bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draft) Pours a clear copper body with a medium-sized white head. Flavor of hops, caramel, and a hint of cherries.
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s back. On tap this date at the Bayside Bar associated with the Bayside Holiday Inn in San Diego. Price was right. Free with a bar ticket. Staff had no idea who was brewing the ale. Light, uncertain, hop aroma. Amber color with a white head. Medium bodied; mildly carbonated. It has malty sweetness well balanced by hop bitter. All the elements are hard to pin down, but it is really well put together. The finish is not quite dry, and the bitter is mediumly strong and persisting. Quite good. Very like an English bitter.
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Golden beer with a big off-white head. Balanced malt and hops with some caramel. Light hop bitterness. Clean, unoffensive beer
riversideAK (5563) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this in San Diego rather recently at the 4.0 Deli next to State. It had to have been this, unless AB makes another contract brew pale ale. Pours a amber color with a nice head. Aroma is light bread and caramel with little hops. Flavor is almost the same. Mild malt sweetness balanced by light hop bitterness. Whatever. It works, but is run of the mill. Good for AB
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Faint malty bready aroma. Faint sweet malty taste with a sweet finish.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Better than their normal products,but still nothing special.Weak and watery with brief light hop finish
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2003 poured a nice amber color..it was a maltier pale than many but it still had some nice hop balancing and was a very decent and drinkable pale ale for being a anheuser-Busch product..a fact i did not know at the time..
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty pale ale, almost enough to be an amber. Has a subtle citric hop balance that comes out more with food.
kaser (2126) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at SFO under the name catcora pale ale at their bar. Reddish pour with thin white head. Very smooth and fruity. Mild hops. Slightly malty.
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robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had on tap at the travel lodge in san diego (mission valley).
look is golden amber with a smell head, good lacing.
smell of hops and leaves.<be>
taste is hoppy, some citrus, malt in the back, some metallic in the end, touch of caramel.