badgerben (4649) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark gold color with no head. Just a slight grain aroma. More of the same in the taste, just a bit of grain. I didnít get any hops at all; it was more like a bland pale lager. Disappointing.
rederic (3222) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orangish-amber color, big foamy head, fruity, floral hop, pale malt aromas, follow through on a medium-bodied with a very good hop character, malty note and a nice dose of dry bittering hop finish.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color. Sweet hop aroma. Nice and sweet with hops. A good enjoyable beer, but nothing to make it stand above the crowd.
highlandlad (1443) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2009 A refreshing, easy-drinking APA from glorious Quebec. Not as muscular as many North American examples of the style - this is at the lighter, summery end of the scale. Amber body with a shallow cap of suds. Really inviting aroma of nutty malts, lychee and toffee. Quite a restrained example of the style. Some caramel malt flavour underpins piney hops. I prefer something a bit chewier than this but this is very sessionable. (341ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 31/7/09)
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Called Blonde (Pale Ale). Clear dark golden colour. Medium rocky head that fades to thin. Citric Hoppy nose. strong dry citric hoppy lingering taste.
ClarkVV (4414) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2006 2004 bottle. Light amber color, not highly filtered. Good amount of white head, very well retained. Aroma of floral hops, fruitskin (peach, pear, nectarine, apple), drying bitterness and not much malt detectable in the nose. Flavor is surprisingly bitter to start, not citric bitterness; I do like the hops profile here. Little bit of grassiness, a bit of sweet malt that tastes more suitable to a pilsener than an APA, but itís refreshing and pretty well balanced regardless of the ingredients used. Finishes with more floral hops, dry bitterness and a touch of sweet fruitiness.
bu11zeye (12343) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a descent off-white head. Aroma of grapes, raisins, and maple syrup. Flavor of malts, caramel, and cola. Slick mouthfeel. Not sure why this is classified as an APA...
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good American Pale Ale. Hoppy, malty, and spicy flavors. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry.
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml brown bottle. Iíve had a lot of beers described as "Pale Ale", most were frighteningly bad. I almost didnít buy this. but I trusted this brewery, and was well rewarded. Deep gold/coppery appearance. Full, fluffy white head. Fruity nose, nice hop bouquet. Begins with a fruity note, moves towards earthy malt, spicey and bitter hops blend beautifully throughout.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper, with a creamy, clingy white head. Grainy, with a sweet touch of hops. If I could describe the taste with just one word, it would be balance. Just the perfect equilibrium of malt sweetness at first and hop bitterness in the end. Goes down creamy and smooth, and fits well in any occasion. In my dictionary, next to "Session Beer", thereís a picture of a St-Ambroise Pale Ale.