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
frankenkitty (1991) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than expected... bottle poured a hazy, orange-amber with a creamy, almost-beige head that lasted awhile (and made return appearances upon swirling). Fruity, malted aroma, some yeast. Balanced flavor with a nice hop presence, albeit a bit thin.
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