Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pretty average across the board. Pale amber appearance with almost no head. Very slight aroma of hops (no citrus aroma or flavor for that matter). Malt flavor with slight hop finish. Ok beer.
tnkw01 (1724) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice beer. Wonderful aroma, almost floral in itís smell. Taste is great. One of the best hop tastes Iíve had the pleasure of tasting. Great experience. Highly recommended.
mkgrenwel (606) - 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 (4199) - 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 (5628) - 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"
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