can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big and hoppy for a pale ale. I liked this one much better than the stout they had on hand at the LA Beer Fest.
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber color, low carbonation and a 1/2 inch white, frothy head. Aroma is citrusy and grassy with some light malt in the background. Flavor is citrus hops at first but then moves quickly into a strong grassy flavor after this a light malt flavor kicks in. The flavors kinda meld at the end to give a semi-plastic flavor on my palate. Overall the beer is an okay one but nothing to write home about.
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a medium white head. Sweet malt aroma with a hop balance. Hop flavor up front, but very acidic. Some yeast character as well.
LinusStick (2838) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A so so APA. Aroma was nice. Grapefruit hops with a weird staleness to it. Pour was a nice bubbly orange with one finger off white head. Taste was thin, but nice and hoppy. Grass and citrus hops with a thin malty aftertaste. Nice carbonation. Decent beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz from Norm’s, Vienna. A quite lively pour, just on the other side of golden and leaning towards orange. Lively carbonation, minimal head and lacing. Very strong grassy aroma, without many other qualities to it. It’s a medium bodied beer, with a prickly feel to it that more or less complements the extremely dry and bitter flavors. Grapefruit rind, with not much balance. Decent.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Mild floral hoppiness, a hint of citrus and grapefruit, caramel malt. Finishes very dry with some residual bitterness.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Large off-white, frothy head with good lacing throughout the drink; very clear, sparkling body of medium gold/orange hue.
S- Nose is mostly of bread and caramel malts, tones of citrus, and a hint of corn.
T- Initial taste of bitter hops quickly dissipates into the bread malt body; short finish dominated by grapefruit hops; overall well-balanced.
M- Light body; dry/watery texture; lively carbonation
D- Very smooth APA with full malty flavor; very minimal alcohol feel makes this an easy to drink ale that is light and refreshing.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours clear amber, with a small white head. Nice aroma - strong grapefruit hops, balanced with caramel and honey. Flavor is citric hops, flowers, caramel, and honey. Balance is toward the sweet side. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and earthy hops provide a long finish. Good stuff.
DuffMan (6639) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange gold, compact white head showing good retention. Muted aromas of caramel and resin. Sweet smooth malts are nicely balanced with citrus and resinous hops in abundance. Very good.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy clear amber with a light head. head and haziness both clear. light bouqet of piney and lightly floral hops. Somewhat watery mouthfeel light carbonation.
piney iterness followed by woody, floral and resiny hops. Just enough malt for some balance, but still heavily on the hops side of the scale. Just a hint of citrussy crispness. A resiny bitterness lasts.
A great pale that could be easily mistaken fo a mild IPA.