JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a nice size frothy-white head. Aroma is sweet with hints of lemon and grapefruit, plus some flowers and tropical plants. Biscuit and caramel malt flavors plus some nice citrus-flowery hops. Nice APA.
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5L bottle poured slightly hazy copper-orange with frothy half inch off white head. The aroma is very light initially but as it warmed a grapefruit hoppiness, some yeasty spice and smooth – varied malts became apparent. The flavor starts with a mix of bitter grapefruit hops and then some sweeter caramelized malts, biscuit malts and pale malts. Nice complexity early on. A sweeter grapefruit juice note builds into the half way point and slowly turns more bitter into the finish. A very tasty complex pale ale. One of the best I’ve tried.
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. copper/orange pour with thin spotty head. big citrus hops, apricot, malts and soap aroma. perfume oil, hops, nice malt backing. a bit syruppy. unique and a nice change.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice looking brew, amber color, decent head, Aroma was incredible, as was the flavor, thought this would be rated higher! Lots of spicyness to it, some decent hopping, and malt, plenty of Caramel, Came together very nice, a great beer! Purchased at holiday wine cellar.
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2007 1pt .9oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, citrus, caramel, spicey and floral. Tastes of caramel, citrus, lighter spiciness, and some pine. Body on the thin side.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Beer is clear, medium caramel brown. Head is large, white, frothy, mostly lasting. Bountiful lacing.<P>
The aroma is malty with light-to-moderate notes of toasted bread crust, toasted grain, pretzle and caramel; Hoppy with light notes herbal resin, grapefruit oil, orange peel, honeysuckle flowers; Yeasty with a trace of dough; Trace intermittent miscellaneous note of dryish wood, light notes of sourish green apple and tropical fruit.<P>
The flavor is lightly-to-moderately sweet, light-to-moderately bitter with a long, moderately bitter, trace sweet finish. Hint of grippiness on the palate.<P>
The body is medium-to-full, the texture is watery-to-velvety and the carbonation is lively. <P>
Ernest (7596) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, orange/grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough), with light notes of earth and black tea. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very English-styled, much more like an ESB (or perhaps even an IPA based on the finishing bitterness level) than an American pale. Came off pretty spartan in the mouth experience...not a lot of flavor and quite light and dry. A bit more malt richness would be very helpful. The aroma is pulled in drastically different directions (by the bright, citrusy hops and the earthy, toasty malt & yeast notes), and as a result it seemed mismatched. Couldn’t really develop a desire for it.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a hazy orange color with a nice off white head. Aroma was citrusy hops, spice, caramel and fruity yeast. The flavor was a bit harsh with a strong bitterness and carbonic bite. Finish was dry with caramel malts and hops.
IrishBoy (4177) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from liquid Solutions; Nose is floral and citrus hops mixed with a little sweet malt; hazy copper with a medium straw head; Flavor a balance of hop bitterness and caramel maltiness; nice medium body with an increasingly bitter finish.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Hogtown Harry. Golden orange, big fluffy white bubbly head. Nice hoppy aroma, very fresh and citrusy - nice stuff. Taste - yum! Refreshing light malt backbone, good fresh hops in middle and end. So quenching and refreshing and tasty! Nothing really stands out, nothing extreme here, just a solid well crafted American Style pale - well done.