GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t quite be sure how good this was and how much of it was the setting: on tap at the Lake Crescent lodge, sitting on the pier watching sunset. Doesn’t matter I guess. A memorable beer.
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brouwer’s. Pours a cloudy copper color. Nice balance on the nose, and a flavor something like a dry-hopped Manny’s. Goes down very easy. Nice.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazed medium amber pour, thin white head. Very soft nose that has a herbal, slightly caramelly smell that comes across as sweet tea. Still gives the same impression when drunk, with a bit of lemon rind flavor, floral notes, some resin on the finish. Was a pleasant pairing for burritos, but not quite what I’m usually after in a pale.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a crisp pale ale with a smooth hoppiness. Golden amber in color with a pleasant aroma.
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Pours a murky dark amber with a loose and sudsy tan head and plenty of eggy lacing. Balls-out iced tea nose, super dense and leafy tea notes. Creamy medium body with lively carb, tons of iced tea, some toast, and bits of pine. Mild piney resin finish. Not bad, but way more on the crystal malt side of the universe than I generally go.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
two beers Brewing Company--Persnickety Pale Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.70% ABV. 36 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Lacy thin off whiite fizzy head. Clear pretty bright deep amber color. Doughy mildy floral delicate hop light caramel ester toasted hint front. No sediment. Mild sweet delicate toasted doughy biscuit mellow caramel malt toffee hint minimal fruit note rich Pale Ale body. Mild smooth refreshing light clean hop spice end. Nice tasty rich Pale Ale. Sampled 4/18/2011. Purchased for $4.89 at The Ballard Market, Seattle on 4/18/2011.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2011 Solid pale ale. Nice caramel hue with a decent head. Malts are rich -- toasty, bready and cracker-like, with only a subtle caramel sweetness. Hops are balanced with earthy hints of herbs and grass. Grapefruit-like bitterness in the aftertaste.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a nice orange color with a nice fluffy white head. The nose is very citrusy with a big snap of orange and fragrant caramel and toasty malts. The flavor isn’t bitter, but is dominantly hoppy with a nice citrus and grapefruit note. Finishes very balanced and orangey with nice sweet lingering honey note. Very nice.
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Darker amber, a little dirty, some chunks settling to the bottom of my glass, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Soft hoppy nose, malts a little musty, very faint overcooked vegetable.   Not a real hop oriented beer, its there but not very bright.   Remains musty, a little stale and wet hops perhaps, some cardboard.   Luckily any sort of overcooked vegetable is very minor, and only shows up in the back.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   I guess if you dont like too much hops, this would be a paler Pale Ale.   A little off in the nose and on the tongue though, comes across as a bit of a homebrew, well sorta.   Its okay...
CheersMate (1305) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from Chuck’s 85th Market. This has a nice fluffy head sitting on-top of a hazy copper body. This looks pretty good. This has a rather weak aroma. Soft hop aroma; actually, the hops are almost indeterminable. Light toffee and grass aroma. I would give some more information, if I could actually smell the thing. Very sweet, with very little hops. Slightly bitter at the end, but that is a very small "slightly". Subtle burnt malt flavor. The bitterness is only now starting to linger, but not in a complimentary type way. There’s nothing pale about this one; other than a light bitterness. The sweet flavor is decent, and as others have said, it reminds me a little of tea, but I’ve had beers that are egregiously guilty of the aforementioned foul. The person brewing this wasn’t persnickety about the end result, it seems. Not to be insulting, but come on, you can do better than this.