highlandlad (1434) - 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 (4065) - 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 it’s refreshing and pretty well balanced regardless of the ingredients used. Finishes with more floral hops, dry bitterness and a touch of sweet fruitiness.
bu11zeye (12112) - 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 (2836) - 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. I’ve had a lot of beers described as "Pale Ale", most were frighteningly bad. I almost didn’t 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", there’s a picture of a St-Ambroise Pale Ale.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:Malt and caramel.
Appearance:amber,beautiful white head.
Good pale ale
omhper (20718) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks Rastacouere Deep golden. Aroma of fruit and hay. Fairly sweet with buttery, dense malt character and balanced bitterness. Solid and enjoyable.
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle. Small white head, fully diminishing, fair lacing. Amber body that seems of average density. Moderated hops aroma (fruity and a bit herbal at the same time). Flowers, citrus (orange) in the nose also as less predominant (more subtle) aroma. Light sweetness and mostly hops of moderated to heavy bitterness as initial flavors. Hops and even heavier hop bitterness (but not as hoppy as you may think or as I may like) as final flavor of average to long duration. Medium body, fizzy carbonation (too much to really appreciate it to its full potential). Still a decent beer but would benefits a lot more from less carbonation and a bit more complexity.