sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I picked up a 24 oz can of Dale’s Pale Ale last night. It was great as always. Dales poured into a pint glass with a dark golden hue and two fingers of cream head. The taste is smooth with some strong hop character. Dale’s is nothing out of this world, but it is solid. Anytime Dale’s is available I will pick it up in lieu of a BMC. If you haven’t already give it a try.
wheresthepath (2122) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Beer52. Clear amber and an off-white head and a light fizz. Dusty peppery aroma. Pine, minerals and pepper are the main flavours with caramel and grapefruit behind. Maybe not as full-flavoured or punchy as some examples of the style but does at least feel a little better balanced- the malt is still there behind the hops. Growing and lasting bitterness although again not as bitter as some. Overall not bad, could do with losing some of the minerals.
matstrange (96) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tin from beer52 beer club. Lacks aroma somewhat. Orangey head on pouring. Hops by the bucket load which is major plus points from me. Perhaps a slight metallic tang but bearable. Packs a punch at 6.5%
rubyroo (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is malt a little bit of floral hops. Appearance is copper/orange with a decent but if carbonation taste is typical American Pale Ale. Nothing mind boggling but not terrible either. Fairly balanced malt and hop profile. Palate: thin/ medium bodied fairly effervescent. Decent lacing and a thin sheet of white head. Overall- decent APA but somewhat overrated. Would not buy again for the 20$ A 6-pack costs in Canada.
Maris (1384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 355ml can on 10/9/2016. Pours a deep, quite dark golden with a medium head. Has a light fruity nose. The flavour features lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit followed by some pretty firm hops. Has a medium to full body and average to lively carbonation. A very high quality, flavoursome APA.
ljthiessen (1126) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at St Augustine’s, Vancouver. Clear golden pour with an off-white head. Just a fantastic pale ale - nice assertive hops on the nose, bright and fruity, tropical fruits, pear, citrus zest. Flavour is nicely balanced, fruity and hoppy while still very drinkable.
Zlotta (2161) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.57 l can from ’Saveur Bière’, canned in July 2016. Clear, dark reddish amber with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Sweetish, moderately fruity-resiny aroma of candied orange, strawberry jam, a touch of mango and some pine. Quite sweet and malty, moderately fruity and slightly resiny taste of candied orange, strawberry jam, some caramel, a bit of mango and pine, followed by medium long, moderately bitter, resiny finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Good old school stuff! Clearly different from today’s standards, but I like it!
MrOrla (2243) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at home. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma grass,caramel, pine, old school nose, light fruity. Taste is medium bitter with loads of caramel, light bread, pine, flowery hops, citrus. Old school and bit stale. But decent.
MattChiasson (43) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of the can poured a gorgeous light copper, filtered clear, with a frothy off-white head. Really impressive visually. I got moderately-high grassy and citrus hop notes, along with caramel malt, hay and some earthy undertones. Unfortunately I detected an unpleasant buttery aroma/flavour in my sample, which others in my group perceived as a bruised/rotting apple. Will definitely try this again, as there may have been something off with the glassware or this particular batch (I checked, it was canned 3 months prior to consumption). Evidence of a really great beer here. But was hard to ignore what I was perceiving as a slight off-flavour. Will try again.
martythesmarty (98) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours amber with a longlasting fluffy white head. Notes of caramel, grapefruit and herbs. A hoppy bitter finish.
Hoprider (421) - DENMARK - SEP 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper colour with a white head. Noses fairly malty, somewhat spicy and just lightly hoppy. Round, spicy malty taste with hints og bitter hops. Your father’s craftbeer