solidfunk (4885) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easy drinking and inoffensive. Pours gold with foamy initial head. Light bitter finish. Mass market taste. Light citrus and decent backbone. Bottle from trader Joe’s.
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Clear golden pour, fluffy white head. Nice danky hop aroma with a lot of citrus, bit of diesel, and a hint of sugary malt. Flavor is herbal with citrus, extremely clean brew that I could drink forever.
Mep3222 (735) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piney and citrus hop aroma a bit lemony and earthy. Light but flavorful. A bit of a minty medicinal finish. Descent beer, but almost a little lagerish funk to it as well.
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loubar (142) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. In the glass, it is clear and golden. Unassuming nose of yeast and hops. Distinctive citrus, floral hop flavor jumps out on a neutral malt base. Pleasant bitterness borders on resinous. Quite dry and light on the palate w/o being watery. Well done. This tasty little pale ale is really a session IPA in disguise.
ads135 (3289) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty decent pale ale. Nice floral and citrus aroma and a well balanced finish.
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pretty unassuming pale ale. clean and refreshing. lacking in complexity with a tiny pricetag. seems like FW has either really cheap mediocre beers or really expensive really good beers."
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OK but thats about it. Fair use of hops for aroma, a little lean and dry, nothing in malt profile...great price at trader joes.
Frank (3224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a tasty little pale ale for sure. It could almost pass as a session IPA. In the glass, it is clear and pilsener golden. It’s head is small and of mixed bubbles and leaves behind little ropes of lace. The focus here is very much on citrus zest hop notes and pleasantly resinous bitterness. It is quite dry and light on the palate w/o being watery with some floral notes coming out in the long, bitter finish. This was brewed by Firestone Walker and they did a real good job of it.
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale gold color, thin head. Hoppy aroma. Tasted like pears. Light bodied. Not a pale ale fan but enjoyed this. Nice on a warm day.
TATE (341) - Lubec, Maine, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Trader Joes. Pours yellow with no head. Big piney hop aroma. Based on the aroma, I was expecting a hop bomb APA which seems to be the trend but I found some good balance with some layers of flavor and a mellow finish. This one is pretty good.