mrjaxson (265) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Oak Creek Pub and Grill in Sedona, Doc’s Pale Ale went perfectly with the BLT I had for lunch. A bright, citrus-filled aroma led to a medium body brew with medium bitterness.
nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Gusher, smells infected...oddly sour. Takes a few minutes just to get it into the glass. Dry and earthy, with some gingery grapefruit tones. Grapefruit shows itself more and more in the taste and aroma, really not unlike pink grapefruit juice at times. Were this to be a grapefruit beer, I’d say they nailed it, a standard APA this is not. Easy drinking, sort of grows on you. Interesting if they consistently make it this way, otherwise an interesting infection.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours orange-amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of citrus and pine with an underlying doughyness. Flavor shows the same with grapefruit becoming pronounced as well as some caramel.
rougeau13 (1827) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Pours hazy orange with a large, resilient, foamy white head and decent lacing. Aroma of sweet bread, cereal, and perfume with a touch of fruitiness and something gross. Taste is sweet and phony with a slight hop presence. Medium body and smoothly carbonated.
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light bronze color with a white head. Doughy/malty aroma with something else I can’t really identify. Light/medium body. Has a sweet dough like taste with a slight bitter finish. Decent Pale ale.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malty aroma. Malt and light darker malt flavor with a hint of hops. Medium bodied. Malt and light darker malts linger with light grapefruit.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from recent road trip - pours a golden yellow with hints of orange and a good head which dissipates very quickly and leaves nothing behind. Aroma of malts and a slight bit of hops. Very bready, slightly sweet. Taste is your standard pale, a bit overly malty with a few hops thrown in as an apparent afterthought to add flavor and slight aromas. Disappointing for a pale.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Orange/gold pour. Not much head. Cardboard, rubber and old hops. Flavor is much the same. Really not good.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear copper color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, diacetyl, honey, floral, and some citrus hops. Flavor is floral, slightly fruity, some citrus, and a bitter slightly spicy finish.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle
Bonus beer compliments of cbkschubert this was a competent pale ale. Overall though it seems like the sort of thing that you can find anywhere under many names as the local standby to mass produced alternatives. I’m curious to know if their other beers are the same way.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated body is cloudy enough to make me wonder if this is unfiltered. Rose gold and translucent it sparkles in the sunlight. Honeydew melon mixes with the resin used on bowling alley lanes to form a very standard aroma. Caramel orange chews round things out nicely.
Flavor / Palate - A bit thin bodied the mouthfeel leaves something to be desired. Fading fast it takes a few sips to get the hang of this. Eventually the lightly hopped liquid does leave an impression. Overall the level of bitterness is well tuned for the style but personally I found it could still be better. Mark it down as an average run of the mill pale from your friendly neighborhood brewer.