Zeswaft (1446) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly mainstream. Moderately hoppy, some wheaty malt flavors and aroma. Slight sour tang. Sessionable and satisfying but nothing to rave about.
trevor211 (1402) - 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.
GJF (1351) - 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.
CheersMate (1313) - 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.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Naked City. Pours a slight hazed peach golden with very little head. Nose is very delicate...peach, light citrus, piney butter, touch of bready caramel. Biscuit breadiness, light piney citrus, butter present...not overly to fault, yet distracting...decomposing peach flesh with ice tea. All of this sounds discouraging, bu this isn’t super offensive.
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange gold color. Thin head no lacing. Nose is okay, hops and citrus notes. Taste is bright, hops, pine. Okay pale ale.
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. Pours clear orange with a solid short head. Good retention and lace. Nose and palate of pale malt and light hops. Light-medium body, light oily texture and a crisp bitter finish.
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.
ACHops (922) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Two Beers taproom. Pours deep orange with thin head. Aroma is light malt. Mild citrus hop taste with nice biscuit malt finish. Balanced, drinkable and nice.
RumRunner101 (866) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Aroma is quite yeasty with hints of citrus. Body is citrusy as well - lemon, orange peel, grapefruit. Nicely bitter, but balanced enough to be sessionable. Finish is long and full of grapefruit rind. I quite liked this.