extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Strong citrus aroma. Color light, clear orange. Hops present but not overwhelming - orange flavor carries over from the aroma. Body a tad light but very drinkable.
sjdesrv (3) - Portland, - SEP 9, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love everything about Rahr and Sons Brewery. The wonderful owner Fritz and his lovely wifeErin. Fantastic brewers Jason and Austin and all the amazing volunteers that keep this fantastic brewery up and running.Best of all the unmatched brews!
Koelschtrinker (9543) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hohler und trockener Antrunk mit Hopfennoten, die kaum den säuerlichen Unterton verdecken können. Leider weitet sich der Hopfen nicht aus, ab dem Mittelteil ist das Bier stattdessen wässrig und bitter. Leicht gersitg, zum Ende ist wieder eine minimale Hopfigkeit auszumachen. Die Bitterkeit dagegen ist weiter in vollem Maße vorhanden. Wässriger schneller Ausklang. 11/7/6/6/8/6
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange amber color, small amount of white head. Strange musty aroma - caramel malt flavor with some grassy and earthy hops. Meh.
boomerbrew (142) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint on draft - this was my third and last beer on the brewery tour so I was already feeling good. Who knows if this influenced my scores one way or another? Good aroma with malt flavors for a pale ale, some hop flavors were noted but could have been a little more. I think the brewery is going for a traditional dry bitterness on all their brews which were a common theme for the different styles. Nice overall.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce thanks to Cavie. Dark orange for a Pale. Taste is musty. Mellowed. No strong hop presence.
hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Weak body and slight hoppiness. Very unmemorable beer. Slightly metallic lackluster finsih. Poor salamanders, won’t be getting much help from me.
degbert (908) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Color is somewhat dark for a pale ale; almost into the amber/marzen range with a fluffy head. Nose has hops citrus, intermixed with an almost strawberry or raspberry note. Hoppy on the tongue, but there’s an herbal note mixed in -- green tea? Rosemary? It’s sharp, but not inherently unpleasant. Carbonation and mouthfeel are good. Average to a bit more than average.
Mora2000 (5162) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
200th rate from the great state of Texas. The beer pours and orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is not too great. I get some caramel, but I also get some nuts, corn and something musty. Definitely not what I expected and somewhat disappointing. The flavor is definitely better than the aroma, but it is still just average. I get a lot of nuttiness, along with some bready and toffee malts. To help keep things in balance, there is also a good amount of earthy and grassy hop characteristics. The beer is very balanced, not being very bitter or sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Disappointing overall.
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
have tried to update this as it is not retired... just bought a fresh one.
pours a great looking burnt amber color with a tiny tiny head. Looks awesome... and thats where it ends. smells of caramely malt. smells ... o...k. smells, honestly, like a cheap pale ale.
tastes... the same. cheap pale ale. very thin, very lacking in what I want from a pale. It is hop absent, a pale needs to have a lot of hop presence. this one is very weak. bad example of a pale ale. while Ido like that it is over the 5% abv make, which is a big thing for rahr... this one is an epic fail. Dont buy it. One of the worst representations of a pale ale I have had. Tastes really diluted.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color. Foamy, off-white head. Earthen pale malt aroma. Slightly creamy texture. Flat, bitter pickup with and distinct kent golding hops. Bitter sweet flavor and a lasting weak bite.