Kinz (3414) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold with an orange tint, a bit fizzy. Slightly sweetish aroma, with some citric hops and bready notes. Flavor is far more of a blonde than an APA. Vaguely beery, somehow almost stale. Flavor notes overall reflect the aroma, but with a somewhat cooked aspect. Easy to drink, but not my thing.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark maize with a light tan foamy head Hoppy-citric nose. Smooth and richly malted, citric-acidic-sweet finish. Good beer.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden color with a nicely lacing head. Aroma is of mild hops with a little bit of maltiness. Flavor is reminiscent of Sierra Nevada, but a little bit more thin. Overall a nice pale.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A hazy copper colored brew that is topped by a cream colored head. A spicy lightly citric aroma, and perhaps a bit of oxidation character, emanated from my glass. There is a bit of spiciness in the taste as well. This is a fairly bland beer though. I seems to be dominated by stale malt and cardboard type flavors.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very clear and eye-squinting brightness from the trumpet brassy pour. hoisted on high is a jaunty mantle of foam the color of sunflower meats. served cold, aroma is tough to get ahold of, but my nose finally tackled what i likened to pear-like notes, green willow foliage, orange hard candy, and fresh bleached white flour. brisk mid-tongue attack of carbonation throws all it's hops into play immediately, mostly with citrus zest flavors, leaving slightly sweet malts to whisper at the edges with a golden-grained accent of tortilla chips. nice little pale-- cleansing and clarion with spicy foods.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy burnt orange with a medium white creamy head. A slightly musty English citrus aroma,some pine. A slightly sweet malt taste with a dry citrus finish. A good session beer.
argo0 (11891) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely clear amber body topped by a small creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, light orange/grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitterness, floral, orange, light caramel. Medium body with light chewiness. A delightful beer, perfect for sessions.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Okay, so I guess this isn't too bad for a blonde ale. The aroma is not enticing. The Mouthfeel is ok, but it could be a little thicker. The initial taste is very paleish, but the finish and aftertaste are just nasty. It lasts forever. The bitterness in the finish is not the good bitter that you get from good hops; it is that bitter you get when you lick the crystal of a leaf in the woods. That is the major downfall of this beer.
jgb9348 (4968) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange/golden in colour with a large dense off-white head that lasts and lasts. Smells just like an American Pale and has very nice hoppy characteristics. Some malt is also noticeable in the aroma...this is one of the best aromas i've ever come across for the style...if not the best. Strong malt presence with a bit of a hop kick near the end of the taste. Not much with other flavours other than just the strong malt and the hops. Aftertaste a bit bittered from the hops and still reminiscent of the malt. Overall, a decent beer, and one of the best Blonde's I've had! Aroma and appearance are spot-on but the taste is lacking quite a few knocks. Worth picking up if you like the style or are in the mood for a 'lighter' beer. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia.
TheBeerGod (5454) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Decent orange brown body with a thin white head. Definite malty aroma. It’s powerful! Nice malty body. Semi-sweet and a little dry. Smooth texture in the mouth. Finishes with a cereal like aftertaste though. It kind of detracts from it overall. Decent beer and worth trying.