AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. It pours slightly cloudy, golden/orange in appearance.The nose has light malt and a hint of citrus fruit. The taste is lightly malty and grapefruity.
The palate is well balanced between malt and hops. Medium structure, with medium texture and a long dry finish. Good beer that is in the middle between big-tasting beers and session ales.
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Four+wylld poured a light carbonated head, and appears golden yellow and filtered. It smells of citrus and hints of yeast. The taste is watered down, the main flavors are subtle hops and malted barley.
markwise (5141) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is bread, malt, honey, light apricot, and some citrus/ peach. Flavor is similar- honey, bread, caramel, and light citrus. Very light and sweet, from the malt and caramel to the citrus notes. Light to medium in body and really just an enjoyable and sweet APA.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden pour topped with a nice rocky white head. Pleasant honey, floral aroma with hints of citrus. Malty sweet honey taste without much bitterness to speak of. Not bad but not my idea of a pale ale.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (One of my twelve lost (for now) notes, so this is as well as I remember). Light golden. Citrussy fruity hop. Quite light of body. No sweet crystal malts. Pleasant enough.
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, clear yellow golden color with thin bright foam, aroma has some sweaty pine needles, flavor is fizzy citrus and bitter metallic finish
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Bottle... dated 3/12/10. Maybe this was too old at the time I purchased. Huge white foamy, bubbly head... almost out of control. Aroma was pretty muted, mild hoppiness. Gold color, heavy carbonation, medium body. Taste is a little sour / astringent. I may try again given this bottle may have been off.
Had again on 2.11.12 and seems like a good bottle. Very yellow color, clear, decent head. Aroma is still a mild hoppiness and taste is also moderate. Seems like a mild pale.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hearty malt backbone with solid fresh toasted grain and biscuit character. Some nice caramel sweetness with straw and crisp grassy highlights. Silky smooth body with light fruit notes.
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 355ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Orange gold with big white head. There is an initial fruity nose with the promise of plenty of hops. This transfers in to the beer, the body is light and crisp, there is a biscuity malt, but the big star is the fruity hop flavours, there is a bitter orange alongside a sharp passion fruit type flavour, refreshing, bitter for an APA, I really liked it and proof, if it were needed, that American beers don’t necessarily have to go big.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pours golden orange with white head. Somewhat hoppy aroma, herbal and floral. Flavor is lightly hoppy, soft citrus orange and lime floral, but pretty balanced, good malt backbone and by no means a hopped up beer. Palate is medium to thin, although I wouldn’t go so far as to call this watery. Well it’s not the best pale ale I’ve had but I wouldn’t go so far as to say it sucks. It’s not bad, especially as a session given the lightness of palate and low alcohol.