agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma - basic floral, faint citrus, somewhat yeasty;
Appearance - hazy copper, slightly opaque, thick fluffy head, decent lacing;
Taste - fruity front, yeast-filled back, finish has a good hop bite;
Palate - pretty smooth for the style, good body;
Overall - nice in certain areas though poorly put together, shoddy effort.
Funknmilla (743) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz--Thanks Kawabomber..its cloudy golden with an off white slightly fluffed head...drippy lacing forming and sticking...a delicate hop aroma...mmmm citrus whiffs...light yummy malts on the first sip followed by a bitter citrus--grapefruit and lemon---its light in every way but drinkable in every way....bitter left in my mouth after, but that’s light too...a bit un-balanced in the way of bitter consumed all the other subtleties that may have been there
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to Cavie, pours dark orange with a tall frothy white head. Aroma is nice biscuit malt and a toasted nuts with a mild pine hop note. Flavor is bittersweet hay and celery with a nicely balanced pepper and pine hop finish. I like this one.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty hoppy brew that looks like an ale but has sediment like a Hefe-Weizen. This is a strongly hoppy beer that will turn some away. I like it fairly well though. I wouldn’t seek it out again probably just because it’s not too distinct or above average, but you know, it’s good.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad pale ale... nice and hoppy. But I was really disappointed with the appearance... it had that muddy water wheat beer look... what the heck?
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour was light to medium golden. Aroma was of slight cascade hops and a little malt and breadiness. Flavors were pretty well balanced and more on the malty side than bitter. Not to complex or exciting.
nimbleprop (8218) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle at the DC local tasting. Pours a hazy orange amber with a creamy, white head. Metallic aroma, malty, bread made from whole grains. Flavor is sweet, sugary, more whole grain bread. Finish is medium bodied.
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Hazy amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some bread, grapefruit. Light-medium body, light acidity. Solid APA.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather watery and fizzy, just a touch of malt character, but they clearly use Briess pale ale malt, nothing else is that bland. Rather dry, decent hops. Nothing great, but not offense.
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a cloudy golden color with a finger of so of white head.
S: The nose is a bit disappointing (not that I had incredible expectations to begin with). Very mild aromas of citrus and floral hops with a slightly stronger malt presence.
T: The flavor is a bit more impressive than the nose is. The same floral and citrus hop components are more pronounced here, with a mild bitterness. The caramel malt gives the beer some needed body.
M: Nothing out of the ordinary in terms of body or aroma, both being in the middle of the scale.
D: A decent enough pale ale. I would have liked a little more hop character, but there was a fair amount to make it a palatable APA.