beer_rookie (705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 10, 2017 rohash (47) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2010 Pours a light amber with a thin white head, little carbonation. Not much going on with aroma. Taste is sweet and malty and with lightly detectable hops . I thought this was an American Pale Ale, which are supposed to be moderately hoppy? "Enjoyably Hoppy" written on the case could be grounds for false advertizing. The taste is not bad at all. It’s drinakable. With Mission Street and Sierra Nevada jacking up their prices, I was hoping to find a reasonably priced, hoppy, go to beer. Although not quite as hoppy as I’d like in a pale ale, this will suffice as long as it’s on sale @$19 a case. You could do a lot worse and I haven’t found anything better yet for under a buck a bottle.
12 oz bottle purchased in Birmingham, Alabama. Thanks for the memories, you were great!Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Pours an amber color. One finger or so beige head. Poor retention, okay lacing. Yeah yeah, but the thing that stands out the most is that white floaty stuff in this beer. Lots and lots of it. Ordinarily, I like it, but this is ridiculous.
Aroma is malty. Floral hops, earthy hops. Meh.
Taste is sweet. Malty. Hoppy, but not bitter.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied. Kinda boring.
Overall it's not so great. Boring. I wouldn't buy it again. I wouldn't recommend it either.
From Oct 2005
Poured from the bottle a good amber colour with a nice head that settled into a 1/4"layer that stayed for the entire session.
The taste is very malty/grainy with just a smidgeon of hops in the background and, another plus in my book is that the carbonation is not overly done. The bottle says "Full Flavor" and it certainly is that.
For me, this Pale worked and is very drinkable especially considering that I got the 6 pack for US$4.99. Great value for the money, imho. Grumbo (4254) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle, from US. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Poured from a 12oz. bottle.
Appearance: Copper colored, murky body with a 1 finger head that dissipates fast.
Smell: Aromatic, mild hoppiness that hints of bitterness.
Taste: Small bitterness hits, hints of hops with a resin, pine-like aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: More pine followed by woody taste but also a little bit watery at the end. Not much more.
Drinkability: I found it was kind of a 1-note beer, not very complex & lacked a hop bite to it. Not tedious but not an eventful tasting either.
rdixon77 (3106) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Mix pack fodder. "Generic pale with a slight cardboard taste. No real hop presence. Ugh.
BeerRenter76 (1053) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 8/6/08. My second offering from the Dundee sampler 12 pack. Had a nice hoppy aroma when i opened the bottle. Poured a mid copper colored body with plenty of carbonation, with a thin off white head. Taste of hops but a little bland. Overall a fairly decent beer, and i would drink this again. mjmoen (626) - - OCT 14, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Not too malty but not too happy either superspak (6204) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/3/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and light floral earthiness. Pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt notes; with fairly weak strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance, complexity, and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a very solid pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering. Bork (461) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Balanced brew but flavor and aroma are both a bit suppressed. Slightly weak as if adapted for mass consumption. slowrunner77 (13203) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"not bad, but i’m not a huge fan either. this kinda leans towards the english style even though no labeled as such. firm, malty backbone with only a moderate bitterness and low level floral and citrus notes."