seymour (1384) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Pours a bright amber color with creamy off-white head, little lacing. Strong aromas of bread, aggressive American hops and ale yeast esters. Taste is true-to-style for an American Pale Ale but more malt complexity than typical: I’m picking up plain pale, some caramel, maybe some biscuit or aromatic and even a little roasted barley or other unmalted grain. I’m not sure what "honey malt" is, but the resulting beer tastes great.
JoePeesie (854) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A soils APA. Nicely balanced easy drinking. I am hoping that New Belgium makes this their next canned offering.
Vir4030 (494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma floral and hoppy. Clear light amber good head very fine foam and a good moustache. Flavor a bit bitter and dry hops.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with two fingers of solid off-white head.
S: Smells of citrus hops and a bit of stale bread. Plenty of floral hop notes, which are probably the best part of the aroma. A light toast note and just a little bit of bread. Not much else...
T: The flavor is a bit grassy with a moderate bitterness. A little bit of citrus peel flavor along with some floral hops. Bready malt with some toast and pale, cracker malts.
M: Medium bodied with a moderate to high carbonation.
O: Just an okay example of a pale. Don’t think I would make this one a repeat beer.
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber with slight off white head, holds a lace. Sweet and slightly floral nose. Excellent feel in the mouth from start to finish. Grass and floral predominate in the hops, with little residual malt flavour. Overall a very enjoyable american pale ale.
ALLOVATE (2333) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much to look at; pours a light amber with shy, sparse carbonation and bright as bright. Sloppy white pad dons it, holds well but leaves mere hairlines of lace. Piney, slightly acidic, lemon and lime zest on the nose with undertones of burnt toast and doughy malt, honey and herbal tea - unexpected. Quite nutty in the mouth, again a pronounced burnt toast flavour comes through levelled by notes of fresh baked, grainy wholemeal loaf and a solid dose of peppery and raw fresh hops. A little fruit such as lychee, lime and pear develops in the tail. Drops off all hops, medially bitter and very clean and short. The tea plays in, as does the sweetness of honey as it warms. This is interesting stuff, I like it. Comes across more English than American. Fits the session ale bill for me nicely, and I like the story of the Aussie border collie. (12fl/oz, BB 22/05/11, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
clevelandbruno (58) - Half Moon Bay, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The only thing good about this beer is the story behind the history of this beer. It’s a cute story of Might Arrow who used to roam the brewery and blah blah blah but other than that, this brew is nothing to brag about.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Kellys ABQ NM-on tap-pours a rich off white head and gold color. Aroma is herbal lemon merange/spice, some light malt. Taste is herbal lemon merange/spice, some light malt with some sweetness. Semi drying finish.
cmc619 (386) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful pour into Estrella Damm tall pint glass. 2" off-white head, dark gold beer. Soft, sweet aroma with the lightest touches of banana and pine. Flavor is full, mouthfeel balanced, finish light. Hops are in check. Nothing earth-shattering, but pretty nice.
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Callahan’s Pub. Poured into a Shaker.
Large amount of frothy white head that lasts and lasts leaving excellent lacing. Color is light orange.
Aroma is a light amount of malt. Toffee and honey. With a light amount of flowery hops.
Light bodied with an oily texture, it has lively carbonation and almost no finish.
Palate is lightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Overall, it wasn’t too bad. Nothing I would seek out but maybe something I would buy on a discount rack at my local bottle shop.