NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Fountainhead. Pours a slightly hazed saffron with sticky and lasting white head. Nose is West Coast. C-hops, citrus, some apricot. Wouldn’t be shocked if there was Citra in here. Taste is much the same, though a touch phenolic. Still, bone dry and good level of bitterness. Very nice APA.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Pours a hazy straw yellow, good haze, frothy offwhite huge head sits atop, laces well and stays fairly large. Aromas are a big dose of lemon rind, bready pale malts, some grapefruit and orange juice like citrus. Grass and florals are lighter but there, big lemony presence with a fresh hop vibe. Initial is lighter bodied but big on hop presence. A melange of lemon rind, oils, citrusy bite with grapefruit, florals and grass, a touch of gumball, dry florals. Bready malts are there but fall behind, displaying an impressive hoppy bite of fresh lemony citrus and grass. Really grassy and lemon, florals, bready dough and malts beneath. This is really nice for a Pale Ale.. And I’m not just sucking the Port/LA knob here. Fresh and lively, almost raw freshness of hops and grass.. Lawn bag or baseball field-esque. Lacing really is pretty, as lame as that sound. Finishes bitter and citrusy, dry and tasty. A winner fresh pale ale by Port. Aroma could use some more, but taste and appearance rue the day. Simple yet flavorful and synergy. Sometimes a fresh hoppy pale ale is all you need. Maybe this scored a point or two based on the workweek being over.. But then again, the beer before didn’t.
Tripplebrew (766) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy lemon yellow with very frothy white head. Aroma is earthy spruce with bready notes and caramel. Flavor is a mix of spruce, caramel and some raisin. Body is creamy yet light with a lot of carbonation.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Public House SF as "Port Special Pale". Lightly hazy gold color with a medium-sized white head. Grapefruit and grassy, spicy hop aroma with a touch of light bready malt. Lots of grapefruit in the flavor and a firm, but restrained bitterness. Dry and light crackery malt flavor. Nice balance overall. Medium-light body and quite drinkable.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light wood. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
after4ever (5859) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at hudson public. Pours a cloudy burnished dark gold. Loose white filmy head with tons of sheeting white lace coming down the sides. Nice guava nose, tons of pineapple and other tropical fruit. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, but, really, just tons of tropical fruit on the mid palate. Long resiny finish. Yum.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Falling Rock, Denver. Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head. Pale malts and citrus aroma with an herbal presence. Drinkable, lightly sweet herbal hops with the pale malts. Enough hops to make this a solid pale ale.
BrewDad (4605) - Olympia, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice malt aroma with added hops with like fruit aroma.
Appearance – Amber in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Nice Hoppy citrus flavors with a good malt balance. Slight caramel.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – Nice summer beer this was very tasty and refreshing.
KyotoLefty (5798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bottleworks in Seattle.
Pale amber color. Nice citrus hop aroma. Hoppy, bitter, nice citrus and grass flavors with light, unobtrusive malts. Clean and tasty, without caramel getting in the way. Great summer beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SPA on tap at papago 4/1/2010.
brown pour with a spotty white head.
extremely hoppy aroma!... orange, grapefruit, pith, pine and peppery with a touch of pale caramel malt.
the palate is a touch heavy on the sweet pale malt... flavors reflect the aroma with a mild bitterness and dry finish. it is spicy as hell!.
full bodied yet crisp. smooth and easy to put away. 8/4/7/4/16/3.9