Mep3222 (611) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piney and citrus hop aroma a bit lemony and earthy. Light but flavorful. A bit of a minty medicinal finish. Descent beer, but almost a little lagerish funk to it as well.
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loubar (113) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. In the glass, it is clear and golden. Unassuming nose of yeast and hops. Distinctive citrus, floral hop flavor jumps out on a neutral malt base. Pleasant bitterness borders on resinous. Quite dry and light on the palate w/o being watery. Well done. This tasty little pale ale is really a session IPA in disguise.
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty decent pale ale. Nice floral and citrus aroma and a well balanced finish.
slowrunner77 (6164) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pretty unassuming pale ale. clean and refreshing. lacking in complexity with a tiny pricetag. seems like FW has either really cheap mediocre beers or really expensive really good beers."
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OK but thats about it. Fair use of hops for aroma, a little lean and dry, nothing in malt profile...great price at trader joes.
Frank (3102) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a tasty little pale ale for sure. It could almost pass as a session IPA. In the glass, it is clear and pilsener golden. It’s head is small and of mixed bubbles and leaves behind little ropes of lace. The focus here is very much on citrus zest hop notes and pleasantly resinous bitterness. It is quite dry and light on the palate w/o being watery with some floral notes coming out in the long, bitter finish. This was brewed by Firestone Walker and they did a real good job of it.
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale gold color, thin head. Hoppy aroma. Tasted like pears. Light bodied. Not a pale ale fan but enjoyed this. Nice on a warm day.
TATE (308) - Lubec, Maine, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Trader Joes. Pours yellow with no head. Big piney hop aroma. Based on the aroma, I was expecting a hop bomb APA which seems to be the trend but I found some good balance with some layers of flavor and a mellow finish. This one is pretty good.
boozedude (2102) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into glass, pale yellowish pour with thin white head, crisp aroma, taste is very smooth, some citrus, and light hopps, easy drinking
ronaldtheriot (1374) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mission St. Pale Ale has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, noticeable tiny white specs suspended throughout, and some small amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of pale malt, mild citrus, and maybe a kiss of the hops. Taste is the same, with minimal hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty light, and Mission St. Pale Ale finishes mostly dry and easy drinking. RJT