theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle given to me by tjthresh. Pour is a slightly hazed orange, with a three inch billowing off white head that was quite lasting. Some very fine carbonation is visible on the pour. Aroma of nicely balanced citrus / apple sweet fruitiness and malt. Fresh nose. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the nose. The fruit sweetness is in the taste, though its a bit flatter, and a bit less natural tasting. The hazelnut maltiness adds some nice body. Overall, this is a decent enough Pale Ale. Thanks for fueling my State ticking obsession, Tom.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle. Cardboard aroma with a bit of "new car smell"? Not at all inviting. Nutty flavor with a bit of hops, but where are the damn Cascades? Not in this beer. Med body. A bit on the heavy side. Dry malty finish.
Haslinger (799) - Orange, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap, nothing spectacular but easy to drink with a good finish. Decent hop taste but could use more. Refreshing, wouldn’t buy again though
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nice amber color with nice looking white head. aroma is floral and citrus with a little hint of corn? nice mild flavor, that ends a little unfinished, leaves me wanting more. All in all good beer but I think it falls a little short of an APA. Could use a little more hop bite.
tkimbrought05 (37) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer overall, very hoppy with a touch of citrus aftertaste. This would make a very nice beer in the summertime.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of soonah. Pours amber and cloudy with a nice diminishing white head and a good lacing. Smells of citrus, roses, pronounced caramel, hints of flowers, some candied fruit and slightly resiny. Tastes initially bitter with nice sweet citrus, hay, pepper, some hints of spice. Finishes earthy with a touch of bitternedd. Mouthfeel is tingly with some hints of candied ginger. Lots of subtle complexity in this one.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of dry hops and light citrus. Taste is of muted hops, and a nice dose of medium bodied malts. Some caramel and toffee as well. Average palate. Abrasive bitter ending. All right, but not quite an APA in my opinion.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 2, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle from Soonah - thanks yet again, John! Clear amber with a big white head - the yeastie beasties elected to stay in the bottle. Nice lace, it is patterened like a six pack yoke. Strangely spiced nose, something along the lines of anise, sweet malt, lemongrass and pine. Flavor is lightly spicy, a bit of clove over sweet malt and light lemon. There is another flavor, something powdery like an artificial sweetner, it shows in the nose after it warms up, finally becoming a light aspirin flavor. WTF? Not bad, but the off flavors really detract.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 16, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a cloudy (I dumped the yeast right on in) orange, copper, brown color with a one to two finger tall off-white head. Spotty lacing. The aroma was thin citrus with some spice, malt and faint, faint traces of pine and floral hops. The flavor is thin. Some pallid lemon, yeast and malt. A bit of floral hops struggles to get through. The finish is fine when it was first poured, but as it progressed the already mentioned aspirin flavor destroys any enjoyment I had up to that point. I was probably easy on this beer because I have a soft spot for Pete’s Place.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy golden body with a small white head. Light body with barealy any roasted or caramelized malts flavour. Taste is basically citrus fruit skin in a watery potion. Oxidized despite its young age, a bit ferrrous. Something inappropriately powdery in there (yeast?). No bitterness. Not even a pale ale. Amateurish. Abasement Batch Pale Ale.