mcox90 (1678) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with a 1 finger white head. Minor lace. Weak aroma of biscuity malt & foral hops. Flavor is semi sweet with more biscuit followed by some mild pine resin. Thin palate. Not a lot going on here. If this is the beer that started the craft beer movement, than it’s a wonder it got off the ground. Boston Lager is way better.
jtclockwork (10692) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours semi cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemon, light malt, sweet bread and mild grassy/spicy hops. Lighter bodied.
Witzend (17) - - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle nice clean crisp color with a malty citrusy aroma nice summer ale
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dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear-golden color with soft white head. Sweet bready aroma with some light orange/orange-peel aroma. Light bodied, lightly sweet-bread with some of that orange/orange-peel character.
A nice idea and Im glad they did this project...not a bad beer, but such a defined SA malt character shows through that it makes me believe that this is far from the original taste.
ryanscourt (890) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange. Sweet smelling hops. Not much bitterness in body. Mostly sweet flavors that don’t last too long. Fairly enjoyable but fairly short, lacking a long lasting palate. Overall I liked it, though its a little bit of an unfulfilling experience.
Ashandari (5) - - APR 17, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This brew was almost indistinguishable from PBR. If this is how they brewed it in the ’Old Days’ then I’m glad we live in the modern era.
Ernest (6700) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of DMS, celery, ammonia, detergent.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
How incredibly insulting to Jack. All kinds of off notes in the nose (smells like swill lager to be completely honest, there’s nothing attractive about it other than some faint hops), and it’s ridiculously syrupy sweet and dirty in the mouth. It blows my mind that this was considered acceptable, much less good. At least Sierra Nevada’s Jack and Ken’s brew was decent, this is truly repulsive.
boxofrane (2387) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear light orange with minimal head and tons of carbonation. The aroma Is a mix of grassy hops and lager. The taste has a light hop kick, light citrus. Decent.
BucannonXC5 (1062) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: March 28, 2013
Consumed: April 12, 2013
Misc.: Best by June, 2013
Poured an orange amber color with two fingers of long-lasting white head. Nice looking foamy lacing on the sides. Very good retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled a skunky malt to start. Also some hay, cereal and grass. Some faint lemon late as well. Pretty earthly overall.
Tasted better than the smell. Still earthy, grainy and heavy, but more citrus notes. Malts were grass, hay and skunk. Some hops, maybe resin and faint citrus.
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt finish.
Nothing special about this pale ale. Not even worth a try.
UDBeernut (2152) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow, small head. Nose is bland. Taste is malt based with some flowers on the finish. Watery body. An APA for a commodore 64 world.