JohnGalt1 (1537) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brought out of retirement for the Spring variety 12-pack... Jesus, it is hard to believe it has been 10 years since I had one of these. Pours with a 2 finger off white sorta foamy looking head... the brew is clear polished amber... splotchy lacing.
Floral/lightly citrus hops are nicely balanced by a bigger than expected pale malt presence that is also carrying a bit of caramel and toasty notes.
Starts a bit sweeter than I normally like, but it moves seamlessly into floral hops... just enough bitterness to really balance it all out... finishes with a lingering perfumy hoppiness.
Body seems a bit bigger than most standard APA’s... Still pretty drinkable and goes down easily.
No flaws really, it just seems like this one shows the age of when it was first brewed and now seems antiquated.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Bitter malty flavor with a lingering finish.
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento. Very malty for a pale ale. Medium head. Dark amber.
mjg74 (2972) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from BevMo. Toasted malt nose. Bready with a moderate hop character. Fairly smooth, with a lightly bitter finish. Sippable ale.
mintzmeet (444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Semi bitter light mahogany color. Not much flavor for what you’d expect. Non existent head. Astringent. Ginger cough drop
txspartan (1015) - Berchem, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2012
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
No head, barely any aroma. A tiny bit of sweet caramel on the nose. Watered down hops. Not very good.
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate hop aroma with hints of malts. Hazy orange-red color with a small white head. Lightly bitter throughout. Fades slowly in the finish.
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was clear reddish honey copper amber with creamy diminishing off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing throughout. Aromas where sweet bisciuty caramel pale matls. Hops where of resinous ctrus lemons with slight pine, herbal spices, no alcohol present. Taste was sweet pale, caramel malts upfront, then the lemony, piney slight grass resinous hops in the back. Palate was smooth creamy carbonation with mediium body The long smooth piney and malty balanced finish was a touch of caulk. A Good Pale, taste better as it warms up...
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours an almost clear copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and biscuit malts with grassy and citrus hops.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some citrus and orange hops. Through the middle, some pine hop and light bitterness comes through with some bicuit malts. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some orange and pine hops with a bit of bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Fairly balanced with just a bit of a thin mouthfeel.
bytemesis (6582) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium white head that dissipates quickly with good lacing. Aroma of floral hops and a slightly fruity note. Flavor is of lightly toasted malt with some floral hops. Lightly bitter finish. Smooth drinking, but unremarkable.
Pours dark deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is light fruity. Mild hoppy dry flavoured. Vague bittering note. Dry and flat malty into a dry finish. Dry malty and subdued fruity note into the finish. Simple and somewhat boring.