barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
12 oz bottle from a trade with douglas88. pours light orange with a small white head and little carbonation. small amount of hops in the nose with some pale malts. flavours are similar but this one lack umph. just turn it up a bit and this would be a lot better but as is its just a standard pale ale for the masses. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Tasted 5/13/08. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a honey amber hue. White layer of clinging head. Grassy citrus bright fresh hop aroma. Grapefruit and circus peanuts. Hop dominant nose. Light to medium bodied. Mild hops with caramel flavor. Light roasty note. Hop dominant palate. Grassy citrus hop flavor. Pleasantly sticky. Solid bitterness. haggis03a3 (197) - Orinda, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Hazy golden color and good white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit malt, apples and citrus hops. Mild flavor, but a good balance of malt and crisp hops. Light palate with a dry finish. Very drinkable but not as boring as its lightness would suggest. spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours amber with an enormous creamy head. Good amount of lacing.
Aroma is citrus / floral.
Taste is crisp, clean, citrus hops, and sweet malts. Good balance for an APA. Very light on the palate yet flavorful.
Nice dry bitter finish. One I will enjoy again. dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2008
12oz. Mine poured a clear golden amber with a white head. Aroma is slight touch of malt, and sweat. Body is sharp and bitter, corn, struck me as very lager-like. I’m not sure if it is the American Pale Ale style or the type of hops they used but I can decidingly say I do not like it. Thin, doesn’t do well with salty food.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2008
Decent. Nothing to rave about. Light gold color, grassy hop flavors, fairly straightforward pale ale. Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - APR 25, 2008
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 This is a pretty good, but basic American-style ale. It’s slightly hazy light gold-amberwith a medium, fairly creamy white head that slowly diminishes to a ring and wisps, leaving some pretty decent lace. The aroma is light, pear, grapefruit, light grain and crackers. The taste is pleasant, fairly crisp, easy to drink, smooth, and rather light. but keeps its taste and body throughout. It is light but dominant grapefruit with light grain, crackers, pear, and apple, with a light grainy aftertaste following a slightly bitter, grapefruit-dominated finish. It goes pretty well with food and i easy to drink, with pretty good sweet-bitter balance. However, while the grapefruit doesn’t overtake the beer, it is a little too dominant (my wife said it just tastes like grapefruit juice to her), which is a common problem with US beers for me, and it is a bit bland and boring. However, it’s solid and it seems like what Dempsey’s Petaluma Pale Ale and Third Street Aleworks Gold Standard are trying to b like, but it is a little more successfull. obguthr (6666) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
Slightly yeasty aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Shimmering amber, medium head, good lace. Soapy bitter pine needle flavor. Bitter wheat bread finish. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with 2 finger head. Nose is grassy and bready with a touch of hops. Palate is light hops, spice and malt. Medium mouth feel. Nothing sticks out - pretty boring brew. mansquito (6922) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
Cloudy orange color with a frothy white head. Spicy, earthly hop aroma. Crisp, yet smooth taste, but still in a way a little heavy. Mild hop taste. Interesting finish almost bready.