kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Sam Adams GABF brunch, finally getting around to putting notes in. Pours a slightly hazy, deep golden color; fine-bubbled off-white head. Mineral and spicy hop character, lightly restrained, with a rounded core of honey and light fruitiness. Medium body; medium-high CO2; perfectly drinkable, well-designed beer; a bit lager-like in its reserved fruitiness; pepper, spicy, and mineral hops; a touch of honey: like a lightly hopped extra pale ale. Toasty, lightly dry finish; spicy, minerals.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Nice wheat and spice scent, taste is a yeast funk and spice.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
served at 2012 denver rare beer tasting. Hazy gold. Not much head, bitter crisp nice pale.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 10/12/2012 at GABF. This American Pale Ale pours a light gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, slightly hoppy. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. Slightly sweet overall. There is a lot of history in this recipe. Nice to see it come back. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 (draught at Bukowski’s) nice copper with off white head. Very light malt and floral hops aroma. Flavor is biscuit malt and floral hops. Not much of an APA. If you’d told me it was an ESB I’d’ve believed you,
rerate from bottle: paler gold, not as malty, not as ESB-ish
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this one on tap @ Sunset. Great place. Very light aroma of malt with very little bitterness and not much spice or character to note. Taste is also about the same. Easy to drink yes but I would not choose this one for a lighter beer.
blklab2007 (2081) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap mews tavern 9/1/07. poured an amber in color with decent carbination and head. smell is light, malt, slight spices. taste is along those lines, the white wheat i believe stands out a bit, yeast flavors. beer is good for a sam i think. not a killer brew but good drinking.
ClarkVV (4086) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught pint at Sunset Grill on 6/7/07
Quite a deep, chestnut-auburn for a pale ale, though with some lighter bronze tints. Off-white head is moderate-sized, with medium to poor retention and blotchy lacing. High clarity.
Weak, soggy, old, dirty hops in the nose are quite repugnant from the get go and the crusty, hard, crystal malts certainly don’t pick up any slack. There isn’t much more to say, sadly. This was supposed to be a robust pale ale, but I dont know what went wrong. Right away, I suspect Sunset of keeping the stuff too long, but it’s hard to justify that, as the beer only came out about a month and that’s hardly cause for concern. And the tap lines dont seem to be a problem, as the beer wasnt infected nor was there any diacetyl. Just too much crystal malt and tacky caramel sweetness, with vague, citrusy, old hops. Didn’t finish the glass.