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Point Pale Ale (1996-2003)



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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   ABV: -
This great American Pale Ale is hand-crafted with a natural blend of the finest barley malt, Munich, Carapils and Crystal specialty malts, Cascade and Williamette hops and pure water. The taste is clean and complex, with a fruit accent and a dry, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Pours a beautiful dark gold color with a huge white head with lots of effervesence. Nose is hops with a hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Taste is hoppy, but not overly so, and not bitter. A very nice pale ale. Goes well with deli sandwiches and chips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2010
On tap at Subterranean in Chicago. Pours a deep amber color with a smallish but lingering off white froth. Aroma is crisp, clean, some citric characters, not overly strong hoppiness, but still some floral and sweet malt notes giving balance. Flavor is again crisp and clean, a bit more bitter than I expected, some cereal grain breadiness, but the hops stay present throughout. Again, a citric character brings a bit of tartness. Light to medium body and a sharp carbonation. They changed the keg right before my pour so it was pretty fresh, not bad. Point has become a good cheap go to beer while out doing something where I don’t want to think too much about my beer but I also don’t want to cringe with each sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2009
16 oz draft at Tribes Alehouse (Mokena, IL). Pours a nice darker gold, a moderate whitish head atop cakes, laces well, stays decent sized. Aromas are a light floral and citrus bouquet, flowers and lemon rind, pale malts throw some sweetness upon. Light, underpowered. Initial is light bodied, lemony citrus comes on dominant, rind and pulp, a touch of lemon cream cookies, pale malts underneath with florals and a bit of earthiness. A very lemon tilted APA. Further in much the same, balanced, light. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 This was purchased at Krogers, The APA poured with a smallish head and clear amber color. The pale ale is a mild one with some hop bitterness. Cascade hops provide a hopiflavors that are balanced and bitter. Smooth finish with no bitterness. Not impressive. I did buy a 6-pack so I have more to try and evaluate. When you have one of these ales the run of the mill lagers are just boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kidmartinek (4687) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
A yellowish amber with a small white head. Weak hop arom, but very clean. flavor is decidedly soapy, funny that, and moderately hoppy. finishes sweet. Tame mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Same old same old - a decent beer from Point but far from anything special... would definitely choose something else.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
tastes like and looks like a basic, cheap lager. Despite the recent date and amber bottle, this seems to have aged poorly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle - Pours medium amber with a 2 finger white head. Very nice lacing from top to bottom. Nice citrus taste with a hoppy finish. Not a go-to Pale Ale, but a nice change.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Basic aroma of malt and hops. Tastes of hops, grass, citrus, malts, grains, bread, caramel, and light orange or coriader. Light body. Not a good Pale Ale overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 24, 2009
I enjoy a good pale ale and this one from point brewery did not dissapoint. Enjoyed the refreshing after taste

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