Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Zakk Wylde. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is light fruit, tropical, and a little malty. Taste is bready, grassy, and a little bitter.
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is a prickly hop with lots of spice and fruit. Grapefruit for sure in this. Flavor is spicy and fresh hops. Better than expected.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellowish orange with lasting white head from bottle, aroma has notes of toffee, some biscuit, grass, touch of hay and bread as well in there. Taste has some sharp grassy pine notes that fade quickly into biscuit, spicy earth, touch of toast, finishing slightly bitter, mostly clean.
BroSpud (1693) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a decent white head and plenty of carbonation. Iím not usually a fan of these lower abv ales but this one is well done and the flavor compares well with many pales ales of much higher alcohol content. I also tend to not like organic beers as they often have off tastes but again, not bad with this one.
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
9/21/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cav-forshizz-ie. Slightly hazy orange pour with basically no head to speak of, and juuuust a touch of lacing. This beer smells and tastes like creamed corn... a lot. Besides that, though, the aroma is sweet and hints at tea. The flavor is bready and tastes like overcooked pasta in addition to the corn (yes, Iím being serious), and thereís also a hint of tea. Mehhhh.
Frank (2879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It is nice to see a brewer make a lower rather than a higher ABV American pale. I like an IPA as much as the next guy but I get kinda tired of everyone pushing their APAs to be IPAs. Letís relax a bit on the alcohol and brew some beers we can drink shittons of, thatís what I say, especially when the beers are as good as this. It may be low on alcohol but youíd never guess based on the taste. It is full flavored w/ tons of wonderful citrus hop notes. Itís just a tiny bit sweet, enough to keep it from being watery, and has lovely soft carbonation. This is a brew w/ the seemingly mutually exclusive properties of being light and spritzy and deep and complex. I want more of it.
MattH (646) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Poured an amber color. Nice hop to malt balance. Easy drinking. Enjoyed this beer.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this pale ale. It was very nice and smooth with a great flavor and not too much hop palate. Low alcohol so it is very sessionable.
zvikar (3417) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer of the Month, pours pale yellow with a decent head, aroma of tangerine, mango and malt tones, flavor of malt sourness with some biscuits, lemon and floral perfum, medium bodied, an unpleasant burn towards the end.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Slightly hazy pale gold with thin creamy head and faint lacing.
Aroma: Spicy floral aroma with some sweet citrus.
Taste: Bready and grainy malts upfront, with light notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon and herbs. Light bitterness.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, light but firm body with a dry finish. Feels like an English Bitter.
Overall: Nice, subtle cross between an APA and an English Bitter. Very mild, but balanced and refreshing.