asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at ATL airport brewpub. Pours copper with moderate tan head, lacing. Aroma is passionfruit, pine, light toffee, overall quite pungent. There is a bit of herbal-type skunkiness – my gf said maybe that’s why it’s 420. Flavor is sticky caramel maltiness, lightly sweet fruitiness, piney resin. Moderate lingering bitterness and pine needle flavor in the finish. Palate is creamy, lightly oily.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is by far one of the better american pale ales out there. I had two in Georgia and i was impressed. The aftertaste was mute and made it a very session-able beer.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear gold with mild head, tasted at bruisin ales. not a bad pale just nothing too special about it, a good sessionable grab.
boto (2064) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: This one pours a fairly clear , amber color. There was some white head and lacing to it. The aroma is quite good. Mainly citrus hops, with a few floral notes tossed in there also. The taste is quite good. Just enough bitterness with a good malt body. Very smooth drinking. A very well balanced Pale Ale, and a fine example of the style.
gsteph (322) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy copper with a one finger, quickly dissipating, white head. Some sticky lacing. Subdued nose of citrus, and fresh greenery. Not the hop profile I was hoping for. Flavor is a lightly sweet orange-apricot, bready, with a slight touch of hiding bitterness. The flavor is smooth, clean and crisp. The overall palate is good...but would be better if the flavors were more pronounced and the IBU’s were a lot higher.
Sammy (10792) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at the brewpub in Atlanta. Creamy soapy head on a light grapefruit colour. Hoppy and cramy maltiness, and good lace. Freshness.
Goodgrief (1973) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 2006 - Thanks to eaglefan538 for ticking another state off my list. Beer poured crystal clear light yellowish color with little head and lacing. My first taste impression was a citrusy lemon taste. As it warmed, though, a touch of caramel and some bready malt flavors also came forth. The mouthfeel was really smooth and although mildly hoppy, the bitterness wasn’t really there. This is one super drinkable beer...the mouthfeel was really the highlight.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Flying Saucer Nashville, TN. Pours a clear deep golden with a one finger lasting white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of pale malt and light citrus hops. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Good.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good bitterness, nice amber color and easy drinking. Its wide availability on tap in the south has made it one of my new favorites.
jtw (1152) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to jrob_21. clear light amber color, and a neutrally-fermented aroma of pale malt and west coast hops. not what i would consider bitingly hoppy but certainly nicely bitter. somewhat softer in the body than in the aroma; clean and hoppy with a mild woody aftertaste that’s neither sweet nor dry. thanks jonathan!