Goodgrief (1964) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oct. 2007 - Pale yellow pour with some head and lacing. The flavor was light grapefruit nectar with zingy bitterness. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel, maybe too much so. Just okay. Not my favorite ST offering.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear golden with small white head that last. Aroma is grainy, bready, with lots of fresh floral hops. Flavor is much the same floral hops with a touch of citrus and grapefruit and just a clean malt bill with a biscuit breadiness and a clean crisp maltiness. Just a standard pale ale but not bad at all.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1-19-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to Miketd
Slightly foggy pale yellow with a watery head and rings of lacing. Nice hop apricot smell but a bit too subtle for my liking. Taste is decent, doesn’t taste very hoppy or memorable, for that matter. Strange medicinal aftertaste. Very watered down flavor. Palate just isn’t strong or bold at all. I just wanted all aspects to be stepped up a bit.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Southern Tier’s Harvest Ale is a very good American pale ale that i bought in a Southern Tier variety pack
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Miketd. Thanks!
Pours yellowish gold with a lasting white head. Lighter than expected and looks much like a lager. Smell is grassy, earthy hoppiness, and mildly so. Taste is somewhat mild, and not very "green" or spicy like I like fresh hop beers. Melon and tea flavored hops mostly with some earthiness and mild bitterness. A bit watery and muted flavorwise, but this is very drinkable with no offensive qualities. Decent Pale.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy jerc. Pale golden colour with a fully lasting creamy and frothy white head – intriguingly pale for what I thought was an IPA. Lovely aroma – orange, lime, tangerine, leafy, grassy, almost herbal, and lightly candyish with toasty notes. Light toasty malts that let the citrus, grassy, herbal, and piny bitter finish do most of the talking. Medium bodied, firm but juicy and refreshing mouthfeel. A nicely quaffable hoppy pale ale.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not what I was expecting from the nondeScript bottle. Pungent Goldings hops with a tasty, candyish malt base and a great full body. Some grass, some spice, some caramel...a good everyday APA. Very well realized.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Jerc: Poured a deep hazy dirty yellow color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aromas of green hops are dominating with some nice floral notes. Taste is also dominated by some bitter green hops with some floral notes. Body is full with some limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well done for the style and something that I wish was available more readily around me.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[749-20071010] 355mL. Very grainy sweet citrus grapefruit hops aroma has a hint of sweat. Clear, pale orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. More sweet navel orange rind hops in the flavour with a touch of lemon. Light-medium body is only a little bitter. Very drinkable.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz Bottle. Nice salted passionfruit and pineapple aroma. Blistering with hot, juicy tropical fruit. Light herbal qualities. Nice. Pours a very clear gold, even. Lacy white webbing drips off of the glass. Flavor is dominated by similar bright fruitiness now mingled with resin, citrus pith, and grasses. Body is lightly thin. Thin, vaporous alcohols alight the mid-palate. Moderately complex and dry. There’s a palpable thinness that makes it dangerously drinkable, and completely fitting for an APA. I should have served this colder. Cellar temp isn’t working. This has an awful lot of flavor and complexity for an APA. Nicely dry and quaffable. Spicy on the palate, in a Moroccan way. Nice hop utilization overall, backed with a few fruity esters and the light malt is very clean and fresh tasting. A great rendition. A lightly filtered edge. Thanks Sean!