Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. With the future of this line up in the air, I figured I better snatch some up while I can. Mildly hazy amber with an off white head. Big grapefruit nose, some caramel, hints of orange and lemon candy. Nice lace rings! Sweet thick caramel and grapefruit flavors, some light sour candy notes. Pretty big and bitter for an APA. Finish is a well rounded bitter. Very good.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In Bottle: This is a thouroughly underrated beer. Pours a dark amber color, great looking head. It smells piney, almost floral. Why do they call this a pale ale? This is absolutely a wonderful west coast IPA. Good good stuff.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to ( realale420 ) for this beer. Pours a medium amber with nice lasting frothy head and good lacing. Aroma of light hops and malt. Nicely balanced. Flavor is a slightly dry mix of hops, citrus, and malts.
thehurt01 (254) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good looking amber/orange body with a big fat heat the goes down after a few seconds. the taste is bitter hops then goes into a semi-sweet finish. NICE!
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured slightly cloudy amber witha small to average, white head that faded to almost nothing but still laced a little. The aroma was moderately malty with moderate pine and grapefruit hops. The initial flavor was noderate to heavy sweetness with light bitter hops. It finished with moderate hop bitterness. Great balance between the malt and hops. The palate was medium with a slightly metallic finish with a touch of alcohol. This one was just like all the other Reaper Ales, great. I only wish the aroma was a little stronger.
rmussman (1511) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from BevMo. Enjoyed greatly its hoppy flavor. It poured very nicely into the pint glass with light tan color. Mouthfeel is excellent and after taste is negilible. Flavor is very hoppy. I went back to get the redemtion ale after trying this one.
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.
GG (1980) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
So I noticed that Sudwerk is now brewing this beer. It was nice to see it there on the shelf, as I kicked myself for not getting it when it was brewed by the previous brewery.
The beer pours out a hazy golden/orange body (looked like apple juice in my glass) with a foamy 2" thick head. Medium carbonation present. Aroma is chock full of citrus/grapefruit hops, with a bready yeast/caramel malt character which allowed the hops to really show up. Juicy was my first thoughts regarding the hops. Flavor of caramel malts really stand-up well to the citrus hop profile of the beer. Definite grapefruit, some pine too show up as it gets a bit warmer. Fantastic bitter finish, long and lingering. Quite refreshing to see a pale ale with this amount of bitterness. It could even cross over into IPA territory.
nolankowal (918) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma of bready malt, some light citrus, and some light pine notes. There was a flavor of light sweet malts coupled with some grapefruit and earthy hop elements. Medium body with an even flavor and has a nice bittersweet finish. Overall for an american pale this has some nice flavor and body to it.
Ibrew2or3 (5741) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Golden color with lasting white head. Full pine with slightly citrus hop bite to the nose. Big mouth full of hop bitterness with a bit of hop flavor. Midway some malt sweetness surfaces to march this beer down to a fairly balanced finish, well, moderately hoppy finish.