Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
My first swig and thought to myself - "the beer went bad on me!". Regardless I keep drinking and don’t think it went bad but not reallty sure. It has a murkey, sorta thick look and texture. Tastes bubbly and salty. Quite odd. It’s not terrible but I think I’ll pass on a 2nd bottle.
nickd717 (3780) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Clear golden-copper in color with a one-finger white head that leaves a film. The aroma is strange. Nutty with some sweet malt and mild hop notes. The flavor is like a nut brown pale ale. Nuts, caramel, and mild hop resins. Weird to say the least. Medium body with average carbonation. Not good overall. Hopefully freeing the hops with help Alabama make better beers than this.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz from Spirits in Tuscaloosa. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is lots of malt with a twinge of honey and a bit of hops. Flavor is the same- lots of malt and just a few hops mixed in. Sweet and malty with a hint of hops in this light to medium-bodied APA.
JStax (4103) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle into a lager glass. Received in a trade with brentfeesh. Thank you, sir. Appearance is a translucent amber with a thick, fluffy beige head. Aroma is made up of hops, lemongrass, and grain. Taste is sweet up front, with some grapefruit coming through and other citrus fruits coming through about the middle of the drink. It finishes with a calm hop profile that is not very bitter. This beer would be great to drink several of, it’s just too bad I am not able to do so.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Kirkpjr for this long time want. An Alabama beer brewed in Alabama.
I pored the bottle into my Sam Adams glass and was greeted with a two finger off white head sitting on top of a golden orange body.
My first thought on the aroma was lemon so I go with that. I liked the flavor It is great to see a Pale that doesn’t try to be an IPA this one was balanced out just right and a pleasure to drink. It had a medium body with ample carbonation. It drank extremely well and I was left wanting for more.
I would be proud to call this my local Pale ale great job Olde Towne
cbfobes (2800) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to drowland! Pours a hazy orange with a white head and lacing through out the glass, the aroma is hoppy and the taste has a nice touch of citrus mixed in with the hops, pretty good.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Hoppy aroma. Amber coloured and a little sweet on the palate. Hoppy with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Amber colour beige head. Not great again like the Amber. Touch of hop. Some malt. Ok-ish.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/18/10. 12oz bottle. Clear amber, almost orange, pour with a big fluffy off-white head that lasts. Mild bready aroma with hints of citrus. The flavor is sweet caramel malts and a hint of citrus hop with a lingering hint of chocolate. Not bad.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home thanks to Amy, via Chris.
Very slightly hazy pale amber with a rapidly vanishing white head that settles to a rim of bubbles. Bready malt aroma with some faint citric hops and a burnt note. Similar flavour really. Very little happening. Too much bittering hops and not enough for flavour. The malt is a little too clear and the bitterness seems to come from nowhere. Rather basic but certainly drinkable.
Mora2000 (6097) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to FreeThyHops for sending me this beer as an extra. This is my first beer from Alabama.
The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, pine, brown sugar and iced tea. The flavor is toffee, tea, earthy hops and some orange citrus notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.