Prufrockstar (200) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle to shaker.
Appearance: Light gold, decent white head, clear.
Aroma: Faint. Some citrus. Otherwise leaves almost no impression on me Ė I donít have a cold, do I?
Flavor: So faint itís really hard for me to tell. I get some grain and a mildly hop-bitter finish.
Palate: Light/thin body, medium carbonation. Dry finish.
Overall: Iím having a hard time with this. On the one hand I think this beer achieves what it purports to (it is indeed smooth, clean, and sessionable as the commercial description claims), and I could see times where this would be exactly the right beer for the moment. On the other hand those are moments when I donít particularly want to think about, taste, savor, or enjoy the beverage Ė those times where I want to go to a pub with friends and order a few pints of something that is cool, drinkable, utterly unobtrusive and forgettable, when I would be just as happy ordering water if water contained alcohol. And itís hard to give an overall impression of a beer that seems best suited to make no impression at all.
Ughsmash (6670) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Poured lighter golden with fine sediment and a well-retained eggshell head. The aroma picked up pale malts and a touch of cardboard with faint lemon and herbal accents. The flavor found old pale malts and cardboard at the core, with oxidation and broken-down hops around.. I bought it today, but it seemed old.. finished with some unpleasant sharpness and graininess. Lighter-bodied and grainy as mentioned on the palate.. left a nasty impression in the end.. blech.
barakihunter (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma, touches of honey, citrus, melon, and sweet pumpkin - much like a pumpkin pie - but very subtle. Appearance is a nice deep golden colour with not much head. Taste is nice, canteloupe, honey, citrus, sweet pumpkin and a touch of pine. Palate is a kind bitterness. Nice pale!
edgallow (1086) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and caramel. Taste is caramel malts and a touch of hops.
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DrSilverworm (2726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Mildly hazy yellow orange color. Decent thin white head. Sort of metallic malts, light honey, some orange. light bitter, sort of savory taste, some sweet in the finish. Smooth, lighter carbonation, more dry texture, medium body. Alright. But not much going on here.
madquacker (950) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice APA but a little on the cloyingly sweet side. Low carbonation but grippiness at the end.
Patrickctenchi (1693) - columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber with a very tall, off-white head.
Scent is mild fruit cocktail...honey...
Taste is moderately sweet malt, smooth....a little watery...
Very pleasant, easy taste.
Bonus: Acrobatic Red-head on label.
Onionkid (301) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Lemon and hops in the aroma. Taste is very citric, with a hint of caramel and fairly watery overall. The finish isnít as nice as Iíd like...the usual bitter bite is replaced with a funky, artificial flavoring tartness that really doesnít work. Not awful, not good, just meh. 5% alcohol.
jmohno (831) - Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy medium gold,short head some froth.Leaves some spitty residue.
Aroma is a light airy clean citrusy lemon.Some herbal almost skunk.
Taste is medium bodied,with some citrus,light carmel,tartness almost distracting.Tart citrus finish. Not really that great of a pale ale.Diety tart kind of harsh finish.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
where is this woman swinging? is she swinging? just be careful, your holding a beverage. pour: classic pale ale. nose: sweet pale malt, carbonation bitternessss mouth: like hops in your pale? wont find here, however nice malt character, lightly hopped, not much bitterness with a slight hop resin taste. mouth medium/light giving way quickly. overall, nice, easily quaffed, for those who like hoppy pales dont expect that here, this brew lets the malt shine foward, with a nice pin up girl. falling on a dangerous swing.