MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009 vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a golden color with a small white head and some carbonation. Smell is of malts. Taste is sweet and finishes with a bitter citrus flavor. Overall nothing special.
"Aged in cold cellars", or so says the label. Indeed, the six-pack was purchased at Albertsons. Poured a moderate in size foamy white head; not much for lacing. The colour was a clear copper/amber and a fair bit of carbonation was evident. Aroma was noticably hopped; I liked it. Taste was clean, fresh and hoppingly bitter. A nice beer even though the aftertaste maybe was a wee bit on the thin side. SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 3, 2006
This has got to be some kind of macro brewing mistake remarketed as a pale ale. Tastes like watered-down malt liquor. Smells a bit like dog poo. Shame on Old Fort Brewing. whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Smells okay and vaguely pale aley. Looks a bit pale for a APA with a small head. Tastes heavily astringent with very little hop flavor. Very bad when warms. Borderline undrinkable; a tremendous disappointment. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2006
LIghtly golden color at least as far as pale ales go, this is very disappointing. Somewhat unbalanced for the style, with overwhelming maltiness and very little if any to speak of in the hops department. Showing through with just a hint of fading pine and nuttiness. pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2006
Bottle: This is a terrible example of a pale ale. Did they forget to put the hops in? The color is typical dark gold with no head. The taste is malty and you can sense, if you try real hard, some hops. The body and feel are fine, it is just that you expect more bitterness from a pale ale. Next time I am staring at a six-pack of this and one of Deschutes Mirror Pond -- I am going swimming in the pond rather than the hidden river.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Pours a nice golden amber color. Aromas of malts, hops, and a touch of pine. Flavor is pretty good considering this is an macro product brewed for Albertson’s. BuckeyeBoy (7680) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Very light in color. well, it is a pale ale. The tast was light as well. Almost no head to speak of. paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2006
If you like sweet and skunky, this is the beer for you. Definitely would NOT buy again. telepork (84) - USA - NOV 2, 2005
I was seriously dissapointed after buyign a sixpack. The color and aroma were quite pleasing. Watery, pours thin dissapearing head. No carbonation, very thin and watery. Lemon, grassy hops - which weren’t bad. Dry aftertaste with a skunky, lagerish overtone in hte finish. This stuff is brewed for a store in Minnesota, and is readily available in Texas and New Mexico - but down here it costs as much as good IPA and APA’s. If someone offered me one, I’d drink it. However, I’m not buying this stuff again. beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 28, 2005
APA swill is what they should have called this one. a sweet straw aroma with a stale snpa taste....very metallic with weak hops taste.