jredmond (4871) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Bottle split with Tony. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber body with nice thick white foamy head. Aroma is slight hop. Taste is smooth palate with flavors of crisp hop, and maybe some sweet honey notes as well.
Ernest (6012) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit), with a note of lemon peel.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Plain, simple, but no major flaws.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a one finger snow white head that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is malt, light citrus and grain. The taste is grain, light caramel malt, and some fruity hops in the back end that finishes slightly bitter. Medium mouthfeel. Better than most organic pales I’ve had, as there’s always some “off” about them.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golden color with a small white head. Aroma is malt, touch of hops, grains, water. Flavor is malt, water, biscuit, touch of hop bitterness and a little caramel and spices. Decent for a pale lager.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle). Clear gold color. Small white head. Light grain and lemon aromas. Light pale malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours golden-orange with a white head that laces rather nicely. Aroma is peaches and biscuit with some caramel poking through. Flavor is citrus, pine, and caramel, finishing on a bitter earthy spice note. The body is fairly light with a decent amount of carbonation. Definately a sessionable pale.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, crystal malt, and earthy spicy hops. Flavor is caramel, grain, toast, some crystal malt, and a slightly citrus hop finish.
pinkzambia (1388) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Clear gold with a white head. It has a citrusy hop flavor with a crisp finish. Refreshing summer pale ale, but nothing monster great about it.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an orange body with a white 2 finger head. Nice citrus with some floral and lightly earthy bitterness. A hint of pine and grapefruit but very subdued. Not bad.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: (Labeled Wild Fire) Pours an infected looking (all head) effervescent orange. Very papery aroma- oxidized character covers up some mango & peach fruity hop notes, as well as candied citruses in that background. Over carbonated and thin bodied. Papery/dusty citruses in the fore flavor. American hop fruity notes of mango and light citric notes. If this bottle wasn’t infected/oxidized then it wouldn’t be all that bad.