drowland (7887) - 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 (4024) - 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 (788) - 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 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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 (4259) - 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.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
What the heck? Just arrived on shelfs (when I bought/rated it a few months ago) and it was terribly oxidized, cardboard, just not good. Seems like it was a 6-12 month old pale ale stored in a hot room...
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow with a medium sized white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some malts in the background. Flavor of citrus hops with some caramel malts. Very well balanced. Good beer.
Beerman6686 (6379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This poured a darker yellow color with a white head. aroma was grainy, lighter two roast, light toast and mild bittering hops. Flavor was mainly pale malt, hardly and hops there at all. Eh.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn good and very straightforward APA. Not trying to be anything crazy, just what it is. Slight floral and citrusy notes on the notes, tender malt blending well with the very balanced hop profile the brew carries. Smooth. Mild gran towards the finish. Pleasant aftertaste. Something to be said about not going over the top!