3fourths (8875) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This could be the palest, most boring, most unsatisfying pale ale I’ve had in years. Tastes and smells like... nothing. Stale paper at least has that musty and dry-flakey oxidized smell, this basically smells like a glass of water and a drop of apple juice. Medium to light body, decent frothiness given the thickness, but again it just tastes like air. What gives?
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a yellow amber with a white 1 finger head. Aromas of caramel matliness and hops. Flavors are a balance between the hops and malts. decent brew but kind of boring.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle at ILL V MINN tailgate party. Pours amber with a white head. Faint aroma of wet grains and mild hops. Lighter side of medium bodied with a thin British like texture. Flavor of caramel, nuts, and toasty grains countered by a moderate herbal hop bitterness. Decent job of representing true British character. Good
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber with a rocky off-white topper, slowly fading. Aroma of floral and grassy hops, grain and caramel. Taste of mild hops, grain, earthy and grassy hops. Finishes dry and mildly bitter, not terribly hoppy.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GBBF with the shack of disco party dance boyz. Alround rating: Decent balanced pale ale, caramalt character, earthy citrus hop, pepperyness too. Good stuff.
kyzr (1247) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber pour with white head. Light hoppy nose with some bread notes. Flavor has a quick punch of hops that is soon balanced with malt. Body is medium with a crisp finish.
cb23 (97) - St. louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color. good white head. Aroma is very notable with strong floral hops and sweet bread. Tasted predominately of sweet malt with the very fruity hops. Can almost taste banana? The hop flavor isn’t bitter and floral like most american style pale ales. Interesting, nothing too special though, probably wouldn’t recommend it.
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from GBBF 08. Amber, thin beige head. A little bit of acidic nettle? Not a great pale ale, some toffeeish malt, but I’m not a big fan of these acidic nettle hop beers. Bit dull.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear golden beer with a thin head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is sweet grassy malt taste with a stong finish. Bitter end, not dry. Pretty good
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: brought back from out West, probably could have gotten a better on though. Pours gold color that has a white head that disappears into a white lacing. Somewhat bitter in taste with somewhat of an aftertaste of rotten fruit. Didnt really enjoy it.