weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint yellow pour with a thin white head. Not much aroma present. The body is somewhat thin, with a crisp, refreshing palate. Very little taste, just some faint citrus near the end. A bit watery, but this does make me think "fresh". A decent session brew.
vikingguy (746) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold. Small aroma of cereal grains and hops. Taste is pretty basic. Corn, barley, hops, yeast, beer. Decent body, good balance. Canít say anything bad about it. First orgainic beer Iíve had.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-sampled this many times over the past 3 years. bright orange witha small foamy white head. nose is somewhat non-descript, but includes light biscut, sweet hops, and spicy notes. green hop flavors-organic and green! some nice yeast twang (a characteristic of this brewery) shows up in the palate that makes me think this is a lager for some reason. nice hoppy/spicy finish. great sessionable beer. Why the low ratings? another case of big beer bias? i guess. New Glarus-one of my top 5 fav american brewers.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím not sure of a reason to drink this beer except for sessions. There isnít much flavor except a really faint aftertaste. Donít bother.
Mora2000 (5309) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours a hazy yellow color. Smells more like a wheat beer than a pale ale, with no detectable hop smell. Taste is a little citrus and malt. There is a little hop presence, but not much. A nice, very drinkable beer but not what I was expecting from an American Pale Ale.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Organic is fine, but I donít fetishize it, and there are some areas where organic usually produces worse results (thatís particularly true in high-end chocolates). Here the problem isnít the organic ingredients, I suspect, but the basic beer. I didnít think I would see this beer called an "American Pale Ale" when I went to look it up--I just drank it with my brother-in-law for the pre-present opening Christmas libations. It is definitely more well rounded than a kolsch--I thought, "hmmm, a touch of Belgian ale here?"--mostly because the finish gives such a dry hoppiness and slight vegetal quality. I can definitely see the influence of the Hallertau hops, which are not a favorite of mine. Yellow and overall plain complexion, including the palate, which is moderately bubbly.
changeup45 (1700) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from biggcb. Dirty gold color thatís topped with a moderate off-white head with just a few patches of retention. The aroma is airy; some caramel, grains, floral notes and fruit but itís a really mild scent. Easy drinking beer, probably a decent drink after some yard work, whatever, but the flavor is overall watery and bland and pretty much in line with the aroma. Caramel and doughy malts. Hops are resiny with a splash of citrus. Very little bitterness. Drinkable but not a lot there and it takes some digging to figure out whatís going on.
Block (1190) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour. Tastes great. Very easy to drink. Nice balance between the sweet malts and a slight hop finish. Some particulate. I honestly didnít expect much from this beer and I thought the "organic" tag was only there as a gimmick but this beer is really good.
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear, golden brown color. Two-finger head of white foam. Retention is pretty good. Lacing is spotty, but decent.
The nose is very light. Some grass, maybe some corn, and a light floral hint.
Tastes of corn and barley notes. Light hints of grass and maybe some malts. Hint of hops, lightly. Ends with a weird, bitter twang, that is slightly off-putting.
Light and crisp.
If I liked macros, I think that I might like this one more. As it is, I donít really like it much, at all. I donít think Iíll be having this one again.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy gold with a nice off-white head. Nose is floral & spicy hops, some candied orange peel, very light toffee malt. Flavor is amazing floral & earthy hops - a bit of mint, a bit of honey, a bit of lemon. Perfectly rounded out by a nice crisp maltiness. Perhaps a bit sweet, but I bought this bottle a few months ago. I think the low score here comes from this being so unlike other APAs due to the Hallertau. Its more Kellerbier than APA & I love it.