CheersMate (1298) - 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.
yngwie (12531) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. It pours a clear, golden body and a small, dense, off-white head. Lightly citrusy nose with some caramel in the back. Some citrus peel and resin in the flavor, and of course bitterness, else it’s more or less like the aroma, with caramel as a foundation for the hops. Medium body, dry. Not my idea of an American pale ale, but it’s drinkable and far from foul. 120622
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp, bright copper tinted orange coloured body with a dense, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pale malt, a hint of light grassy and herbal hops, with a tiny bit of sugars. Medium-bodied; Grassy and very herbal note of hops up front that fades immediately to a good malt note and very little else. Aftertaste is watery with not much else going on aside from the faintest of malts and a tiny bit of grassy hops. Overall, a pretty mild and unobtrusive beer - not necessarily a good thing, but this one is right down the centre. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Pear Delicatessen in Seattle, Washington on 11-February-2013 for US$1.70 sampled at home in [the real] Washington on 16-February-2013.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium orange amber, sediment delivers a bolus of small particles that stay in suspension. Chunky white head that laces decently. Aroma is pretty muted actually, even after sufficient air time: soapy and grassy notes mix with papery caramel. Caramel base, some light pine and grapefruit (quite light), dry bitter finish ending on a boxboard note.
ubervoice (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Could not control the pour on this beer. The head was like ice cream and the smallest addition to the glass caused it ti expand exponentially. The carbonation effected every aspect of the experience. Beer was cloudy, expected to see a yeast layer on the bottom but there was none. Fail.