GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First beer that exposed me to Nelson Sauvin hops. I’m a big fan of those hops and as such, this beer really sat high on my list for a while. Nice pale ale with fruit flavors imparted by the NS hops.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"nice balance of malts and hops here, making this pale better than average pale ale. other than the balance and the nice floral hop aroma, nothing stands out, but it’s a solid rep of the style."
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant APA. I wasn’t expecting much considering their mediocre hefe, but this is a very well balanced mix of pine and caramel, citrus and bread.
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oriley & Conways, pours a light hazy yellow with really no head at all, the aroma has a decent touch of citrus and fruit at first, kind of surprised me, the flavor is much of the same, hop front end with a bitter finish that is balanced by the malt, not as in your face as I would have liked, but still a nice easy drinking beer.
Bulk_Carrier (2277) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy yellow around the edges with mostly a nice light looking orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head. For a bar pour, there was a decent half finger white foamy head and a nice light somewhat clingy foamy lacing.
The smell had a nice citrusy aroma running into the caramel malts nicely.
The taste was somewhat bitter but allowed a decent sweetness to come through in the caramel malts. There was a nice dry bitter citrusy/caramel-like aftertaste that lead to a crisp dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body and it had a nice sessionability about it. The carbonation was right on and there was nothing overbearing or under bearing.
Overall, in my opinion, this was a pretty good beer as there’s nothing bad about it. I also had it with some pulled crab sandwich that was gently buttered. Wow, what a nice day!
Senka (584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the archives: Had this in Miami. From the pub, on the high street. Decent APA. I thought it was much weaker than 5.7%
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with an etched white surface and excellent clarity. No lace. Smells herbal with a slight resin character and a bit of canned spinach alongside the crystal malt which is sweet but not overplayed. Slightly bitter with a good moderated malt through the center and a fine overall pale character. Nice and limited body with slightly low carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. this is a pretty straightforward APA without much character or nuance.
DedicatedToFun (3058) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent pale ale, bottle from bevmo, light hops and flavor, pretty decent overall
DMLINAZ (303) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first favorite pale ale. I find this crisp and refreshing. It has a nice hop bite, some bitter citrus, but a healthy malt backbone. My favorites for pale ales now are Dale’s Pale Ale and San Tan’s Devil’s Ale, but this one still holds a place for me.