drfabulous (3557) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce. Lemon. Citrus. Grassy taste. Not bad, though not a modern pale. If this is accurate, I get why this would have been a big deal in the ’70s.
milewide (1361) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Middle-of-the-road pale ale. Fairly bitter, but with routine aroma and taste. Average body.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of toasty malt, lemon, herbal tea and honey. Flavor is honey malt, doughy yeast and a medium hop bitterness. Medium to light body with average carbonation and a crisp, bitter finish. Real nice, easy drinking pale.
rader58 (758) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a very pale yellow. Aroma of bubblegum, floral and grain. Flavor is very thin, slightly bitter and dry with the subtle hints of corn. Tastes like a glorified Pale Lager. Not good.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Rather simple, straightforward malt sweetness. A bit of bread and caramel, light floral hops, and a touch of grass. Sweet, simple flavor of bread and a touch of caramel. Floral hops, maybe some grass, and minimal bitterness.
ryecatcher (611) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Shit. This is complete shit masquerading as a microbrew. I’m not even going to waste my time describing it -- Schlitz would be more worthy. I blame myself -- shoulda known better when I read Jim Koch’s praise to the Beantown beer scene on the neck... but luckily, this was one bottle in a build-your-own-sixer from Binny’s. Boston is a cool town, but so far, I’ve never had a beer from there that didn’t suck.
Onslow (1075) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear yellow brew with white head, rather lagerish in appearance. Aroma of grass, herbal hops, a little fruit. Taste is light but notable malt with grassy hops at the start of the swallow with a nice grassy, fruity and very slightly resinous finish. Nice light maltiness throughout. My first impression is that this is rather one dimensional but it has a hidden complexity.
woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Interesting story behind this totally unremarkable ale. Label does not suggest that this is a Sam Adams brew, it even outwardly suggests that it is actually from the New Albion Brewing Co in Sonoma, CA. It is not until you read the smallest almost invisible print that lists the "address" of New Albion as Boston, MA. This beer pours pale amber with no head and has little character of an ale. Very mild taste, yeasty aroma. Its certainly not terrible but it is in no way interesting, lacks any individuality. Try one, dont buy a six pack.
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 (11760) - 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.