overall
50
44
style
Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is our flagship beer. Medium body, beautiful golden colour, good mouth feel and a refreshing hop finish. We use six selected malts and five different kinds of premium hops. This recipe is secret, but the Pale Ale is very tasty and hoppy.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2004 Earthy hops thrive in cookie-breeding malt...Crunchy, sweet citrus fruit sprinkled with bread crusts...With its conventional level of bitterness for the style and a nice malt/hop balance, this becomes a straightforward, unpretentious example of the pale ale...Were it more available in these parts, it would still not overtake McAuslan's as my choice pale...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5111) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a thin, white, quick-dissipating head and a deep amber body with sediment and high carbonation. Great hoppy nose. Good malt and hop flavours mix with a hop finish. Good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2003
A relatively snappy pale. Golden in color with tiny bubbles and a bit of light floaties. Decent grassy hop flavor with a nice twinge of sweetness. Medium bodied and quaffable. Thanks to Jeremy for the local trade.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2003
A nicely hopped pale ale with a good malt background. Grassy and grainy in the nose, with a spicy hit of hops. Satisfying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2003
Deep gold in colour. Aroma was of grass and hops. Flavour was quite hoppy up front, smooth and slightly sweet. Finishes with a medium dryish bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 Nice flaxen, gold colour, with bright white foamy head. Fair amount of carbonation. Floral, citric hop nose. Sweet malt starts it out, then we get a rather sharp piney-citric hop kick that lasts and lasts ... long after all the malt backing has disappeared. A rounded finish, and a hint of smokeyness (?) ... good but really doesn't pair well with food (it tastes sour if you pair it).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5988) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Clear light amber in colour with a decent large-bubbled off-white head. Smell of hops, sweetness and even a bit of soap. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hoppiness with very sweet tastes and a superb malt background. Aftertaste bittered very minutely from the hops, but very sweet! Overall, a bit better than average for the style! I was lucky enough to get this beer in-person from JerCraigs in Ontario, Canada and sampled it on 2-October-2003, Thanks Jeremy!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2003
Thick head. light amber. Nice hop aroma similar to an IPA. Lasting head and lacing. Strong hop flavour. Very nice.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2003
I hate it when you get an APA and the aroma is hoppy and then you taste it and you are overwhelmed with malt. Completely unbalanced and not complex in the least. Very overcarbonated, with a golden appearance and a quickly fading soda like head. Finish is akin to pine-sol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Woohoo, 4th american to rate this! Golden pour with soda head. Aroma is musky and hoppy, like dirty malt with good hops. Flavor is a turn off with a bad piney aftertaste, not the good hop kind but a bad one. Finish is terrible, leaves the taste of wet monkey in your mouth.


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