jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Carmel’s in Asheville. Hoped for more hop punch to it. Almost had a skunky taste to it like it was infected.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy shit! One of the best pale ales that I have ever had. Pours a nice yellow amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy with some citrus to it. Flavor was rather bitter. I throughly enjoyed this brew.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber, with a medium, foamy white head. Pretty decent hop aroma, some grapefruit citrus is evident as well. Nice for a plae. The flavor was light and airy, with a resectable hop presence, and a bitter grapefruit aftertaste. The finish had some funked out citrus too it which made it somewhat interesting for this style. Not bad at all.
OldGrowth (2421) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, from Brusin’ Ales. Good aroma, sweet, grassy, cardboard, honey. Tad hazed brownish orange color. Small head, ok lace. Bittersweet flavor. Citrus, grapefruit & orange, grass, toffee/caramel. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. NIce easy to drink pale. Found my self enjoying this one. Doesn’t WOW you, but worth having.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: August 13, 2005
Source: Bier Garden, Asheville, NC
Appearance: hazy orange, big solid creamy white head
Aroma: slightly sweet light floral hop aroma
Flavor: flavor has an undesired metalic bitterness overshadows anything good, infected? dirty lines? abused? bad choice of hops?
Date: June 30, 2007
Score: i to ii
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy beige head, drops of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma with a combination oof citrus and earthy hops
Flavor: well balanced caramel malt flavor with lots of earthy hops, just a touch of sweetness to support the hops, light bitterness lasts through a long finish
Date: September 22, 2007
Source: jack of the wood
crystal malt flavor is balanced by an abundance of earthy hops, sweetness eventually comes out to steal the show and cut back the earthy hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler shared by OldGrowth. Thanks Tom! Pours a hazy orange amber with a whispy off white head. Lacing is retained. Looks great. Nose and flavors is piney, citrus, fresh earthy hops, malts provide balance. Very sessionable. I could have had a growler to my head. A delicious easy drinking pale. Well done, Pisgah.
unclemattie (3999) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber color. crisp sharp malt. candy aroma. extra bitter.... bitter finish,
Gez (44) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden copper color. Aroma is citrus and pine. Dry smooth flavor of lemons and grapefruits. Extremely easy to drink. Very nice feel and taste.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A copper apperance with a white head. The aroma is slightly hoppy with some grapefruit, oranges, and peaches. Millions of peaches, peaches for me! The flavor has a nice malt presence with some caramel, orange, and pine. A good session APA.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2007 Appearance: Vaguely hazy ambery body with a foamy, white head.
Smell: Caramel malt mixed with fruity notes of grapefruit and melon. Somewhat woody.
Taste: Though the hops lead the way in the aroma, they’re mostly mild and light in the taste, with the caramel malt sweetness picking up the slack. Still, the hops bring flavors of grapefruit and citrus. Again, there’s that forest-like woodsiness. The sweetness and bitterness cancel each other out for a fairly light, neutral finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: A solid, delightful, easy-drinking APA.