adancer (10) - - MAY 23, 2017 pforei (338) - USA - AUG 21, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Foam bomb. Incredibly huge head. Poured two ounces that filled an entire pint glass. Brown dots on the head. Sour yeasty aroma. Slightly fruity with basement mustyiness and sour taste. Not good.
Smooth pale ale, kind on the taste buds, not much on the palate. Not recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sskyem (9) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
Floral nose. Golden color. Nice carbonation with slightly dry finish. Balanced to the hops as should be expected for the style yet a nice level of malt behind it. lopoole (2) - - MAY 24, 2016 does not count
Really great beer if you still want some hops but not a crazy micro-brew IPA punch. I could have a few of these in one sitting. stevoj (5363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2016
On tap at brewery. Clear amber with creamy head. Light malt aroma, taste brings in some caramel, tingly hops bite at finish. Leaning more towards the English pale than the normal APA. soothxsayer (2) - - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
Nice color and clean finish - just hoppy enough - nice white head - easy enough on the palate but a good few beers kinda beer
PocoTheWeisse (1) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
This is an interesting one. The bitter hops are present but the moment that they subside, the malts kick in, making for an interesting contrast. A good chunk of pale ales I’ve had in the past were either IPA’s disguised as a pale, watered down IPAs with only a few having an adequate balance between the bitterness and maltiness. I am horrendously biased when it comes to Tractor (it is one of my top two breweries) but I have to say this pale really balances the hops and malts. This is surprisingly refreshing with a pleasant amount of both ends of the tasty spectrum. I got a bit of a hint of apricot fruitiness underneath the more boisterous malts and hops. Oh! I think it is important to note that Tractor is apparently making a push to serve their craft brews in the proper vessel. Instead of the typical V-shaped pint glass, my pale was served in a glass that looked kinda like the head of Frankenstein. I asked the beertender and she said it was a “pub glass”, and after a little more research I found that it was an “English Pub Glass”. It’s neat that they try to give an enhanced experience for their brews. (Though, if you don’t want to drink out of Frankenstein’s head, they can give you the typical pint glass.) ketchepillar (1199) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2012
On tap at the taproom. Bready, biscuity malt, but it's kinda dirty. Decently balanced. Boring.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 On draught at the brewpub. Marked as 6.0% on chalkboard. Pours a clear,deep copper color with only slight head. Mild hoppy aroma, with a slight malty aroma accompanying. Light-to-medium body with hop-over-malt flavor balance. Mellow hop flavor and bitterness along with slightly caramel maltiness. A nice light pale ale.
Now marked as 5.5% on 23 December 2012.
LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear burnt orange with a white head. Aroma of sweet fruits and pale malts. Flavor of toasted, bready malt and dominated by more sweet fruits. A good pale ale on the sweeter side.
7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5] BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2010
A very strong malty flavor with a hoppy finish. Caramel malts abd great head