mybrainhurts (376) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well... to finish out the end of American beer month, I will sample and rate this pale ale. Mild aroma of dry hops and somewhat herbal in the nose. Juicy with mild hoppiness for flavors, certainly not over the top. Finishes out grapefruity and dry. A good example of a mild pale ale.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Let me start off by admitting that I dislike pale ales in general. Having said that, this beer is pretty good. The nose was that of an evergreen that grows citrus fruits. The colour was a reddish tinge, more of an amber really. All similarities in my mind to a pale ale ended there, when I first sipped this ale. Very nice mouthfeel, not too heavy or light. The oily piney bitter taste I expected never appeared. Sure, itís more bitter than a brown ale or a porter, but for an American Pale Ale, this was quite mild. I now have an open-mindedness to experiment more with this style, and would have no qualms about introducing it to other anti-hopheads like myself in the future.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color with a decent thin head. Slight hop aroma w/ citrus. Nice dry hoppy finish. Decent
croutonboy (3) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve lived many places and tried many beers but I keep coming back to this one. What it lacks in distinctiveness it more than compensates for in itís universal appeal. It always tastes good to me, regardless of weather, food-pairings, or mood. The dry-finish and clean texture make this an every day, always-in-the-fridge beer.
RoadTrippnGrrl (3) - USA - JUL 5, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the pale ale that introduced me to the genre. Great for a beginner, average, but well crafted.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From draft. Light orange body with a thin lacing head. Light, thin aroma of citrus fruits. Hoppy, fruity, floral flavor that seemed to blend a touch of apricot. Dry hoppy finish.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Pours a hazy golden color. Smells of hops, pine, and citrus. Tastes much the same. A bit metallicy in the finish and very carbonated. This is a refreshing and delightful example of the style.
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Alefest í05 - Average for this style. More thin than those superior beers from Sierra Nevade, Three Floyds, and Stone.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical amber color of most pale ales. Aroma is also typical, perhaps somewhat weak. Flavor is a good mix between hops and malt, not too dominated by florality. Maybe a few paper pulp-like elements mixed in, but not in that bad of a sense. Somewhat of a bourbony finish. As do some other raters, I find this a good, average pale ale. Not too much of a bite but not too lame either. Nice rich mouthfeel.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 A very high quality if somewhat ordinary pale ale. Not too bitter (not enough for some), not too strong. A good, casual, all-around beer to introduce to people not familiar with the style. Really great fresh on tap at the brewery--really nice people there