Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ckeegan04 for this one. My can was poured into a standard pint glass .Nice amber body brew toped of with a good two fingers worth of off white head that turned to a thick lace.
Great aromas of pine and sweet malts filled my nose
This is a good pale ale well balanced with the sweetness of the malts coming first and the fresh hoppy flavors finishing it off. The mouthfeel is medium to light and crisp in the carbonation department.
Drinkability is great on this brew; I could sit back with a six of this easily. Another great session brew for sure, finished this one watching the sox win another one
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of BMan113VR. Pours an orange color with a bone colored medium rocky head. Nose is dry and dusty freshly ground malt, with some pine, and citrus. Mouthfeel is really watery and the finish is very short. Tastes like toast, pink grapefruit, and yeast with a little dash of sweetness. Honestly I was not very impressed.
Sammy (10765) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serviceable pale, with large fluffy white head on golden. Malty aroma, with a tad of fruit. Taste is a understated C-hop, with malt, and a tad of fruitiness. Not metallic, but there is an under average mouthfeel that almost seems to lead there. Perhaps better on cask. Thirst quencher drinkable.
Nephilium (1644) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild hop aroma, with caramel malts present. Pours a cloudy amber with a big frothy slightly off-white head. Nice pine hop characteristics, bit of bitterness, but nicely balanced with sweet malts. Very good drinkable beer.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with caramel and citric notes. Sweet flavor with caramel, fruity, piney and hoppy notes. Ends bitter.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep clear amber with lots of carbonation and a thin white head that lingers as a ring for while leaves a little bit of delicate lacing. The smell is dominated by pine (no surprise) and dark caramel malts. There’s some citrus but only as an accent. The taste has the earthy hops up front with some pine and grassy tones, but malts play just as big a role with caramel malts forming a big backbone int he taste. There’s a pine hop bitterness that lingers in the finish and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. I always enjoy good craft beer in a can and this is no exception. Very good pale.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange, amber colour with a white head. Light malty caramel sweet aroma with hoppy piney notes and hints of fruit. Hoppy, piney bitter flavor with a light malty sweetness.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Thanks to MaltOMeal for including this as an extra. Pours dark copper color with a huge white head that has great retention and lacing. Smell is strong malts with some piney hops underneath. Definitely more malty than hoppy though it’s a good type of malt. Reminds me somewhat of Dale’s. Taste is smooth, slightly bitter, grainy with some biscuit notes and subtle hop flavor. Very easy drinking. I really like canned beers for some reason and this is one of the better ones I’ve had. An excellent Pale Ale.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 Beautiful medium amber color with a slight reddish tint; beige colored head is thick and frothy. Aroma is of caramel, pine, oranges, and fresh hops with a malty accent. Flavor is light and malty with a hint of tropical fruits (pineapple and papaya), grapefruit, grass, and a bitter hop bite. Beautifully balanced.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2008 Wow...only 64 ratings...Great appearance, ruby copper with a light tan head (thick). Aroma is hops, barley and malts. Very pleasant, nicely balanced. Flavor isn’t all there, a little weak in malts and hops. Has a thin body with a nice bitter end. Starts off great...flavor disappoints slightly but definitely a good brew. 65 ratings now :)