brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours straw with slight haze and thin white head. Medium carbonation. A fairly delicate nose for a pale ale - some citrusy and grassy hops. Seems to be the classic Cascade nose. The hops are well balaced by a caramelly sweet malt. Crisp, dry finish. Overall a simple pale ale. Decent, but not remarkable. Slipstream (2702) - USA - DEC 14, 2010
Dark gold pour with a bigass fluffy-rocky head. Pretty sharp, tangy aroma with yeast and lemon notes. Primal is a nice, yeasty pale ale, with some mineral flavors, pretty rustic vibe. A good brew. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of beachbum25. Thanks, Jim! Pours a pale, tarnished bronze color; fine-bubbled off-white head with light retention and lacing. A basic, nondescript mineral and citrus hop aroma here (crisp and dry overall), with a modest sweet maltiness and just a whisper of (seemingly) DMS that doesn’t hurt much; basic, crisp, not unpleasant. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Modest citrus and mineral hop bitterness upfront (neither resiny nor astringent: simple), followed by a sweet, almost corny maltiness (the hint of DMS adds to this I’m sure); a crystalline-sugar feel overall, suggesting a decent dose of crystal malt, and there’s a slight amount of huskiness and coarseness at the edges; still, a decent and enjoyable pale ale rendition. Medium finish, showing a toasty maltiness and a lingering minerally hop bitterness; dry ending. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours light golden with a small white head. Aroma is malty caramel, a touch citric and a bit of piney hops. Very standard pale malt and hop balance, a bit spicy. Flavor starts starts sweet and caramel picking up some of the piney hops, less citric but still there. Fairly sweet and balanced. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Decent pale ale. BeerandBlues2 (13810) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap. Pours clear gold with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw, cereal), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (fruity). Flavor is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw, cereal, cookie), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear). Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Draft at Fager’s Island OC - Light orange body, thin disappearing head. Very slight aroma, mostly non-descript with some hop tones. Thin watery palate. Quite disappointing. A very average (boring) pale ale. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Pours a clear pale golden with a spotty-lacing coating of white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with some fresh grapefruity hoppy notes. Starts with a nice light malty sweetness and a crisp citrusy bittering hop balance. Finishes lightly bittersweet and clean. A pretty decent pale ale, but could be a little more assertive. ddemmingjr (890) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2010
12oz bottle: pours a deep golden,fairly clear,settling white one finger head.some lacing.earthy,musty,leather,split pea soup,funky on the nose. Malts push through a bit much.Light,dry finish that’s makes this drinkable.not bad jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2010
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Clear, bright amber/orange appearance with a small, off white head and a modest amount of lacing. Mild, hoppy aroma of spruce and citrus. Clean, dry, gently hopped herbal taste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering, bitter finish.