MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color visable carbonation w/ a whispy white head nice lace. Dried apricot & light peaches & pears some light spices touches of alcohol Palate is well carbonated lightly creamy. Flavor is sweet lightly frutiy passion fruit w/ some sugars a dry finish that leaves a touch of honey on your tongue.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from BevMo LaJolla. Pours an orangey-tinged goden color, clear with a creamy withe head and intricate lace. Sweet fruity/malty aroma, peach, yeast, grass and floral hops. Very sweet and comple flavor, fruity with apricot, a hint of honey, yeast, basil and marjoram along with floral hops. Ful body, smooth and creamy carbonation. I seem to like this one more than most others. I found it to be interesting and flavorful.
FoolishMortal (983) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. bottle. Medium orange-gold color with a small rocky white head. Perfumey and hoppy spice aromatics, some sweet malt underpinning. Spicy herbal flavors, some grainy sulfur manifests later. Sweet cereal grainy finish with residual hop spiciness. Mouthfeel is heavy medium.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 A very good beer. A blone that you can actually taste!! @ 7.1% this is a great brew. I have a bottle in my fridge just calling my name.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a medium golden color. Sweet aroma with a hint of hoppiness. Slightly citric scent. Mildly hoppy bitterness up front. Malty and somewhat sweet. Hoppy bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SDBC: Golden color, nose of rich malt and strong hops, not much dry hops. Mostly bittering. The flavor is lightly sweet, strong bitterness and alcohol. Double blonde? More like a malt liquor to me but without the lagering or the adjuncts.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle from Hi-Time cellar. Unable to tell whatís inside from the label (mildly annoying). Nice fruity, light hop spice aroma, almost smelled like a german lager, but much better, I assume itís from the hops used. Flavor pretty much follows aroma, very clean, excellent body, balance and mouthfeel. Not real complex but I thought that this was a very well crafted and enjoyable creation.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at SD Brewing Co. Pours clear yellow with no head, but good lacing. Aroma of a malt and raisins. The taste is okay; malts and some spice, kind of like a weaker Belgian golden. It definitely hides the alcohol. It just felt like the beer was missing something.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Pours a definite blond with a decent head and decent lacing. Aromas were malty with some spice and a bit of fruit. Flavors were a bit more hoppy, but not until the finish. First the malt body came in with just a touch of spice. Not too bad.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22 oz bottle: $3.79 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) and (draft: Liarsí Club in San Diego, CA> With Green Flash and ReaperAle being so heavily into bottled beers, we donít get to see a new beer from them too often, so Iím excited by that we have a new ReaperAle offering. Itís been on tap for over three weeks around here, but now I finally get to enjoy a bottle of this brand spanking new brew in the comforts of my own home. Continuing on with their legacy of creating brash, ramped up recipes for common beer style, Inevitable Ale is essentially a very flavorful golden ale with a nice hop bite and a noticeable bump in alcohol. Itís medium sweet and very fruity with each sip, but soon after the sip, the hops kicks in, exhibiting traits of strong grassiness, medium bitterness, and mild spiciness and citrus. As the sips continue, the fruitiness tends to decline a bit as the hops builds and builds on the palate until it finally becomes a permanent fixture. Fruity, semi-sweet, grassy, alcoholic nose reinforces the presence of these flavors. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, fairly clean for the sweet fruitiness this beer shows, and of course the finish shows nice crispness. Thereís a slight alcoholic bite from start to finish, so the pale malts canít conceal the 7.1% ABV very well. Golden amber in color with perfect clarity, which would be gorgeous except for the fact that there are absolutely no carbonation bubbles rising through the beer. Perhaps I need to etch the bottom of this goblet? Tall, foamy, nearly-white head settles very slowly to a thin, almost filmy layer. However, a quick swirl easily rejuvenates the head back to a quarter inch in height. Plenty of patchy lacing is left behind on the glass. While this is still a fine beer, and a very tasty golden ale, I think this along with Deathly Pale Ale are my least favorites of the ReaperAle lineup thus far. And since the price point is about a dollar or more higher than the "standard" ReaperAle offerings, itís overpriced in my opinion.