rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Somewhat hazy amber/orange color, ok offwhite head. Quite hoppy and fruity aroma with citric notes. Hoppy grassy flavor.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft... Pre-GABF ’06 at Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Mostly clear, deep golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Easygoing nose... I’m not picking up much other than a touch of biscuity malt. Very well balanced in flavor with biscuity malt as well. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp, lightly bitter finish.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 12oz bottle acquired in trade with beerhandy (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly cloudy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Fresh hop aromas dominate (flowers and oranges) with some toasted malts. Tastes of oranges, caramel, and flowers. Tastes all on the lighter side compared to the aroma. With the strong hop aroma, I was expecting more (but this is an English Pale Ale). This was quite drinkable though. Body on the thinner side.
FatPhil (8116) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks!
Bold orange, brief tight off-white head. Pleasant sweet caramelly fruity hops, and a bit zesty, in the aroma. A bit dull and watery in the palate, some gentle carbonation crispens it up. Simple sweet caramelly barley, simple gentle detail-less hops - just sweet and fruity. Quite nondescript apart from the buttered bread finish. OK bitter tingle too. A bit boring, to be honest. Should not be in the "English"-anything style, this is just middle of the road "American".
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Bottled - GBBF2008. A light amber coloured beer with a nice full hoppy aroma. Good balance of malt and hop in the mouth. Nothing spectacular but pretty solid and tasty.Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.5
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep gold pour, white head. Aroma is loaded with herbal/grassy/citrus hops. Flavor is very hop forward with a backbone of caramel malt.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap at the Brewery. Pours with a hazed golden body and a nitro milky head. Aromas are fruity, biscuity, grainy at first with some esters at the finish. Flavors are grainy, oatmeal, cereal, medium bitter with light hops and esters. Medium dry with a lasting bitterness. Nitro carbonation (soft).
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Light pale-orange appearance. Good English pale ale flavor- mild to medium hop flavor with a good malty body.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - 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?
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with a fluffy off-white head. Aromas are toffee and pine with oranges, grapefruit and cream. Some light melon and kiwi with fruit flavoured tea. Flavours are sweet toffee malts with resinous green pine, woody and tea dry aspects and a grapefruit/pine bitterness. Lightly gritty on the palate with prickly pine on the finish. A good hoppy brew.