douglas88 (5470) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big time thanks to Mikey for the hook up. Thanks to Dave as well, this is retired part of Utah brewing history and I at least got to try it. Of course, we need to keep in mind old pale ales degrade and change. Nevertheless, it is a honor to try it. Pours a wonderful copper color with a large white foamy head. The aroma suggested hops were still there; fruity, with biscuit and caramel. The flavor is similar; the slow atrophy of father time has brought the hops to a tea-like herbal state, sweet, biscuit, some fruit. Quite drinkable and nice. I feel like a archeologist sometimes with beer, and this was quite a dig. Very smooth and not sour or off in any way.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from rkuhnel. Blech, this beer is a mess. First off, it was a gusher. Not expecting that out of a pale ale, I wasn’t prepared with a glass, or a sink nearby, so I did the old hand-on-top-of-the-bottle trick. That worked somewhat well, but hand could not keep up with the pressure, and I sprayed the occasional beer super-soaker across the apartment as I made a beeline to the sink. Good times.
Aroma is very biscuity and noodley. A touch of hops. The flavor is somewhat lactic, kind of thi, biscuity, and tastes slightly infected, which wouldn’t be a surprise considering the gusher. However, it is very easy drinking, so that’s a plus.
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer. Citrus aromas and flavor. Typical American hops used (probably the three C’s. Does not last long in the glass. Decent though. Much respect to the recipe. Pine taste and semi harsh mouth feel. (Which is pleasant when your in Park City).
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep, hazy golden bronze color with a medium ivory head. The nose was of lemon and orange esters with a sweet malty backbone The taste started with crisp, citric and piney hops. Toffee and fruit-like malts come next balancing nicely with the hops. The finish leaves me with toasty biscut and a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is moderate to thin. This is a damn good APA. Definatly worth a try
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Flavors of hops and some fruit citrus. Some bitter flavors with pine.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Citrus aromas and flavors. Decent hopping. Not overly impressed, but decent
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009
Date: April 21, 2007
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall
Appearance: hazy light orange, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma
Body: robust body
Flavor: nice citrus hop flavor with sweet caramel malt, light lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a twist-off 12 oz. bottle, no freshness date, sampled in a pint glass.
Poured an reddish orange copper with a small foamy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing.
Cascade hops are the first thing I noticed in the smell, citrus, pine and sweet flowery, it is quite easy to tell that this has been dry hopped, a light toasted graininess.
Steady moderate carbonation and a slickly smooth medium bodied mouthfeel, refreshing taste, toasted grains and pale malt sugary, a smooth, soft, rolling hop bitterness in the palate, pine oily and citrus zesty with a touch of rind, a dry hoppy, toasted malt finish, leaving a nice lingering sour hop, sweet malty aftertaste. One of easiest drinking APA’s I’ve encountered, an excellent example of the style.
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid all-around APA. Poured a perfectly clear copper. Heavy carbonation bubbles. Not much of a head--just a rotating film on top. Nose is very subdued. Mostly just some slight whiffs of malts.
Flavor is a true PA. Not overly malty or overly hoppy. Solid balance between the two major ingredients. Hops are a tad sprucey but do not linger on the palate. Some nice tannin flavors too that also come through in the flavor. Medium body but perhaps a bit too carbonated. This beer got me burping. Nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a thin white head and copper/gold color. Aroma is slick, sweet/bitter, citrus, aromatic hops. Taste is the caramel medium malt is just as assertive as the hops, slick, sweet/bitter, earthy, spicy hops. Mild easy drinking, malty PA. Mild carbonation.