humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2007
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma is soapy and slightly sweet with a touch of bubble gum. Color is dull bronze with a slight haziness. Flavor would be easier to describe if, in fact, there was any. There is some bread and hops, but it is watered down with a dishwater dominance. Palate is sticky and slick like Iíd just eaten catelope, watermelon or some other cucubit that has no place in a beer. Overall, I donít know what this beer is trying to accomplish. If it is to disturb or otherwise confuse or to serve as an example of poor quality or taste then mission accomplished.
beer_rookie (262) - USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper, or maybe honey color. About one finger slightly beige head, without a very aggressive pour. A little residual head, some lacing but not much. A little cloudy, and maybe some sediment in there, or maybe itís tiny bubbles, I canít quite tell.
Aroma is pretty light, not much to it. I smell light honey. Light lemon zest. Lightly bready. Light roasted malts. Everything about the aroma is light.
Taste is quite malty, itís pretty well balanced between sweet and bitter. Bready malts are dominate in the taste, although not heavy.
Mouthfeel is medium body despite everything else is so light. Itís barely dry. This is a very sessionable beer.
Overall, itís pretty good. It wonít blow you away, but itís decent enough to make you want another. But yes, I would buy this again, and yes, I would recommend this as a good English Pale Ale.
donandres (124) - , Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle poured to pint glass cold beer
Appearance: Light yellow, head, a lot of lacing
Aroma: scent smell of malt, slight fruity smell nothing else
Taste: still ok
Mouth feel: carbonated
Overall: good beer nothing special
just got it to taste it
Leafs93 (1987) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale gold with a white head. Aroma is earthy, grainy and light citrus. Taste is light bitters with a touch of sweetness. Light bodied, easy to drink and refreshing.
sawbuck (549) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice aroma of fresh bread, and malt. Deep orange amber color with a tan head that quickly fades. Rich sweet malt up front. Some caramel, and a slight toffee note follows initial sweetness. Dry bitterness next. Slightly watery mouth feel. Finish is mostly balanced, with a slight peppery bitterness right at the end. Not bad.
anfractuosity (283) - - AUG 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not especially great rather flat and uninteresting. Could do with more malt flavour..
ccex (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle pours a sparkly brownish gold color with average white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma has grains and malts. Flavor is bready and grassy. Taste is slightly bitter, with light to medium body, average carbonation, and a crisp mouthfeel. I expected more hops in a pale ale. Nothing bad here, but nothing memorable either.
tfontana (375) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma is mild malt with resinous hops and some basement aroma. Appearance is clear golden brown with nice sparkle, 2 finger-width head with fair retention and fair lacing. Taste is light sweet which is dominated by light bitter. Palate is light bodied with thin texture with average carbonation and bitter-dominant finish. Overall, a pretty mild offering that looks nice and is more bitter than sweet.
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
an average pale ale. strong pale malts dominate with really no other flavors. maybe a hint of hopps. bitter finish. smells malty and pours deep copper with a thin white head. had out of a bottle at home..average.
Floback (547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as part of a Schlafly sampler pack. I enjoyed their pumpkin ale so much, I wanted to try some others by them. Pours a standard amber color with a half inch of white head that recedes quickly. Loose, spotty lacing on the glass. Thin aroma of grains. Flavors of bread, subtle malty caramel. Not much else. Medium carbonation and medium body. This isnít a bad tasting beer, but very boring and forgettable. I certainly hope the oatmeal stout and APA in this pack are better than this. Otherwise, Iíll be sticking to their pumpkin ale as the only recurring purchase of Schlaflyís offerings.
p0rkch0p (38) - Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not good, expected better from shlafly. Might want to drink something better before having this one. Maybe its the style, not my fav