elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, labeled Waimea Bay Pale Ale. Orangish-gold color, not much foam. Aroma is apricot-like fruity malt. Tastes pretty much a as a typical APA, perhaps balanced on the hops side with a ’off’ aftertaste that I could have done without. Drinkable but not something to seek out.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Waimea Brewing Company--Waimea Bay Pale Ale--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 40 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection August, 2006. Creamy lacy head. Cold hazed bright dark gold color. Earthy mild odd hop front. Crisp mild sweet biscuit caramel fruit malty thick Pale Ale body. Balanced clean mild earthy hop spice end. Dull? Sampled 9/7/2006.
Dogbrick (6871) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Park Lane Liquor in Lancaster, CA. This beer pours a deep golden color with a thin white head that diminishes rapidly. Thing stringy lacing on the glass. Toasted grain and malt in the nose along with touches of hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of hops, grainy malt and some lemon. The finish is moderately hoppy with notes of hay and malt left over. All in all this is pretty standard stuff.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear pale color with small white head. Aroma was spicy hops, caramel and some slight oxidation. Taste had good bitterness with a strong caramel malt flavor. Finish was dry with a medium body.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light golden color with a small creamy head. I smelled grapefruit, hops, malt and fruit on the nose. Tastes light and bitter with some hints of hops, spices and dried fruit. Good lacing and a decent mouthfeel. This is an alright summer drinking beer.
robertjm (719) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very pretty white head. Orangey golden in color. There’s carbonation there, but you have to look VERY hard to see the bubbles. They are there in the mouthfeel though. Can’t quite make out the hops in there, but I "think" its on the side of an English variety. A little sourness in the aftertaste. No aroma per se. I’d drink it again if someone gave it to me, but its not like I’d go out of my way to buy it. In fact, I picked it up at Bevmo from the cheap table. $4/6pk instead of $8.50!!
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice translucent amber.Malts on the nose and heavily hopped.The finish was a bit bitter and was hard to drink.
brianprentiss (664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty average pale ale with a pretty bottle and a cool tagline - last beer till tomorrow. wish i had a alesmith
bhensonb (9874) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt and hop - grapefruity hop. Amber gold color with virtually no head (but the traces are white). Starts with malt, passing through a bit of citrus, going a bit flat, then having hop balance the situation. Medium mouthfeel. There is something of the nutty brown ale characteristic in a very small way.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Gold yellow, nice white head and good lacing. Nose of straw/banana and citrusy malty sweetness. Floral, nice. The flavor is balanced, nice creamy maltiness and pleasant hop balance. The finish is clean, nice fruit shake with light hops mixed in.
peterstrongale (43) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light yellow golden beer with a creamy off-white head. The nose lends particularly juicy notes, with scents of passion fruit and grapefruit. The flavor leaves similar notes on the palate, with pepperiness coming from the hops. Little malty sweetness, which fades towards an orange-peel-like hoppy bitterness to the finish.