mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to jimbowood for this bottle. So close. I traded for this so I could have the right beer for the right rating on the right day. Unfortunately, I got a little distracted yesterday and never got around to rating the beer. So, I got in the right mood again and am rating it a day later. Close enough. Pretty light and watery, almost a pale lager style pale ale (hence the extra pale). Malt is so light it almost makes my mind wander towards adjuncts. Hops just donít play the role they should in a pale ale. Virtually just there to balance the malt a little. No standalone bitterness at all. The best thing i can say about this beer it that itís very wet. The little bit of hops do suggest somethinig like a wet grass in the morning or a melon. Itís cool and wet, but with a touch of a green hopish flavor. If someone told me this was a pale lager I would have to score it pretty high, because it tastes like a really good pale lager. But, as an APA, it just doesnít have enough of anything to be satisfying.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle on 44/16/2008. Clear gold pour, medium white head. Toffee and some light citrus aroma, not overpowering but inviting. Clean on the palate with a medium body and carbonation to match. Good balance, and welcome and refreshing dry finish. A pretty standard APA, easily drinkable and refreshing. Nice session beer.
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden, slightly hazy; light body; dusty-tasting; light hop notes.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orangish amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, hops and spices. Taste is hoppy with flavors of pine, citrus, caramel and malt.Has a dry semi bitter finish.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Grassy, hop aroma. Flavor is hoppy, citrus, grass, mild malt profile. Fairly well balanced and dry. Medium body. Good beer. Easy to drink.
Nate (4115) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large draught at the Atlanta airport location in Terminal B. Mild grassy hoppy aroma, fresh. Light sweet malt smell, too. Coppery-amber crystal clear, with thin off-white head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts rather dry, with good hop presence, fresh and grassy. Bitter hangs in tight for a while, counteracting what caramel sweetness exists, then plays out at the finish. Leaves you with a muted nutty bitter-sweet finish and after.
dmac (5388) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from ucusty, thanks Dave. Pours an orangey amber with a small to average fluffy white head. Aroma doesnít really have the hop prescence that I was looking for. Mostly a sweet malt thinkg going on here. Palate is on the watery side with average stingy carbonation. Flavor is very similar that has some initial sweetness but is a little on the weak side and finishes only with a tad bit of bitterness. Not really what makes this an "extra" pale ale, "extra" average beer seems more accurate.
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The king of Atlanta brews. Iíve enjoyed this beer while living in the Atlanta metro, with its sweet, lightly syrupy notes and muted aftertaste.
"Not with a bang but a whimper"
-T. S. Eliot
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice orangy-yellow with a pale head. Citrusy and hoppy aroma with a nice clean pale ale taste. Just a touch of lingering bitterness. Overall, a very nice pale ale from a local brewery.
naivepegasus (361) - USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange yellow with a little bit of white head. Slight citrus to the odor. Itís got the crisp taste of most pale ales, but with a nice citrus hop aftertaste. One of the better American Pales Iíve had.