egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus fruits, and light toasted malts. Taste of light pine, citrus, tropical fruits, and a lightly bitter finish.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Good dense, yellowish head over hazy golden-orange beer. Very aromatic, typical passion fruit hops’ nose. Quite aromatic flavour as well, again passion fruit and a bit of yellow grapefruit. Creamy MF, well-carbonated, medium bodied. Very good ale, easy drinking.
joeneugs (2573) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma has lemons and tangerine citrus. The flavor is also strong citrusy with some pine in the finish. Refreshing and good hop character.
peteinSD (1174) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Semi-hazy bright yellow pour with a small froth of white foam. Aroma is medium bitter hops with intermixed pine and clean, grainy background malt. Taste is dominated by hop bitterness with pine and the finish is a bit of grainy, even chalky, malt. Mouthfeel starts crisp but finishes watery. Okay but not too impressed.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Port Brewing. Light gold in color. Some pine, grass and mild citrus. Flavor gives you light pleasant hops and the finish is pretty quick and on the drier side. Not a bad beer but nothing really too unique or memorable.
JohnnyJ (3889) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at lost abbey . Clear straw color, with a white head. Grain, bread, herbal, light grassy hops, light citrus, and lightly bitter. Pretty light in comparison to their other pale ales, but quite drinkable. Ok.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a white head. A rather simple aroma which is made up mostly of bready malt. There’s a nice citrus peel and floral hop aroma, but the nose is dominated by the malt. Slightly sweet with lots of bread and a touch of biscuit. A faint bitterness on the finish with solid floral hop notes and a mild citrus character. Easy to drink, but not as good as some of the other Port pale ales.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery (pint). Pours with a clear and pale golden hued body with a massive and retentive white head with great lace. Aromas are of citrus, pine and mild florals. Very subdued compared to last months FNG or PLP. Mild esters and a noticeable grainy malt character. Flavors are again malty, bready, mild bitter with some light esters. Orange, grapefruit, hay and pine. Again a mild pale from these guys, but much closer to what a "normal pale ale" would be compared to fresh FNG and PLP.
After consideration: not as intense, or bold as PLP or FNG as of a month or two ago. Still a very decent pale (as far as hoppy, dry 6,1% beers are concerned).
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Lost Abbey. Glowing SRM 4 straw to light yellow with an amazing rocky white head. Very sticky lace. Nose is full tropical fruits with squashy noble hops, fresh flowers and citrus peel. Perfect aroma. Delicate and full. Tate is super grassy bitter, ultra quenching Biscuity maltiness and fresh sourdough biscuit with amazingly fresh herbal and grassy hop bitterness. It’s an APA bit this is an A+ Czech Pils really. Unreal. Best beer from this brewery in a Long time. Much better than Track #2.