harrymel (1538) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
best by 17MAY13
Wow, 4%?! I hope this is good, cuz I love me some low ABV beer!
Grain yellow with a solid soapy quilt of whites. Smells of grain and grassy hops, some hints of lemon, but generally simple and crisp. Taste is crackers with a touch of bread and crouton, a bit of bitter and grass flavored hops; taste is okay, but a little more malty than I’d expect from a "extra" pale ale.... Medium on thin bodied with moderate on hi carb with a wet finish. I’m indifferent to this, if it was canned, I’d be all over it for the golf course.
TURDFERGUSON (4005) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at beer study. Pours orange amber with a steady white foam. Nose is freshly cut grass, wacky tobacky, herbal, earth and pine. Flavor is similar. Palate is a little thin, but that can be expected with a low abv pale. Solid wet hop beer.
rumproasts (3574) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Golden with small head. Light body. Mild simcoe hops add flavor but very little bitterness.
nimbleprop (5468) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a clear orange with some cloudy white head. Nose of orange, a little garbage, malt, vegetal. Flavor is sweet, malt, spice, orange, carrot, honey. Clean finish. Nose is not good but overall ok.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was really tasty. Bright hops, green citrus notes. Light on the palate. Really astounding that a simple pale is this good. And @ 4% sooo sessionable. I’ll be stoked to try this again.
emacgee (4272) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light straw bonde pour with one finger white head. Nose is very nice, pineapple and citrus with some fruity overtones. Very hoppy with pine apple at the front of the mouth. Flavor wraps up nicely with a very light bitterness.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Belmont Station... Poured golden/amber with a nice retaining, white head. Easy drinking pale ale. Good hop character with a bready malt balance. Some esters too along with a citrus hop spice. Nothing too crazy going on here, but a great session brew.
OldGrowth (2839) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Citrusy. Orange. Clean brownish orange color. Small head spotty lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Light body. Smooth ceamy mouthfeel. Bitter sweet finish. .
Its fine. Sessionable pale ale.
Ibrew2or3 (7300) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a nice off white head. The aroma offers up citrus hop notes, a light sense of dry malts, a sliver of lime and a faint earthy tea note. The taste is pretty crisp. I get citrus grapefruit and tangerine mixing with a lightly roasted malt note and then it seems to grow into a faint earthy black tea like hoppiness. Into the finish a mild cereal malt graininess joins and takes this into the after taste. Nice Pale. Just the right amount of depth yet plenty refreshing and sessionable.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sam’s, Durham, sometime last fall. Golden orange pour, minimal carbonation, just a few apple juice bubbles. Sharpish nose, more lemongrass bite than the pungency of most wet hops I’ve had. Occasional sweetness in the taste, but a lot more leafy and sharply bitter notes. Decent brew, but wasn’t crazy about it.