tomciccateri (1034) - 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...
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amber hued golden, with a froth of off-white. Delicate aroma of west coast hop tinged malt sugars. Flavor is a somewhat thin-bodied sweet hop sugars, gentle and wafting. The sweet orange cream Cascades meld with light malts. The body doesnít really bother me, as itís perfect for drinking and not particularly watery. Not distractingly thin. There are some cheap corn fusels and distant off-notes that hold this one back. But, the nice long parching hop smack, in apple, provides balance. For the price and for sessions, a good choice.
hezron (612) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is light citrusy with a touch of bready caramel malt notes. Color is a clear amber with a thin white head. Flavor is on the light side. The malt is thin and grainy and there is a touch of citrusy hop flavor in the finish. The grassy-grainy flavor isnít super pleasent to me. Texture and body is light with medium high carbonation. Thanks Jeff, for the bottle. I can see what you mean by almost skunked. I think that is a combination of the citrusy-grapefruit and the grassy flavor.
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Subtle IPA bitter on the nose. Light orange in color with a white head. Your basic issue IPA bitter mild taste. Pretty uneventful watery mouth feel. One could, er one did get bored drinking this stuff. Yawn. Didnít pay much for this stuff, got what I paid for kind of beer.
tennisjoel (1271) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy grassy notes. A nice hoppy aroma. Copper colored. Off white head. I had my first experience with Point beers back in college in Wisconsin. I donít remember them being very good. This was a better than average pale ale. I see no discernable flaws here, and would easily order this beer again.
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light orange color. medium sized white creamy head. strong sweet mandarin orange, cotton candy aroma. nice bready malt background. moderately hopped. nice, clean, fresh, and enjoyable.
Strykzone (6047) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The fragrance of this pale ale is a biting hop one but with an earthy undertone. The flavor brings a unique mix of hops that offers a mild citrus zing that the malts smooth out nicely. There is some bitter/ sour after taste that seems to rise and fall like waves and lasts much too long. Despite the after taste, this is a very nice American Pale.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild, not too bitter, but flavorful Pale Ale. Easy drinking. Color is a pale golden with a white head, nose has clear but not over-powering hops. A decent Pale, and worth drinking.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden color,small white head that had a decent hangtime then faded to leave little behind.The aroma was lightly malty and mildly citrusy with a decent but mild showing from the hops.The flavor was fairly decent but also a little on the weak side.Mild malt coming through with a bit of a citrus side and a mellow bitterness from the hops coming on towrds the end.Itís not exactly a top notch brew but it is fairly smooth and easy to drink,imo itís worth having a few more especially on a hot day when the usual fare is getting old,and you want just a slight bit more.