ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty nose with a touch of caramel and light dark fruit. The taste is light to moderately sweet, lightly bitter, some toffee, light raisin, very light citrus.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-orange pour with a light tan head. Light metallic aroma with notes of malt and a touch of hops. Sweet caramel flavor with notes of cherry and bubblegum. A bit metallic. Bitter hop finish.
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is very clear amber with a light to medium tan head. Bubbles from carbonation move quite fast. There is a sweet toffee smell and a mild tinge from the hops. The taste is lightly sweet with a little bite that ends quickly and lively carbonation. The mouthfeel is thin and a little dry. I enjoyed this beer.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt, tea, earthy. Tastes earthy with some light caramelly hints on the finish.
CptAmerica (29) - USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark ale. It’s dark brown in color with a white head when poured into a glass. This ale isn’t bad, much better than Budwieser’s american ale. You can still taste some of the hops in this beer, but is still smooth in flavor.
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz can. Clear copper body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, light prune. Taste is moderately sweet, prune/raisin, caramel, light orange. Sticky medium body. How is this an APA?
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical pale ale. Nice amount of hoppiness. Beautiful amber color. Nice head. Much superior on tap.
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old Court evokes an older time and you can easily imagine this beer being sipped in an old colonial courthouse. Aroma opens the sinuses with bright lemon, pine and mouthwash. Pours light and clear chestnut with a one-finger rocky off-white head. Leaves a bit of lacing. Medium bodied, this beer sports a balanced profile with a bit of a metallic overtone (noble hops?). No citrus component. Reminds me of an altbier more than a pale ale. Tasty. Comes in an awesome 1 1/2 pint can shaped like a bottle !
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with an average, frothy beige head, medium-short retention with fair to good lacing. Aroma is average malt (biscuit, cookie, straw), average hops (woody, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear). Flavor is average malt (biscuit, cookie, straw), average hops (woody, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear). Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish. This beer seems rather similar to their Amber Ale, though less exciting. An extra bit of hops and less dark caramel malt would really help this ale.
kramer (4894) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz aluminum bottle. Pours a dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that fell to a thin film. The nose is quite sweet with a hefty dose of crystal malt and caramel. Minimal hops, smells more like instant iced tea than an APA. The flavor is fairly weak with a thinnish lightly crystal malt laced base. Just a light bitterness on the finish, and a bit husky. Medium bodied, a little too much residual sugar in there from the crystal malt. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty weak effort. Cool packaging, but that’s about it.