FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a pale orange with a small white head. Aroma of cheesy older hops, some grainy notes, a bit sweet with caramel and bread, though mostly stale hops giving it a funky note. Flavor is much the same, stale funky hops that give a cheesy character to the grainy and straw notes. Finishing with some bready graininess. Light to medium body and a sharp carbonation. Pretty nasty, stale tasting stuff.
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice clear golden body with a white head. That had nice retention and very mild lace. Aroma had a strong grassy note to it and mild biscuit. Flavor was well balanced with lightly toasted bread notes and a sightly bitter hop finish, some grassy notes. Finish was somewhat dry and the carbonation was light. Seemed closer to a bitter than an APA. Beer was good, a decent session ale.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle picked up at a shop in MD. Pours light gold with a small but tight white head. Nose is grassy hops, light pale maltiness, bready & piney notes. Flavor is light malt, with toasty & bready aspects, perhaps a touch of astringency with honeysuckle & piney hops. Finish has a nice toast aspect with tingly pine.
JohnnyJ (4539) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Encinitas Alehouse. Slightly cloudy golden amber pour, with small white head. Citrus, hops, lightly sweet malt, light fruit, and grain. At 4% this is a nice session pale ale. Should be higher rated if based on abv.
beernovice39 (3156) - Montana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a slightly cloudy gold with a thin lacing white head. Scent is sweet fruits and grassy. Taste is lighty citrus and heavy grass. Decent.
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale gold into a Sam glass. Off-white conglomerate head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Sweet tangerine and grapefruit aromas. Dry with front to back marshmallow, toast and sweet citrus. Lasting sour grass and citrus finish.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. malt and light grain aroma with light earth and light citrus. Grain and light earthy flavor with light woodsiness and light citrus. Medium bodied. Grain and light earth lingers with light pine and light citrus.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with lasting white head. Tangerine aroma, much like some IPAs. Medium body with restrained hoppiness. Light but pleasing finish. Good with simple food
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Douglas! Pours a clear gold with the slightest red hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma is a bit mild with light grassy hops and a bread and light grains backbone. Flavor is a whole different story with nice citrus and tropical fruit notes with some sweet grains and just a bit of bitterness in the finish. Real nice.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Owen & Engine. Pours a pleasing gold with a sticky white head. Nose is really fresh and nice with catty and citrusy hops, very robust hop component. Some biscuity malt peaks through as well. On taste, very solid. Good level of bitterness and hop flavor, clean and very refreshing. Nice having a 4% beer to sip on. Fantastic extra pale.