chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Medium body, nice hop aroma. Nice balance, the malt does a good job against the citrus hops. A little bit of bitterness at the end of the drink. Nothing amazing, but a solid beer. I could see drinking multiple of these.
spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured amber from the 12 ounce bottle with a fair amount of cream colored head. Lots of lacings. Aroma is more pronounced than most of this type.
Taste is citrus hops with a well balanced amount of malts. One of the best in that regard. I would rate this near the top of the session APAs. Hop bandits will not be impressed but I always enjoy a brew with perfect hops to malts ratio. Will be consuming more of this when I can find it.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker golden color with a medium foamy head that drops back leaving lace on the glass. Nice nose of hops with a citrus lean, and a touch of sweetness that weaves in nicely. Tasty beer, and a nice pale ale. Great choice for a springtime drink. It still has a little bit of texture to it, but on the softest end of the spectrum giving a easy drinking and nicely hoped choice. When you want something with a little more umph than your lawn lager.
I would buy it again. In a six pack next time.
Trev (1822) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy amber with a medium head. Caramel maltiness backed by a light citrus hop presence. Flavour was malty so-so with a light body and weak finish. My least favorite Speakeasy so far...
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden color with a thick foamy tan head that recedes slowly with a touch of lacing. Sweet citrus aroma, with some caramel and malt. Good flavor as well, smooth and well balanced, with a nice bitter bite at the end. Very enjoyable Pale Ale.
epf33 (224) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
one of the best pale ales i’ve had. not too hoppy, not too malty, everything is just very well balanced in this beer, even my friends liked it and they don’t appreciate beer as much as i do
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong citrus hops in the nose (lime, tangerine) with some spicy pine and a deep underlying caramel malt character. Slightly hazy deep golden body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, off white head that recedes slowly to a lasting cover with some nice lacing. Sweet caramel malts balance well with strong tangerine and pine hops that offer moderate bitterness. Medium body is just a bit slick and oily in texture but strong carbonation helps to relieve this. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Mar-08).
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been wanting to try beers from Speakeasy for years. Luckily I recently had a very "spatial" visitor who was willing to lug 50 lbs of the stuff with her. Nose of heavy citrus, pine, perfume, and spicy resin rounding it out. The brew pours a clear golden. The fully lasting sticky tight creamy white head leaves good lace. The brew has a fairly balanced start with a high level of acidity in the middle followed by a sharp bitter finish. The medium body is dry and lively, the finish feels very dry. Excellent, definitely worth the waith. "Spatial" thanks goes out to my baby Amanda!!
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Hazy gold with an eggshell head. Beautiful citrusy orange and lemon nose, some sugar cookie beneath. Nice mild grapefruit zest and dry maltiness. Mildly dry, clean finish. Decent.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge rocky, white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, lemon, and a light sweet caramel backbone. Similar flavor with the lemon making a strong showing. Very fresh tasting, though. Not a bad APA, though a bit one-sided.