bhiner41 (187) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It is a very golden color and smells like an American lager versus what we know as an American Pale Ale. It is underwhelming and I really expected more. Lager flavor, with slight hops dryness. Out of all the beers I could have picked this was not a great choice for an American Pale Ale.
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Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Kroger. Light orange pour with a big white head. Aroma is carboard, grass, and light citrus. Taste is bready, maybe some orange, and more cardboard grain. Weird finish.
asedzie (660) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with pillowy white head. Nose is very mild, even lagerish, but good - grassy and slightly fruity hops, graininess and a slight hint of fresh yeast. First sip has a bevy of flavors that far exceed the expectations set up by the aroma. Good rich malt backbone for an ale on the paler side, bread dough, mild toastiness, balanced throughout by assertive notes of alpha acid, all followed up by a palate cleansing burst of slightly piney bitterness. I’m rating this on its own merit, with its history in mind - as opposed to considering in comparison with current exemplars of the style - and I’m see how this must have really woken up the palate of a whole generation of young people disillusioned bland corporate lagers.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear pale gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of frains and light floral hops. Taste is light bitter. Grains with floral and light earthy herbal hops. A little citrus in there too. Full bodied with a creamy and slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. Easy drinking and enjoyable.
krumbum (660) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
mellow is the word easy to drink. balanced with little pop in any direction.
mansquito (4053) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 12oz ($2): Pours orange with a small, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is light citrus and some malts. Taste is light hops. Tiny amount of bitterness. Pretty bland and forgettable, but pleasantly drinkable.
BeerandBlues2 (10687) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear pale orange with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, peach and pear fruity esters, and light honey and biscuit malt. Flavor is fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with balanced malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
nickmoyer (25) - Laureldale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointed with this Sam Adams. It's nothing special at all. Kind of bland and not too much of a taste to it.
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jbrana (562) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is nothing special or out of the ordinary, but it is probably one of the best examples of a basic American ale. If faced between this and a macro, I would go for this hands down, but it lacks some of the magic that tends to be present in other craft beer. I can certainly appreciate this beer for what it is, but not much more. Has a slightly skunky hop presence with a sweet and maybe corny? malt flavor. Leaves a bit of a grassy taste on the tongue.
DMLINAZ (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of malts, grass, wheat, just a hint of citrus and mild hops. Flavor is similar, more a Kolsch, lager or pilsner to my taste than a pale ale. Not bad, and I appreciate there’s some history to the recipe, just not what I was expecting, and not generally my kind of beer. Seems like a decent Kolsch, but this was definitely lacking in hops for my preference. Glad I tried it and wouldn’t turn it down, but I wouldn’t go out of my way.