scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rose petals. Amber gold, little unfiltered. More rose petal, cereal malt, dry floral finish.
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a near clear, light copper-toned body with a relatively fast-lived, white head.
Smell: Moderately sweet-scented, bready aroma with a hint of toast, if the toaster was set to the lowest setting. Hop scents aren’t too terribly effusive, but give you notes of florals and juicy citrus fruits.
Taste: Pale malts, lightly bready, and lightly tasting of sweetish honey. Slightly floral introduction to the citrusy (lemon and sweet orange) hops, low bitterness, and ultra low hint of grassiness. Drying, soft, faintly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Does its job as being a clean, fitting, easy-drinking APA.
decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Very light citrus and caramel malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with a light citrus bitter. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy.
alexanderj (3527) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap; poured a clear gold/amber. Aroma of earth, fruit and bread. Alot like their ipa. Earthy and fruity. Good for style.
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild bitter aroma. Clear golden color with a large white head. Light bitter throughout.
BiddleBrau (1145) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light golden color, minimal head. I didn’t get much aroma here. Nice hoppy flavor, dry, not much malt profile. Slightly cloying but ok for style.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle). Pours a clear pale golden color with white head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is cardboard, grass, hay and some faint hops. Taste is a sweet malt backbone with some hop bitterness following. Medium bodied with oily texture. Finish is bitter. An ok beer that is probably past its prime a bit. Will need to re-rate at the brewery location for a fresher example.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, thanks Dakine. Hazy orange with dense, meringue-like small bubbled white head. Nose of sweet malts, and light hops. Kinda smells like a homebrew. Lots of prickly carbonation attack the mouth, some malt, very light hops. It doesn’t taste old, just strange and not like any pale ale I’ve ever had. The carbonation is more akin to Belgian like Chouffe or Hoegaarden. Tastes like an overcarbonated Belgian white. So as a pale ale, it fail.
mrjaxson (481) - .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 (5742) - 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.