spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full amber with a modest white head from a gentle pour. Fair amount of lacings. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is citrus orange pinapple with a sweet caramel malt. It does have a moderate amount of hop bitterness and an IBU of 32. A very drinkable, slightly sweet Pale Ale. Very nice brew Widmer.
Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear brownish red with a very small tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose is bright and hoppy, with black pepper, grapefruit, and pine accents.
The taste is gorgeously hoppy, but just a little weak for the style.
I’m a fan, but I could go for a little more variety on the tongue.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 Bottle - Pours a pretty amber with a small and light tan head...aroma is bright and citrus hoppy...flavour is pretty disappointing, lightly bitter and grainy, finishes with a weird malt back end...meh..
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
100th rating for this. 12oz bottle. Dark copper pour. Light malt nose with some hops in the backround. Very light and thin flavor, not alot going on here. Meh.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. Pours clear copper with a 2 finger thick off white head. Nice nose of pine and citrus, a bitter sweet finish. A pretty good pale.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the draughthouse. Pours a rich red amber color with a nice cream head. Smell at first is very vibrant and extremely fruity and hoppy. Fades somewhat quickly though, it seemed. Taste is cereal like sweet malt and the hops are more dull than in the nose. A bit bland overall, after a promising nose. Drinkable and unoffensive, but a mild, average pale ale, it seemed.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark orange with medium white head. Little lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, naartjies and flowers. Nice hoppy flavour, but not as hoppy as an IPA. Hoppier than most pales, again I’d call this a Cape if there was such a class. Lasting hoppish finish. A good bier overall
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark orange with a medium sized white head that left behind some nice bubbles. Hefty grapefruit in both nose and flavor, and I agree with the previous reviewer who noted some pineapple as well. Nice hop bite at the back end, and quite easily the best Widmer beer I’ve ever tasted. Why not brew more like these, Bros?
ilovedarkbeer (2147) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at trinity hall. Copper colored pour with a small light tan head. Nose is biscuits, caramel, floral, and citrus. Not bad! Taste is sweet and fruity as well but the finish is kind of like licking an envelope in a bitter sweet way. The body is kind of thin but at the same time it is supple. Highly quaffable.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: A dark orange/amber body that lets about 50% light through. Started with a 1/2 inch sudsy head that subsided it to some gathering suds.
Aroma: Grapefruit and light amounts of pine up front. I also found a hint of pineapple.
Taste: A floral, tropical hops flavor right off the bat followed by a slight bitter hop bite in the finish. A decent level of malt held both layers together.
Mouthfeel: Finishes dry and crisp, leaving your tongue needing refreshment of more.
Overall: An excelent American Pale Ale. One of my favorite Pale Ales, Firestone Walker Pale 31, has many of these qualities.