thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a pale, it’s really dark, and that’s an understatement. Good drinking ale. Sweet, with a little fruit.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2005 Pours medium gold with thin white head. Aroma is sweet ripe peach and hoppy. Slightly bready. Taste is fruity with a richness and hoppy finish. One of the finest APA’s I’ve ever tried.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks go to my man up north, beerhugger, for this one! It took me awhile to find this stuff in the database. "Where’s the belgian blonde?" It can’t be a pale ale...wha? it is? OK.... Clear, dark golden pour with a beady, thick head. Great aromas, with a sweet malty touch that reminds me of honey and peaches. Just the slightest bit hoppy. Beautifully delicate on the palate, with hints of fruit, fresh dough, flowers, and honey. Malty, lingering finish. This would be a great summer session beer. I don’t really know about this being an APA, but it’s just such a tasty beer, I can’t knock it. Thanks again, Steve!!!
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet hoppy flowery aroma, nice red gold colour with little head. Slightly sweet with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Leaves an odd taste on the tongue I am unfamiliar with.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 Bottle (341ml) - Pours a fairly clear glowing coppery amber, quick-dispersing white head, bubbly lacing left behind. Aroma - hop-bitter, slightly sour malt, apricot, grains (corn? canola?). Taste is mild hop, mild grainy malt - smooth, balanced, non-challenging but not boring either. A bit of astringent orange peel and minerals on the palate, starts a tad malty, finishes bitter. Tastes of northern forest and eastern rocks. Not great but very good Canadian ale - why don’t the macros even taste remotely like this?
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange/copper, slightly cloudy with a nice frothy head. Aroma is citrus fruits (Lemon and orange rind, a bit of grapefruit), mild yeast and malt. Flavours are very nice, citrus fruits, yeast and a bit of bitterness at first but a fairly heavy finish. Mouthfeel is quite creamy. Very refreshing
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is nice amber with an off white fast fading head that left a nice lacing...smell is full of hops...grapefruit and pine...taste is sweetly fruity and a nice clean hoppy finish...
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light brown color, bubble and thin white head, fully lasting and nice lacings. Hops and yeast aroma. Explosion of malt, cereal and fruits. Light alcohol in the finish, watery texture (just a little) and light to medium bodied. Nice Pale Ale.
Bière de couleur brun pale avec des bulles dans sa robe et un mince collet blanc qui perdure jusqu’à la fin et qui colle bien au verre. Au goût, le malt est frappant à la 1ere gorgée, go¸ut également de céréal et de fruits. Texture un peu acqueuse, corps léger à médium, leger fini d’alcool. Très bonne Pale Ale.
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured golden colour with the perfect head. Just the sweet side of balanced.
heemer77 (5211) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks pintbypint. Poured a dark godl, almost orange color. The aroma is sweet caramel and bananas. The taste is light grapefruit with some dark bread crust. There is also a note of black pepper in the aftertaste, but it is faint. A nice varation on an APA. I think this might be closer to an amber, but shows that the style has a lot of potential for diversity. More well balanced than many in the style.