JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
Tap at d.b.a. Hazy golden-orange beer. Aroma is lightly lemony with a soft orange and bready sweet malt aroma. A little bit honeyish with a soft earthiness. Lightly floral yeastiness as well. A dusty and fairly carbonic character that is a bit distracting, but overall itís not a bad beer. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle - Sweet honey fruity aroma. Golden colored beer. Itís a good beer, but something seems off. Carbonation level is good, but there is an odd bite. The flavor is fruity and bitter and not holding together well. I like the beer, but know this brewer can do better. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2008
clear gold, light head. fruity esters of orange and apple. flat grain mouthfeel and skunky acrid bitter finish. maybe this beer turned. Goodgrief (2020) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Dec. 2006 - I guess if it werenít for boring beers, we wouldnít know the special ones when we drank them. This beer seemed muted...flavor was weak and not crisp or hoppy in any way. Typical citrusy/pine flavors. Thin mouthfeel. Oh well. RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours orange/amber/brown with a good amount of off white head. Nose is orange piney hops. Flavor is a kind of odd mix of bitter, orange-ish citrus, and hops. I canít say it seems really balanced. Full bodied, sure. But balanced? No. Too much bite. Feel is kind of thick and doughy. Nice enough carbonation. Overall, the odd flavor profile here kind of drops the drinkability in my opinion. I mean, hey, thereís no balance here where there should be. Ya know? Just seems to be lacking.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle. Golden body, big rocky white head, citrus and yeast (!) in the nose. Metallic notes at the start, honey, moderate bitterness, perhaps some citrus in the finish. Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Bitter burst of citrus and honey initially, then settling to an utterly forgettable McPaleAle. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2009 From bottle, August 16th, 2008 - Pours bright golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, pine, grapefruit. Taste is sweet citrus, white wine, caramel, crystal malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly resinous with moderate carbonation. A mild APA, but still enjoyable. Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
From can, October 2009 - Pours lightly hazy and golden with a mostly receding white head. Soapy hop notes, light cracker, dough and pale malt. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Smells mildly of hops. Pale gold color, bubbly white head. Has some good malt sweetness and moderate hops but it tastes mostly watered down. Really easy to drink but it honestly is one of the most watered down pales Iíve had. Not a winner. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2007
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is somewhat bitter citrus hops, secondary/faint medium malt-biscuity. Taste is somewhat bitter citrus hops, secondary/faint medium malt-biscuity, nicely balanced. A bit over carbonated, which is rare for me. Thanks Wasatch.