Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours translucent amber with a thin white lacing around the glass. Aroma is of sweet starch, light caramel, and pale malts. Flavor is sugary at first and leads into light hop finish. Refreshing, not bad.
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20140602 5oz at the 16 mile Taproom in Newark. I gave the bartender flack for the menu description of Dark Pale Ale. He said its less hoppy than APA and less malty than amber. Yup. Mildly hoppy and nicely dry. This is what I always imagine I’m going to get when I order a lighter English style. Nice Stine fruit notes. Clean as a whistle. I wonder if the bottles are different because I’d expect a better score for this.
Tstamba (289) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the brewery. Almost an amber with white head. Not much aroma, mostly malt, toast and toffee... Pleasant dry finish.
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Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Seems very malty for an APA. Pours a copper with little head. Very sweet malt on the nose. The taste is of caramel with some hops bitterness at the end. Little to low carbonation for diminished mouthfeel.
DrSilverworm (5916) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Clear amber color. Thin off-white head. Couple dots of lace. Caramel, sweaty aroma. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Moderate bitter taste. No sweetness. A lot of caramel malt in the flavor. Toasty malt, some metallic, no hop character. Tastes a little oxidized, like a year old or so or more. Wasn’t sure what to make of this... Ok english-style old ale.
Bricks (579) - Delaware, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful color.. golden amber with a decent head. Smells malty and overly sweet, a hint of metallic smell. Very balanced taste.. those metal notes are fairly sharp. Not bad.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle that came in a trade with vlan1. This pours hazy amber brown and has a beige head that leaves some falling lacing. This smells more malty than expected. Fruit in there, too. Sour fruit leads the flavor and I think it is the hops. The flavor is like unripe fruit. It also offers grain and vinous notes. Hops are light and offer a bit of spice with orange zest. This is mislabeled as an APA but is a fun beer to try.
HighlanderOne (985) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Nice aroma of roasted caramel and spice. Good lookin clear mahogany with tan head. Big roasted malt flavor with caramel, citrus/grassy hops, a bit of sweetness - maybe dark honey. Earthy aftertaste. Bold, crisp feel. Well done.
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a clear amber color with two fingers of foamy white head. Aroma is caramel malt and light citrus. Taste is very malt forward. Lots of caramel, and some citrus hops in the finish.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is quite malty with plenty of caramel, toffee and bready notes as well as toasted grains. Flavor is malt-forward with lots of caramel and toffee sweetness and a subtle floral hop presence. Finishes with a crusty bread character and more sweetness. Medium bodied with a light syrupy texture and moderate carbonation.
djd07 (3261) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear copper with small frothy white head. The aroma is roasted malt and vanilla. Thin mouthfeel with very sweet malt and grain metallic finish. Not much going on with this one.