bigred024 (26) - South Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent deep and bright orange color. Has brilliant hops to add a bitter flavor. Very decent pale ale.
Foxbush (1445) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2011 Purchased six pack while visiting USC with my daughter. Geens is a major liquor and beer supplier near USC. This Pale Ale has an inviting golden color with a smallish head and lacing down the glass. The hop flavors of mild grapefruit were evident. The finish was smooth with some bitterness. My son and I enjoyed this ale after the spring gamecocks game. This is my first Palmetto beer. I am looking forward to trying their other products. At the AOPD meeting in Charleston I was able to enjoy more. I upgraded my scores slightl;y. Very smooth finish with some bitterness.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a fully receding off-white head. Aroma of mild grapefruit, lightly acidic, green hop leaf. Taste is grainy (in a good way), lightly acidic, and lightly hoppy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with full carbonation. Good beer from a pitiful beer state.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Neon orange, creamy head.smells tastes of pine, peach and apricots. After is tad watery. Decent beer.
unclemattie (4340) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was my favorite out of the 4 Palmetto Beers that I’ve tried on my trip to Charleston. Had it both on tap and in the bottle. Preferred the bottle on this one. amber/copper colored. beautiful lacing on every one I had. Malt sweetness is controlled by a West Coast floral hop aroma. resembles an IPA. This is a great refreshing American Pale Ale.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with rocky white head. The aroma is subtle and clean fruity hops. The flavor is mellow fruity hops, honeydew, and some candy sweetness. It gets only a little bit dry in the finish. Very refreshing.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think perhaps each beer I have from Palmetto gets a little better. The pale ale is very nicely bittered with a grapefruit profile that is very satisfying. The taste is fairly well balanced with hops and malts and it finishes very clean. This is a decent beer that I will have to seek out if I ever find myself lost in South Carolina.
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange/copper with a nice, lasting white head. The aroma is crisp and herbal with strong notes of marijuana and pine with a bit of caramel. The hops certainly are in the foreground of the flavor providing a sturdy grapefruit, pine bitterness which is rather drying. The malts are thin, but do balance things out a bit with some caramel sweetness. The finish is quite acidic, almost lemony, and really leaves a lingering burn. Considering APA to be such an unpredictable style, this one really establishes itself as a worthy brew. I now consider Palmetto to be one of the more reliable breweries in South Carolina.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle via DecaturoStevo(thanks!). Pours a hazy amber orange with a VERY SMALL white head. Nose is floral and has notes of grapefruit, grass, pine. Tastes like it smells and is quite hoppy gor a Pale Ale. Malts are there for a second but are pretty subdued. Crisp clean grapefruit finish with a touch of lemon in the aftertaste. Very nice hoppy refreshing beer.
Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazed amber color with a thin off-white head. Light citrus hop aroma with big malt and an earthy finish. The flavor was citrusy and mildly acidic from the hops. Caramel malt flavors. Decent hop finish