Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat cloudy yellow-orange pour, nice and bright. Musty, yeasty aroma. Flavor is odd. Bitter, citrusy with some bread/malt notes. Crisp finish, lingering earthiness. To be honest, I like it. A bit different, pale ale is a broad category and this one fits the bill.
wlajwl (3872) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus, yeast and mildly gritty malts. The flavor is citrus, mildly gritty malts and a mix of bitter and mild tartness in the finish.
Mschuier (14) - - FEB 6, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.This is not your normal pale ale. Had a distinct earthy oaky flavor to it. Not bitter, but hoppy. Light brown beer. Nice aroma, if a little flat. Small amount of citrus in taste. Has a good small hoppy flavor. Definitely to try again.
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Hartung32 (216) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting ale; if it wasn't a one-off, this would be a great warm weather Sam Adams(along with Summer, and Noble Pils). I haven't had anything like this: there's hoppiness and a lemony flavor(similar to Stone 16th anniversary, albeit a muted version).
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kdm1984 (663) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy aroma. Earthy flavor with malts and hops coming through at the end. Not your typical modern APA by any means, which makes it quite the throw-off. A real hippie pale ale. Not bad, but not a favorite for me personally as earthy beers are not among my tops. If you like earthy with your pale ale, though, then this will be a hit.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (oddly enough I hit rating 100 for this beer with it!). Pour is a clear medium to light gold with a smallish head and aromas of grain dust and light citrus... Aromas are not very pronounced. Flavor is sweet honey bread and light citrus hops... Kind of a lemon and peach edge to it. Not bad, and a very nice beer... But not as aggressive as I like my hops to be in a modern craft beer. I can see how this was a major departure from where the brewing arts were at the time, but I like the punchy stuff today much better. Thank you, Sam Adams for reminding us of where we came from!!!
Finhead (1181) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is corn and light cereal. It has a medium body with crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a semi-dry finish.
tricyclist (750) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow pour with full two finger head. Nose is mild hops, kinda malty. Flavor is alright, kinda hoppy but nothing to write home about. According to the girlfriend: smells like dirty socks. Tastes like stale yellow urine. Done
S_Side_Smitty (457) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours crystal clear and gold with a small white head. Aroma is light grains and faint yeast. Taste is easy pilsner-like malts with a little bitter bite in th finish. Although not overly complex, it is easy to drink with a pleasant character.
mrhillburger (12) - - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Was expecting this beer to be a bold and hoppy experience. Instead, I was delightfully surprised as it was a very gentle Pale Ale. The hops are there but in a softer way. Weird aftertaste.