markandrewpope (3) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I guess I was hoping for a nice, punchy pale ale. I think if I were blind tasting this, I would have thought it to be a Corona-esque beer. Light, straw color, and a slight honey overtone. There’s skunk in the smell and taste (thus the Corona correlation).
Don’t think this will be one I finish. Too bad, really. I think that 30 years ago had I a steady diet of Bud Light, I would have been excited about a new taste. But, I’m planning on following this with a whiskey stout....
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle, BB July 2013) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, earth, herbal, and grain. Flavor of grass, earth, light pine, and citrus with a moderately bitter finish.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Interesting re-make of one of America’s first craft beers. Pours clear golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of white bread, pine, light citrus. Taste is sweet, bready, straw, subtle white pepper. Nice.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a clear golden color with a one finger thick white head. Light lacing. Aroma is herbal hops and light grain. Flavor is much of the same. Medium body. Kinda tastes like a lager. A decent beer.
llcooldave (985) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light gold in color. Thick frothy foam head. Slight citrus and wood notes in the aroma. Crisp and dry on the palate. Some piney hops bitter flavors along with a peppery note. Overall, easy drinking and not too complex.
Kinanik (4) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not like a modern pale ale, definitely indicative of its times. It is a smooth,drinkable beer with some malt and a little hop. Probably closer to a modern lager than anything.
SSSteve (3550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. a lightly hazy gold beer with a small, stable, creamy white head. lively, large bubbled carbonation. tangy, grassy, limey hop notes, almost like a good czech pils. grassy hop notes with light malt character. a bit salty. a thirst quenching ale.
wolfseye (1) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
At first I thought this passable and then I made the mistake of walking away and letting it get a bit warm - wow - it transformed into a bad lager with a seriously skunky aftertaste, it was awful - my rating is generous!!
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
12oza bottle of horrible beer. This is supposed to be a pale ale?? More like a nasty pilsner. Poured a good looking clear gold thinner body with a frothy bright white head. Aroma is dusty grains, bread and slight lemon. Flavor is just nasty, bad grapes, old moldy bread and dust. This sucks.
That1Guy (1805) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy golden with a white head. Supposed to enjoy before June 2013. Definite light-struck skunk aroma. Really difficult to get past. Tastes like a skunked pilsener. No pale ale tendencies whatsoever. No body, no hops, low carbonation. Awful.