after4ever (6640) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at sb. Pours a hazy medium gold with a creamy, sudsy white head. Mild piney nose with caramel--very understated. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, and pine mid palate. Mild finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Clear copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Citrus, orange, light grassy and floral hops, sweet bready, grainy, biscuit, and light caramel malts.
T - Orange, citrus, grassy, floral, noble hops, smooth bitterness, sweet grainy, bready, biscuit, and mild caramel malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, bitter, dry finish.
D - Nice balanced and smooth APA. Nice hop and malt balance.
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that quickly disappears. The aroma was lightly toasted pale malts, crackers, light citrus with a mild tart character, grassy with light hops. The flavor has lightly toasted malts, crackers, mild earthy hops, grassy, light citrus and light peppery spice. Pretty clean and decent for what it is. Thirty years ago I bet this would have been a huge leap from what was available.
thornecb (4789) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear golf into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Caramel and candy corn aromas. Sour corn and candy corn front to back. Lasting sour earth finish.
smith4498 (3234) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear dark golden golor with white head. Floral and fruity aromas with some cereal grains. Lightly sweet fruity flavor with cereal grains, doughy yeast and grassy hops. Light to medium body with crisp carbonation.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Interesting brew for its history and whatnot, but without even knowing what it was, I was shocked to find out after smelling it that this was an ale - got grassy, slightly skunky notes that seemed a lot more like a lager. This would probably be pretty refreshing in the summer on a hot day, but not when it is 30 degrees outside.
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, as fresh as it’s going to get, best by JUN 2013, says 6.0% abv, serving a bit cold. Nose very hoppy, the coppery-spicy, leafy-woodsy sort of a nose I associate with English hop bouquets, even a touch sour over very thin crackery malt. Pours a pale yellow-golden with a short white head. Taste is hop-forward but not overdone, light bitterness and pretty dry for a pale ale, but the star here is absolutely the crackery flavor, light yeast rolled with with citrus and faint alcohol, lasts long into the aftertaste. Medium body. I don’t care about the history when rating (though I’m always interested to learn), and didn’t know before buying the sixer; in and of itself, it’s just built from a good recipe, well-made, refreshing and vibrant.
jmohno (1238) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 Light gold,almost clear,some froth.
Some sweet grainyness,mild citrus,kinda tart/sour,slightly nutty or busciut/caramel.Kinda yeastie.
Somewhat of a tart beer overall.has some sweetness,salty in the finish-like it seems with alot of SA beers.Some dryness in finish,seems medium bodied.Little bit of toast dryness in finish. Not too happy about having a whole sixer of this really.
mallons72 (182) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This tastes like a very good macro lager. But it is not. I can imagine cracking one of these in 1980 and saying wow. I’ll have another once it is warmer outside and i can mow the lawn. Too sweet!
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very light gold with a slight white head. Thin lacing. Aroma is cereal malt. taste is fresh, but overly malty and cereal. More like a lager than pale ale, at least by modern terms. Overly sweet, but with a sweet, floral hoppiness.