BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2011
22oz. Great hoppy English style beer. Surprised ratings aren’t a bit higher, but not much behind their IPA. Great brewery. DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Mild, floral hop aroma and taste with clean and refreshing maltiness. Thoroughly enjoyable. ChainGangGuy (4905) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, darkened gold body topped with a medium-large, white, reasonably long-lasting head.
Smell: Nicely pungent, aromatic hop nose smelling of fine floral, citrus fruit peelings, and dank herbaceousness with a minimal malt backing in the, er... back.
Taste: Fairly soft pale malt base with only a snippet of ill-defined sweetness, then it’s hop time: fresh floral tones, fresh-picked herbs, citrus pith, and, of course, the medium-high bitterness. If the malts started mild, you can’t expect them to crash through the window like a SWAT team this late in the game. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Thankfully, this isn’t one of those mealy-mouthed, cinnamon-chapped ass pale ales you occasionally run it. While it is true I’d normally prefer just a skosh more maltiness, it’s only because many brewers, in the name of perceived haute brewing, skip the whole aroma and flavoring hop thing in lieu of focusing entirely on the bittering hops, leaving up with a caustic pint of bitterness, bile, and vengeance. Not so with Crosstown! While the malts are mild, at least the hops and subsequent bitterness aren’t ghastly and gack-inducing and you get a nice range of hop flavors. Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Draft at BikeBar. Aroma of grass, taste is similar. Decent body. Nice eample of a proper pale ale. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a hazy amber with a large off white head. Nose is floral and citrus hops. Tastes just like it smells. Floral hops, lemon, grapefruit, pears, bread, and some crystal malts. Body is light, carbonation is medium to moderate. Surprisingly tasty and way under-rated!
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with small white head. Smooth with a hint of hoppy bitterness in the finish, but not overpowering. Just the way I like a good pale ale! j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with a medium sized white head. Bright citrus on the nose, a touch of sweetness. Orange tones. Medium bodied, bright pungent grapefruit and pine. Long bitterness, big pungent bitterness, pith and grapefruit with a thick pine backbone.
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
From a bottle. Shared with Duffman. Very nice pale ale with a wonderful hoppy/bitter aftertaste that isn’t overpowering or palate killing. Very drinkable beer. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On draught at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Clear full golden color. Floral, citrus aroma. Taste is sweet, slightly tart citrus with a touch of light malt. Well-balanced and pleasant citrus aftertaste. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle... Poured a vibrant orange with a nice white head. Hops on the nose with a little bit of cracker-like malt. Refreshingly crisp and well-carbonated palate. Floral hops up front with a citrus fruit sweetness before the malted balance in the finish.