harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Golden, light, light, yellow. Sheet of white atop and brillantly clarified. Smells like skunk, corn, grain and some bits of soil. Tastes like cheap beer, stronger than a Coors light, but less than say a Rolling Rock. Simple and grainy with little satisfying merits. Thin and moderately carbed with a wet finish that lingers longer than I’d prefer. Seems like a decent pairing with the shitty jack in the box I have beside me. drjay44 (3706) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin, poorly retained, white head, over a fizzy, yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is hints of cereal from the malts, hints of pine from the hops, minimal esters....taste is light Pils malts, hints of pine with a minimally bitter finish from the hops.....mouth feel light, watery, carbonation makes a soda quality. This is not an American Pale Ale. The hops are very minimally present. It is almost light enough to be a Pale Lager. BJCP 4/2/7/3/4 EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Thin head; dissipates quickly. Really light aroma: Green apple-ish fruit, subtle herbal/vegetable aroma. Flavor is also really light, with a similar fruit flavor, plus some malt sweetness. A little bread at a warmer temperature. BeerandBlues2 (13303) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle from Ratman. Pours crystal clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short with nearly no retention and spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt with subdued fruity esters and nearly no hops. Flavor is bland malt and old fruit with light hops and bitterness. Light body and medium carbonation. What a mess. riiv (3) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
This was in the top spot as my favorite american beer and was the best a pale ale could get. Strange how so much can change when the original company that made it disappears. Still, wish it were easier to find in the midwestern states.
reebtogi (6261) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
355ml bottle poured a pale amber gold color with a small white head that left very little lacing on the glass. Aroma was cereal grains and citrusy notes. Taste was a light malty sweetness with a decent hoppy bitter finish. Certainly didn’t taste like Cascade hops, as I have had many Cascade hopped beers since and all were much better than this one. Just tasted like another macro swill pale lager to me. txspartan (1080) - Berchem, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2012
Watery and flat as far as texture goes. Hardly any flavour. Nothing much to it. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
1 from a 6-pack purchased on 08/21/1996 from a Liqour Depot store in Calgary, AB. Tasting scribble notes are as follows: "This has a light bitter taste that isn’t harsh. Gold colour, tastes like cereal and pine cones. Smells like a typical ale." I purchased a 6-pack of this after a Calgary Stampeders CFL football game in which our team won 23-21! Katamar13 (4) - Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2012 does not count
Straw color, very "skunky" aroma, thin mouthfeel, little to no taste, easy to drink but pretty boring. johnroblawson (40) - Ames, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2012
On first impressions, like a glorified Molsons Golden. Pours with medium head that quickly disappeared. Standard US pale aroma, taste a little more creamy (within the realms of a light lager) and not as crazily fizzy as e.g. PBR. Very little bitterness in the finish. Overall decent but not Full Sail’s finest by a long way.