shadey (1846) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a clear dark orange with a thin white ring of suds. Aroma is light citrus hops with a little bit of sweetness. Actually this beer has quite a bit of pleasent sweetness. The hops are a little bit more grassy and bitter in the flavor. The body is about right for this size beer. Maybe a little light. Overall very clean, and easy-drinking.
RaginCajun (319) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is yet another run of the mill ale which is well executed, nicely blended, and enjoyable to drink. Nothing at all to complain about, although it doesn’t really make a statement. If anything, this beer is a little too sweet, but overall very solid.
kramer (4589) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, via Goldtwins. Pours a clear light gold with a fizzy white head. Nice floral hop aroma over a light crystal malt base. Lightly hoppy flavor over a slightly grainy malt base. Not too much going on here. Very light bodied with fizzy and prickly carbonation. This really wasn’t a bad beer in and of itself, no real flaws, just designed to be very weak and bland. Not the beer that they make for the geeks I guess.
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours burnt yellow with healthy white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste is medium hops with a bittersweet aftertaste that lingers for a while. Hops are not overpowering, which is sometimes the case with pale ales. Swallow is very smooth.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Flying Saucer Nashville. Pours amber with some citrus and floral aroma. Flavor of carmel malt and a hint of orange, balanced by a nice non-aggressive bitter hop profile. Finish is crisp and mildy hoppy. A little watery in the mouthfeel. This one could use a little more body, but overall, not a bad APA. I could put a six of this in the fridge for session beers as an alternative to SNPA or North Coast Red Seal.
freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Crisp and full of floral hops, this pale ale does not skimp on the maltiness either. A fine grainy character balances everything out. 420 has a soft pleasant palate. Even keeled, 420 is a good example of a thoughtfully brewed beer.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma carries floral, orange blossom laden hops that are only slightly piney. Almost nutty caramel malt aromas as well. Color is an orange/yellow an the large head diminshes slowly. Fore is fruity and fat with bready/sweet malts. Finish is slightly hoppy, but mostly smooth malts. Very tasty brew.
Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/orange body with a slender white head. Very nice hop aroma, floral with orange and a touch of pine riding on a sweet caramel base. The two flavors, sweet and bitter, merge harmoniously in this well balanced APA. Finishes on a subtle but lingering hoppy note. Very good.
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mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad.. Poured a nice golden color with a very thin white head. Aroma of floral hops. Taste is crisp and hoppy with just a touch of bitterness. Not a big fan of pales but this wasn’t bad. I can see why it’s their most popular beer.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of floral hops, sweet orange. Appears a crystal clear golden color, with noticeable effervescence of medium-sized bubbles, and with an orange head that dissipates. Flavor is sweet malt and grain with strong notes of orange, followed by an assertively hoppy finish. Palate is medium-light, refreshing. Overall, a very tasty brew, and a bit more than the sum of its parts.