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 (1984) - 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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OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at a bar in Sioux Falls, SD on tap. It was a nice dark amber color. Creamy white head. The nose was that of a typically stronger pale ale. The taste was crisp and bitter and the finish was full of hops. I thought this was a pretty good beer and may have it again given the opportunity.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 25, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light off red, more yellow color. White thin head. decent lacing. Taste of water, minimal hops and a slight hint of orange sometimes.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orang/Yellow/Slight red depending on how the light hits it. Head is frothy and about one finger high. Aromas of sourdough, malt, not nearly enough hops, some citrus oreange. Flavor is thin and watery, weak oranges, even weaker hops. Leaves the back of the throat dry. Nice lacing.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear amber color with a medium white head. Malty aroma with light hop, caramel, and some paper. Caramel flavor, light hop, light bitter finish, and a little fruity. Everything about the beer is low keyed.
sfontain (850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely orange; medium, white head; lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is a bit weak--mostly malts, lightly floral; barely caramel. Flavor is lightly malty and very surprisingly hoppy through the finish. Medium-thin body. NondeScript, but very easy-drinking.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Matly, not as hoppy as it could have been (but perhaps I’m subconsciously comparing this to Summit IPA). Aroma was minimal, but the mouthfeel and hop/malt balance was dead-on for a refreshing result. Not mindblowing, but the taste is worth a try.
On tap, this was like four parts Bells Two Hearted Ale mixed with one part water.
drpimento (2626) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on draft yesterday at Bodega, so the small head may have been a result of the bartender’s pouring. Had plenty of lace and a nice reddish amber color. There was a nice fresh American hop nose. Nice body and quaffable; however, there was a distinct taste of iron in the middle that was very distracting. It’s a good session beer.