Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Well, I most of had the new recipe, because this beer was magnificent. Nice honey body with a lasting 1/2 inch head. Nose-good fresh clean hops. A great classic APA clean hoppy nose. Taste-my first impression is that this is a bit thin, but good. What it has, it does well with, if you know what I mean. The hops are in the background and upfront at the same time while the malt is balanced just right with the hops. The only NXNW beer that I ordered twice..
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a lightly hazed orangeish yellow with a white head. aroma is hop forward malts. flavor is hoppy bitter and slightly malty. decent pale ale
ansermadide (1459) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Sample from February 23, 2007 Beer Club Meeting; on tap at NXNW in Austin on July 20, 2008) Semi-cloudy pale gold. Hard to target in on the aroma. Taste is just bitter/pale enough to raise the eyebrow but leaves no aftertaste. Thin, sweet… delicious.
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonder as ever w/ brewpubs how this compares to the last batch. Enjoyed. Plenty hoppy, a bit grainy and the hops seem ?? Well, I'm glad they're there - just wondering what kind was used? While not my favorite pale ale, I don't see there being any lack of bittering. I just want to have another to see if I can tell more what is in there.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours with a rocky off white head over a clear gold body. Aroma is grass, hops, pine, pretzels and a slight fruitiness. Flavor is slightly astringent, biscuit, pretzels, and a bit of hoppiness on the back end. Nice bubbly mouthfeel.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight woodiness and hoppiness in the flavor and finish. Perhaps served a few degrees too warm, and it seemed like it was off-balance, the maltiness was perhaps a bit too prominent. They really shouls hop this one more.
mmmbeer (1213) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at NXNW- very small off white head, cloudy hazen amber appearance, aroma of hops and, for some reason, light evergreen trees. Hits the mouth with a medium body, the malt is in near perfect balance with the hops, finish is good and strong. My favorite of the evening.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer a lot actually. The hops were very flavorful and powerful but not overly bitter like many pale ales. Somewhat complex for a pale ale, sweet malt came out before the great finish.
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nose is of orange rind. Taste is of citrus, especially oranges. Mouthfeel is bitter. A decent pale ale.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Aromas of light pine, peach, and light caramel. Clear amber-brown with a small head. Good bitterness but severely lacking in hop flavor or any malt background. Harsh and unbalanced. A boring pale ale.