MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle - via Ale in the Mail. Dark golden color - cloudy. Heavy butterscotch aroma. Hoppy but with strong butter taste to it. Not good at all.
ARH (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Caramel and a slightly nutty aroma come through with some grapefruit notes. The beer has a white soapy head that leaves a messy layer along with a medium thick ring above a mostly clear honey colored beer. The taste is a nice balance between medium bitter and sweet. The medium bodied beer has a light, fluffy carbonation, and a creamy texture. It finishes with a grassy and caramel flavor as well as some citrus. A clean, resin-esque quality makes up the aftertaste.
Bluegoosed (25) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes of pine, citrus/grapefruit, somewhat bitter hops, and malty finish. Decent but not great.
hallinghansen (1857) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at O’Malley’s Pub. Golden body with a medium white head. Citrus, hops, fruity. Waterish mouthfeel.
60minuteman (694) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dull yellow-bronze color. Hazy. Pretty heavy on the malt. Centennial hops, light citrus, wheat, pine. Pretty light body. Bitter finish. Good carbonation. I dig the chewy texture to it. It’s actually a rather harsh beer. I couldn’t drink too many of these.
River_Master (2) - USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Always buy in a can, best beer for camping and enjoying on a summer day in Florida. Also love thier IPA
dnicolaescu (683) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
BOTTLE 355CL BB June 2014.
Look: hazy golden-amber, light beige, frothy head with poor retention.
Aroma: light caramel, watery, notes of salted dry fish, no hops at all!
Taste: caramel sweetness, watery in the middle, stale malts, light bitterness.
Looks like it really shows its age.
AKORN (126) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy yellow with a good head. Sour, hay, sweet aroma. Light malt, sour and some bitterness. Light and crisp. OK beer
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice amber color with white head. Pine and citrus with a little malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt than I expected.
jdroop (10) - - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a tasty west coast style pale ale, with great hop expression in aroma and flavor, has a clean crisp finish.
hockeybeerguy (1477) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice light hazy orange color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dies within less than 45 seconds. The lacing left a little bit to be desired.
The smell had a nice conglomeration of bittersweet hops to sweet malts.
The taste was mainly bittersweet all the way through.
On the palate, this one sat at/about a light to medium and showed a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed right on for the style and for me.
Overall, I say this was a good American Pale Ale well worthy of having again.