dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden in color,hazy, with a small white lacing. Aroma of a skunk, garbage dump. Watery thin mouth feel, sweet with some earthy hops. Perhaps this bottle was passed itís prime.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry straw malt body is fairly malt for the style although very low sweetness. This is easily drinkable. Slight tingly bit of hops, but theyíre not a major presence. Apparently the earlier runnings from the brewery were problematic, but the latest stuff has much improved with quality, so the scores should improve as old stock is cleared from stores and the improved product replaces it.
punkeedo (495) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve never had an "Extra" pale ale before. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by the presence of flavor! I could taste hops with a bit of lemon, with a tinge of dustiness. Looks nice poured from a bottle with a yellowish look. A good beer.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow out of the bottle with a fizzy white head. Some malts in the nose, but I also got an odd vegetable whiff. This seemed to thin to be an APA. Faint malts and a fainter lime citrus hop finish. I agree with the lawn mower beer comment. Thanks to bluesandbeer2 for the bottle.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden color,small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.Nice malty aroma with a slight sweet side and maybe even a slight fruityness as well.Nice flavor to this one,Light malty side good sweetness,light feel to the brew with a decent but mild hop presence.Not bad for a brew,but then bot great eather.Itwould make a good session brew and a very good Lawnmower brew for the summer.I like it.Thanks go to BeerandBlues2 for sending this brew my way.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Hazy orange with tiny suspended particles. Light grassy aroma, very watery mouthfeel, with a water-like aftertaste. Starts and ends watery.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow with a hoppy and fruity aroma. Sweet initial flavor and then a little sour. Watery palate.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2004 Itís funny ... Der Biermeister liked this one the least of all the Olde Towne brews we tried. I liked it the most, although I'd be hard pressed to say I truly enjoyed it. It was very similar to a sweet, adjunct-rich domestic, only perhaps a bit more cloudy, a hair more muscular and a bit more citrusy. Hazy yellow in color with a malty citrus aroma; flavor is very sweet: yellow corn with a splash of lemon. I'm more of a darker, more robust beer sort of guy, but I can see this having more of a mass appeal.
And, as I said in my rating of Olde Towne's Amber, the brewmaster still plans on refining the beers: nailing down the final recipe for production in the wake of a very rushed opening party, so I hope to come back after a second tasting and be able to rate Olde Towne's beers much higher.
****** Well, visited the brewery last night at the invitation of the brewmaster and re-sampled the beers some two months after their debut ... BIG improvement over their opening night. The extra pale was much clearer (there had been problems with the filtering process) and had a far richer flavor. Not much has changed overall, as it's still a lighter, sweet citrusy beer, but the quality is several notches higher. A good, highly drinkable beer.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was my least favourite of Olde Towne Brewing Companyís three offerings unto my beership. The appearance is fine - but I would compare this Extra Pale to Rock Green Light as compared to the regular Pale as Rolling Rock. That is to say, this Extra Pale, erm, ípalesí in comparison to the Pale Ale of the same brewer in my personal opinion. It was all right, but I wouldnít wanna spend more than a buck on this watered down brew.