DrnkMcDermott (2994) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can, $9 per 6 @ Binny’s. Yet another local brewpub on store shelves. This one canned yet. This one pours dark orange, and pretty cloudy. Bubbly pale ale head. Smell has some nice hop florals to it, citrus and light pine on the back end. Taste is more malty, even a bit sticky. Hops are settled in for balance, unlike most small brewers’ pale ale. That would make this beer suffer in comparison to other hop bombs, but its a nice beer either way. Malts a little thick to qualify as a lawnmower beer, which is where my mind is this extended weekend. But it would be a good dinner beer.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Pours a lightly cloudy deep orange with a small creamy white head. Aroma is bright citric hops, though not too overly powerful. A sweet caramel malt character really gives it a nice nose that is soft and balanced. Flavor starts sweet and caramely for a few seconds before quickly picking up a bitter note that rides the rest of the way. A lightly grainy finish and sharp lemon zest lingers. Medium body and a sharp prickly carbonation. Very easy drinking, nice little apa, nothing crazy good but really quaffable
HonkeyBra (4033) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can! If it’s in a can, I’ll probably buy it. Cloudy orange pour with thick eggshell colored head. Aroma of spicy, dusty hops. Some leafiness. Sweet caramel. Flavor is fairly assertive with hops. Same leafy/dusty hops detected in the aroma, along with herbal hops, herbal tea. Light sweet fruit becomes apparent too. Light mouthfeel, average carbonation. Finishes hoppy. Somewhat one dimensional but pretty solid for a pale from a local brewery I’d never hear of prior to today.
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like they are trying a jump on the pale ale in a can band wagon.
Hazy orange pour with a one finger head. The aroma is faint hops with a bit of malt sweetness.Flavor is pretty one dimensional on the hop profile with a semi dry semi bitter finish. Something I would expect from a macro brewer.
Not offensive just a bit watery and boring for the style. $9 a six.
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. nice balanced flavor of hops and light fruits.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
This one did not work for me at any level. The hop profile was poor; not balanced, no aroma, and a very off-putting taste, below plastic or any amine quality at all. A disturbing beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is hazed tangerine color with a thin off white head...smell is nicely citric with some resin notes...taste is nicely balanced with hints of toasted bread turning nicely medium bitter with grapefruit and resin flavors...
RSRIZZO (1940) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2007
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Had this beer on 10/2/1999. Aroma is a nice hoppy scent. Color is a hazy pale gold with good carbonation and head. Taste is bland with no real malt flavor then its too bitter but no hop flavor. Its just not a good Pale Ale.
thedm (5608) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated light yellow-orange colored body. The mild aroma was caramel malt and malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Onion. Poured a clear, light-medium golden with a medium cap of white head.. some lacing as it descended. The aroma found a sweet blast of pine, floral, and grapefruit notes right away with some less pleasant vegetal undertones. Sweet caramel and grapefruit meat in the flavor along with pine and floral bitterness.. long bitter finish was rather nice. Not very good balance to it.. sweetness and bitterness only co-exist, and do not blend well.