MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to quagmite for the bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a small head. Aroma of citrus and grass hops, and sweet caramel. Doesnít quite measure up to the best of the style...less hoppy character. But it tastes fresh and crisp. Light body.
sallad (115) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep gold with thick beige head, citrus hop aromas leaping out. Nice woody malt backbone holds up well against medium bitterness and grapefruit tang. Playful carbonation through medium-light body. Well balanced malt, hops and mouthfeel. Excellent pale ale!
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sixpack brought back to me from Atlanta by a friend at work who loves this beer. By some bizarre coincidence this is rating number 421 for me. Pours golden with a white head and pleasant hoppy aroma. The flavor is smooth and clean American Pale Ale. Not overdone in any respect. Mild and soft but with just enough flavor and hop character and bitterness to make it respectable as a craft beer, and yet way too drinkable as a session beer. This is a beer that you already know you want another long before you reach the bottom of the glass. Its easy to see why my friend, who is not a beer geek, likes this so much. I could see drinking a lot of this if it were available in this area. Not the best APA Iíve had, but by far the easiest drinking session beer Iíve had in a long time.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a pale ale? Citrusy hops in the nose, an attractive golden brew with a light, pale head. Primarily tastes of crisp water with a very, very faint citrusy hop finish. Crisp, refreshing, and boring as a dogís ass.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent pale ale, nothing special. Just a solid beer wiht almost enough of all the right ingredients. It just leaves you wanting for more.
shigadeyo (3131) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another one from decaturstevo... Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale is golden yellow in color and quite clear - a very attractive looking beer! There is a moderate amount of visible carbonation with a sustained small white head/crown. The aroma is a sugary sweet with a floral honey quality to it. The flavor is reminiscent of slightly caramelized Goldenrod honey with a moderate bitterness (floral/resin hop-flavored mixture). This beer is light, crisp, clean, smooth, and well balanced overall. I really enjoyed it. I would add this to my list of great session beers and would buy it regularly if it were actually available in my area...
12 oz bottle, "Best if enjoyed by: Month 8, Week 4" - Year 2006?
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Citrusy noise with a bitterness at first taste but leaves a sweet honey finish...hense the name.
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of my favorite standard pale ales. Good balance, right hoppiness, fun to drink.
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My go-to beer when Iím home in Atlanta. Nice yellow amber color, citrus hops in the nose. A little sweet and lacking bitterness for an APA, very strong malt though and a little citrus hops at the finish.
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at multiple locations, including direct at brewery, and in 12 oz. bottle. Absolutely my session ale here, although they have seemingly tweaked their formula recently to include some wheat malt. Pours a nice clear golden amber with thick white crown. Not great crown retention but spotty lacing. Aroma is full of herbal and floral hop notes and a good bit of malt. Light citrus tones also detected but very weak. Flavour is lightly hoppy at first and finishing crisply and cleanly. A strong malt backbone can be tasted throughout the drink. Palate is a little lighter than medium-bodied with a lingering hop essence on the tongue after the finish. Pretty decent overall and always a good standard selection in Atlanta.