RobertDale (3542) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at El Bait Shop. Comes golden orange with a nice foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, tropical, and malt. Very good.
drfabulous (4048) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Pale orange body. Nice hoppy aroma and taste with decent malt build and bitterness. Tasty.
Brigadier (3000) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Madison (WI)
The Toppling Goliath tap takeover preceding the Great Taste of the Midwest offered a number of excellent sounding session pale ales. I wound up going with this one and was not disappointed. While it does not stand out completely it is made well enough to be easy to finish in short order.
Aroma / Appearance - A bronze fluid base shimmers in the daylight. Crisp white head accents the foundation well. Light grass, resin, and an inviting bitterness sit easily in the air like afternoon sunshine on a grassy lawn.
Flavor / Palate - The fluid mouthfeel offers a nice combination of flavors. Resin, grass, and bright citrus tones sparkle. The finish is bitter without overdoing it and fatiguing the palate. The prototypical American session pale offers something for everybody.
jeremyh70 (739) - Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold with a decent white head and lacing. Aroma of green earthy hops and light malt. Taste was grassy and earthy hops with a mild malt backbone. Light/medium body with moderate carbonation. Decent pale ale that is drinkable but doesn’t stand out. On tap at taproom.
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dexter’s Pub in Madison, on GTMW eve. Pretty sure this was the version I had, correct me if I’m mistaken please. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice bigger grapefruit spicy piney resiny hop aroma, for a pale ale. Hoppier than many IPAs. More of a caramel malt presence than light speed had, though. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Moderate sweet. Solid, hoppy pale ale.
Bacterial (1616) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour at Dexter’s Pub in Madison, Great Taste of the Midwest Eve. Slight white head. Nice herbal and floral hoppy nose. Some citrus in there too. Nice taste, lots of hops, bitterness balanced by a hefty malt presence. Nice mouthfeel.
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Citrus, a little pine, and some tropical fruits on the nose, with just a hint of malt; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just enough malt to balance it out. Nice beer.
GJF (1255) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly clean version of a pale. Citrus flavors, crisp slightly bitter finish. Very pretty pour as well. One of my favorites at our stop at the tasting room.
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cat pissy nose, nice hazy straw color with a bit of an orange hue. Flavour is lotsa C hops. Nice well made pale ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler pour at the Hotel bottle share after DLD. Standard pale ale. Some hops, some bitterness. Nothing crazy.