Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008
It pours a clear reddish gold with a 1 finger head of foam. Good head retention and good lacing. Good looking brew.
It smells grainy with some hop bitterness and something sweetish in the background. Not a bad nose.
The taste is pretty good. Some graininess early followed by a malty sweetness mid palate and a definite hop bite of bitterness in the finish that's on the harsh side. Mouthfeel is light but near the upper end and the carbonation, imo, is over done.
In no way does this resemble an English style Pale Ale. (that's stated on the label) There are malty and hoppy notes in this brew, yeah, but they just don't compliment each other and the whole drinking experience comes across as a mish mash. Drinkability suffers as a result. gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2017
From old tasting notes. Honey gold color. Foamy white head. Faint citrus malt aroma. Bittersweet malt flavor with some spicy hops in finish. Decent flavor and balance. Chudwick (3423) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2016
12oz bottle from mystery bottom fridge drawer. Nose is toast and grass. Sip adds butter. EPA but weak. From a fairly blind taste I got the style right !!! BeerRenter76 (1053) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
This came from the sampler craft case. It poured a decent orangeish gold body with average carbonation and a thin head. On the aroma end i gave it a 7 even thaough the floral and citrus notes were faint, they were still o.k. Flavor was a little off it seemed there was more of a malt presence than hop, but it was alright. Mouthfeel was o.k. and it had a decent aftertaste. It is a slightly above average beer and probably the best out of that case. Originally rated on 11/28/08. Jabah (559) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2015
Has a redish tint for a pale ale. Sort of sweet when you first sip it, but the the dry-hopped process gives it the extra hoppy bitter flavor. Has a clear appearance, with slight carbonation. I would buy it again for the price. Actually, I already did buy it again, so that’ll make me repeat consumer.
generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
It produces a thin white head that has fades to small ring on top, which still makes some nice lace rings on the glass. The aroma is a pleasant mix of mild citrus hops and sweet malty grain. Its flavor is very similar to the aroma. There is a simple bready malt and light grain flavor with a well-balanced citrus hop flavor that also adds pleasant bitterness and very mild fruity/estery notes. It finishes fairly crisp and clean with a some light hop bitterness just hanging on. The texture light and easy drinking with a light to medium body and nice carbonation. Over all it displays a good balance of malt and hops with a very drinkable body and texture chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
A somewhat dated 12 oz bottle from the back fo the refrigerator, but the review is tempered by memory from fresher bottles.
Look: surprisingly good, with a clear, deep amber body covered by a rather creamy looking, bone-colored head.
Aroma: earthy hops are stronger than the malt base
Flavor: again earthy hops over a sweet and light roast malt base but tainted with some metallic tones and hints of corn.
Feel: Medium body with a very good carbonation level.
O: given a fresh bottle, not bad; even roughly average.
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
12oz bottle. Drank from the bottle at a family BBQ. Not much aroma, maybe some hint of caramel and citrus hops. Taste is really malty up front, some hint of caramel, finish was vegetal and vinous.
Edit: So looks like this beer is retired and Im not sure for how long, but looks as though someone must have cleared out their fridge of some old ass beer. Looks like it hasnt been brewed for about a year. It had a weird vinous taste but I chalked it up to it being a Michelob beer. Anyway not sure what this beer would have tasted like in its prime, but sure sucked aged!