SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber in color with a light white head. Floral sweet caramel malt smell. Rich malt and spicy flavor pours into every taste bud. Very nice ale.
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flowery aroma, great pour.. this beer has an amazing golden glow to it and nice frothy head. Taste and palate of your average pale ale, however.
1FastSTi (3340) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via secret santa Summer 2006. The beer pours to a clean looking golden body with a foamy white head. The aroma is crisp with floral hops and some herbs and orange rind. The flavor is quite different. Weedy and grassy hops with some caramel white bread and flowers. Perhaps some orange rind. The palate is medium bodied with a nice texture. Good carbonation.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden orange, thin white head. Flowery, herbal hop scent. Has a thin watery body and an herbal hop character with a light lemony touch. Slight spicyness and a grassy earthyness. Simple.
Lowe1983 (1355) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy, light amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with caramel and a hint of sweet malts. Flavor starts off with the floral and pine hops that give way to the sweet malts. Finishes bitter with citrus hops. Another delicious brew from Southern Tier.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a pale gold with a small, white head. It was light, lightly flavored and lightly hopped, but well balanced with a slight hop finish. It’s smooth, goes down quickly. A hot day thirst quencher, make sure it’s cold. I didn’t know whether to describe it as bland or mild, I’ll settle for the title description: pale.
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-brown-amber color, small creamy head, lace. Bready, malty aroma with notes of orange peel. Good flowery-hoppy-citric flavor, aftertaste has grapefruit. Long bitter aftertaste. Refreshing.
jsquire (3537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color out of the bottle with an egg shell head. The nose was of grassy hop pellets. This beer has lots of the bitter grass flavors that I do not really like (see GLBC Burning River). Apple, apricot, alcohol and that raw grass finish. Flavorful beer, but not the flavors I like.
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer, nice floral hop aroma and hazed amber color. Taste is mellow and soft for an APA. Sessionable.
jimhilt (2420) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts as hoppy/some malt but midway the hops kick in to the finish still a drinkable pale. $1.45 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.