TimE (5451) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Med-dark amber color. Smells like the fruit cups I used to bring to school in junior high, grapes, bananas, apples, kiwi. Well balanced mouth with some grapenuts. Slight hop bitterness, but not too hoppy. Bitter dry grapefruit finish. Lighter body than I expected, but nice.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
golden brown in color with an off white head. butterscotch nose with citrus floral overtones. bitter hop character up front. not a strong pale feel more of a standard pale. tangy extract malt tips that stick to your palate. a low abv for a strong ale but i guess still in its class. would work out to be better in just plane "pale" genre.