durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got back from a run and wanted a beverage while cooking dinner. 4.4%, did you say? Why hello, then. Pours slightly amber clear golden with a soft one-finger white head that mellows quickly. Nose of sticky hops balanced well with delicate malts. Great bitterness. Not much more to say about it than just a damn good session beer, which is exactly what I’m in the mood for these days.
gsmitty80 (1858) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a really nice pale ale and i think their best offering by far. Smoothly balanced and easy drinking, somewhat tastes like a Dales Pale ale but i think it is better.
onceblind (4701) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale amber with an inconsistent and bubbly white head. Great aroma of juicy tropical fruit hops--some tangerine, mango, et....but also a sturdy presence of pale and toffee malt. Taste initially starts awkward but gets amazing quickly. Begins with light and slightly metallic leafy herbal hop, but turns to a bitter and floral lupulicious tone with a sturdy yet refrained toffee malt presence. Balanced, but the complexities of both the malt and the hops are equally noticed. Hoppy, but malty. Pretty great!
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice very crisp copper coloured body with a touch of an orange glow and a nice one-centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, light citrus, herbal and grassy notes with a good sweetness - very mouthwatering! Light-bodied; Very thin, easy drinking with a very potent and drying hop flavour of grapefruit and citrus with a very small malt backbone, a dose of light sweetness and a very nice clean taste at the end. Aftertas is light, airy, dry, herbal and definitely showing a lot of hops. Overall, a very nice, easy drinking APA, bordering more on the edges of a pils (if I didn’t know it was an Ale). A great beer to try and I’d drink a lot more of these in the summer time if I could find them on the right coast. I sampled this twelve ounce CAN (love it) purchased from Village Market in the San Francisco Ferry Building in California on 18-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 27-September-2011.
MadIndian (2465) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid beer. Nothing too outstanding, but I like this company. A nice orange pour a good caramel malt and hop presence. Some sugar in the taste. Good.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A great session beer. Nice hop presence for a pale, but its no IPA. Very good for an American Pale.
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) hazy orange colour withsmall white head; aromas of citrus, pine; flavour of wheat, long light bitter finish
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint. Julian code that begins with 1010 (I assume January 10, 2011).
Appearance: Clear amber-orange with foamy off-white and pretty nice lacing.
Aroma: Spicy, citrusy hop aroma with an emphasis on orange. Some light biscuit underneath.
Taste: Great hop taste with orange, grapefruit and a nice spiciness. Dry malts add to the overall complexity with biscuit, tea and earthiness. Ends spicy and somewhat bitter.
Palate: Light but firm body with moderate carbonation. Very dry finish. Proper Bitter feel.
Overall: Fantastic session ale. Brewers really need to make more beers like this - low abv, big taste. And this is not an IPA, not an APA; it is a Bitter that uses a shitload of American hops. Otherwise, it fits the style perfectly.
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. can in a shaker. Dark golden pour with medium head. Nice hoppy aroma. Hoppier than your average American pale ale, but not as much as an IPA. Solid session beer. Nothing too great about it though.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Canal’s in Marlton, NJ. Hazy amber pour with an orange tinge and a medium off-white head. Hoppy, citrus and pine aroma. Grapefruit, bitterest chocolate, toasted malt and vanilla in the flavor. Smooth, silky mouthfeel and a dry, crisp finish.