some nice bitter hops. Citrisy very quaffable. Mellow finish. This beer gives full sail a run for its money.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Decent amount of mild citrus hops and caramel malt on the nose. Some dough and dry cracker malt as well. A lush citrus character takes over after a while as well. Pours a remarkably filtered looking amber/gold with a thick white head. Flavor is heavy on the doughy malt with just a touch of bitter hops. Medium bodied with a short finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Bman1113VR. Pours a pale orange color with a small white head. Nose is pine, citrus, floral, hops, and bread like malt. Taste is some caramel, floral, and apply. Finish is somwhat bitter but drinkable and an odd taste lingers. Not bad but kind of weak for an apa.