crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer lacks a bit of aroma hops that I like in this particuar style so it rates kind of low there. And, as Pale Aleís go, itís definately a "beginners" model. Itís not as hoppy as a traditional Pale Ale which I believe will make it more broadly accepted among the "light lager" crowd. I agree with BeerBelcher, itís similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but to me nowhere near as hoppy. And hey, I enjoyed this beer "On Site". Wausau / Stevens Point Airport awaiting my flight back to Saginaw via Detroit.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer struck me as a very ordinary, yet very drinkable APA with some Cascade hop character.
Appearance is an attractive sparkling beer with white head and a red body.
Aroma was lightly of Cascade hops. Flavor is medium bodied (about as potent bitterness-wise as a Sierra Nevada), with a pretty good balance of malt and sweet hop character. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not bad. I think this beer is extremely drinkable; I could have 4-5 more of these.
AcousticBrews (1) - USA - JAN 9, 2007 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found the head to be nice but disappears very quickly. It was only a mild bitterness and I think it could have been stronger for my liking. It was a very bright copper body. I also found the texture a little thin.
If it find of funny but I grew up in Wausau, WI and that is about 30 minutes from Stevenís Point. Point beer was find of the joke of the beers then. But I young and not much of a drinker at the time.
drunkenbum84 (73) - kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yet another fine beer from the stevens point brewery. Nice hoppiness to it and nice aroma and color as well
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with brewblackhole (thanks!). Poured a lighter and clear orange / amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, and lightly floral. Tastes of caramel, toasted malts, and citrus. Thinner body.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, light copper/amber body, with a very thin, almost completely disappearing head. No lacing. Majority of the aroma was malt, but there were some citrus notes in the background. Quite balanced flavor profile; too bad, because I would have liked more hops. There is a nice, mild bitterness in the aftertaste, though. The more sips I had of this beer, the better it got; however, it definitely peaked at a (3.3).
bigboob (9) - Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottle was part of a variety pack purchased. The others in the sampler were crap, but this pale ale was very good. Poured with a nice head that disappeared rather quickly. Nice hoppy aroma. Tasting presented a crisp start with lively carbination.With a light body, a thin mouth feel was inevitable. An excellent finish, in my opinion. Just the right bitterness was present. Overall, a decent American Pale Ale, and the only beer from this brewery that is drinkable.
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, itís my 100th!!!
CONTAINER VOLUME: 12 oz
CONTAINER TYPE: Bottle
FRESH: made 9-4; consumed 11-23
PURCHASED @: Binny
COLOR: yellow, w/ tinge of copper
AROMA: sweet floral hop
MOUTHFEEL: medium/ slight foam
PALATE: slick / oily
TASTE: Point is well made
COMMENTS: Better than expected, decent PA, highly hopped
MOWING/WORKING ON CAR- m
WITH FRIENDS- y
GET MY BUZZ ON-y
Will I revisit this brew? Yes!
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12-ounce brown bottle poured a dense dark amber color with a slight white head. Both hops and caramel malt in the aroma. Light-to-medium body. A bit thin on the mouthfeel but OKAY. Hoppy flavor with underlying maltiness. A bit "contrasty" between the hops and the malt but over time they go down together OKAY. Hop bitterness lingers into the finish. Carbonation becomes noticable after a while. The components are all ther but the synergy isnít. Maybe too one-dimentional.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the best pale ale I have sampled, i though it was watered down for the most part, in comparison, with say, the Summit EPA. Would be a good Ale for those who arent fans of supper hoppy, bitter ones...