TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Palmetto Pale Ale is a very respectable APA. This beer pours to a deep pale color with a nice white head, and a soft carbonation. The nose is very fragrant with citric hop aromas and just a touch of malt sweetness. The body is a sold malt base of good pale malt flavors, some nice, juicy, fruity esters. This beer finishes with a very nice, dry, citric hop bitterness that lingers.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft flying saucer columbia, sc.
your typical look, feel, taste, light in the hops area. but compared to the other locals a bit better. still not very impressive and makes ya look around for something else.
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange color with a small fading white head. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy. Taste is also hoppy and citrusy with a grapefruit flavor to it. A good pale ale overall.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a murky burnt orange body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and mild grapefruit. Flavor of mild grassy hops.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed a six pack of this while on Hilton Head. This was a very nice and enjoyable pale ale. Perhaps a bit thinner than I prefer but I’d definitely drink it again. Nice deep golden color with reddish hints. Good, long-lasting head and nice hoppy flavors that did not disappoint. I’d recommend this out of all of the beers in the Piggly Wiggly cooler, I think I bought the best available on Hilton Head.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle consumed in the condo on vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC. Pours golden with a fair white head. Aroma is sharp citrus and some floral notes. Flavor is sharp citrus hops that blend to a very short taste of malts before another puckering blast of citrus on the finish. Palate seems to not be as crisp as other pales that I’ve tried. Seems somewhat unbalanced. Decent and drinkable but I liked the amber and the porter better.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good looking golden IPA color, with citrus American hopping for bitterness and sweet malt. Good long bitter finish, and a pleasant surprise. I’m probably a bit higher than average on the ratings of this one, but the style, with adequate west coast hopping, is one of my favorites. Again, I wonder about quality control and consistency, when other raters are complaining about the lack of hops.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If I’m not mistaken this is my first South Carolina microbrew. Not too shabby really. So-so hop character. But not a bad ale overall.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had it on my trip to columbia. Rather low priced for a micro brew but this one was not an outstanding example of the APA, good but not grat
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Simple, pretty well constructed pale ale. Some grapefruit and coming from the malt, not much more than the basics. Pretty satisfying and even though I had no stereotype in mind for South Carolina, it sure helps me keep from developing a bad one.