JaBier (7656) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Semi-opaque orange/amber pour with a big beige head. Sweet malt aroma with some floral hops and notes of bread. Sweet and bready malt flavor up front with a bitter hop finish.
Dogbrick (12587) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Homerwants beer for sharing a couple cans. This brew is an orange-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and citrus along with a touch of malt. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, fresh citrus and clean malt. The finish is moderately bitter hops that linger for awhile atop a decent malt base. A good straightforward APA overall.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. can. Pours a hazy, orangish brown with a small, white head. Sweet malt, a touch of pine, honey, and an odor I just can’t quite place in the nose. Medium carbonation with a medium-rich mouthfeel. Sweet malt, honey, caramel, pine, and a touch of resin on the palate. Good balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Medium-short finish with some lingering bitterness. Overall an excellent pale ale that isn’t over hopped.
14thStreet (3) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice surprise from Lyons. Worth exploring further. Although prefer the Pils.
joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably one of my favorite pale ales. Great sweet tart of hop and malt balance. Almost orange body. A good ol’ reliable.
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Pours a nice thick yellow. Very nice aroma of citrus. Clera and typicale taste of a pale ale. Not much of an aftertaset though. Overall a very good beer.
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
im not really a big fan of pale ales because they always make me want something more intense. this one surprised me in that i really enjoyed it. lots of hops yet it is pretty smooth.
LanceUppercut (139) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 Wonderful aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is also nice, kind of like the aroma, but a bit metallic from the hops. The sweetness from malts are massive. There is virtually no aftertaste though, which affects the otherwise high grade.
flyingshoes (100) - USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Pours an expected amber hue with little to no head. Initally, I was extremely disappointed with this, as served at fridge temperature it has almost no taste at all. As it warms up, however, a subtle caramel flavor combines with some piney hops. Every sip finishes with a small blast of alcohol. Decent, but I feel they could have done better.
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had kind of forgotten about this one, given its ubiquitosness on local shelves. Thanks to mctous for the reminder. Pretty red-orange in the glass. Smells intiially caramelly/malty, but hops lingering in the background. Nice, balanced flavor between the sweet malt and a generous dose of citric hoppy bitterness. Good job on this one...