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 Ale’s go, it’s definately a "beginners" model. It’s 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, it’s 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.
tnkw01 (1157) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark golden color. Medium head. Aroma is a mild grain, floral smell. Taste is more mild hops with a malty grain finish.
edgallow (2198) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts , pine and citrus. Taste is malts, citrus and grass.
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Escourt arms. Aroma is caramel sweet malts with subdued pine hops, hop leaf. Clear golden colour with a lasting thin white head. Flavour is biscuit and mineral, light caramel, piney cascade with hop leaf. Palate is moderate carbonation, medium sweet caramel, slightly thin. Middle of the road.
Beese (1971) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at The Escort Arms, Watford on 31 August. Poured a hazy, light golden colour, with a thin, dense white head. Aroma of dusty grain, light US hops and tropical fruit. Some citrus hop in the flavour, with peaches and biscuity malt. Finish was toffee, herbal notes and straw.
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle (retrieved from 08/2013 Midwest jpg backlog, bought in Marquette/MI). Clean, near-crisp, dry caramalt forward, sprinkled with an obvious, gentle helping of Cascade on pillowy smooth water texture. Classic, watery/quenching in high UP heat, forgettable - although it reminded me of the Adirondack beers of upstate NY in both label design and unpresuming sessionability.
jackafholmes (231) - - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from beer52. Amber ale with a foamy head. Aroma is lychee and citrus. Taste is malty and bitter with golden syrup sweetness, a bit soapy though. Carbonation is prickly and body medium. Average pale.
N3lson1 (221) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Decent, well balanced but dry beer. Hoppy aromas with a dry finish.
GuideDogSaint (352) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home as Point Pale Ale 5/8/14. Pours golden, white head. Floral aroma. Short finish.
arnold931 (577) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 Bottle. Pours amber with a decent white head. Nose is malt sweetness with some hoppiness. Taste is the same. Mild pale.
BlackHaddock (3905) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UK labelled 355ml bottle from a cut-price supermarket chain (B&M Bargains): poured into a Batemans badged half-pint sleeve on 24th July 2014. Nice hoppy nose, floral and mildly citrus in nature. Light amber body with a non-staying head head. The taste is more malty than the aroma suggests and is initially semi-sweet, however the hops kick in mid-taste and the finish is drying and leaning towards bitter. Nice, easy drinking beer, cheap too.