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 (3948) - 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 (290) - .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 (4342) - 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 (1448) - 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 (1987) - Richmond, 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 (6851) - 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 (9052) - 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.