hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím always excited to see new stuff coming out of Anchor, but Iím not exactly sure why. Their brews tend to frustrate me--they are always creative and high quality, but thereís somehow something lacking in most cases. This though? Iím impressed. This is a straightforward, robust, flavorful pale ale; a little hop bite, sort of roasty flavor, but just a straight up tasty brew in a class that is almost totally devoid of character and "creativity" tends to make things worse aside from a few exceptional cases.
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours 1/3 finger off-white head over a slightly hazy golden liquor. The bouquet is diminutive and floral. The liquor is also hoppy and floral with a touch of sweetness and yeastiness rounding out the profile. Humming--like Anchor Steam--shares qualities of a lager and an ale. It is hoppy, but not bitterly so. It is smooth like a lager, but not so smooth that you would mistake it for one. I will keep this in mind as a good session beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Unusual slightly hazy light brown color. Estery, yeasty aroma with earthy/mushroomy hops, some honey notes. Very British. Flavor is crisp, lightly sweet with more dissipating hoppy flavors, moderate yeast, some floral aspects. Quite bitter finish, prickly carbonation. Not a fan of the yeast used here or the hop, apparently.
mansquito (4932) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Key Food, Prospect Heights ($10.49): Pours a golden color with a frothy white head. British-like piny hops aroma leading me to the assumption that it as at least partly modeled on British style IPAs (the few that Iíve had). Quite hoppy and bitter with citrus notes throughout. Sessionable, but also very flavorful. A good, well-balanced brew.
italianjohn (2778) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden honey color creamy off white head lots of lacing ... sweet malty and light citrusy hop aroma ..... taste of sweet malts, lemon and grapefruit .. sticky mouthfeel a light citrusy hop taste with a bitter hop finish .... a mellow and good apa with good balance and a dry bitter finish ... a great session brew
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a pint glass poured out of the bottle. Nice hazy golden pour. Fresh floral citrus hop aroma. Taste is at first a light malt moutful that fades nicely into a refreshingly crisp hoppy finish. Solid pale ale
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$9.49/6 pack. Gabriels. San Antonio, TX. Golden orange beer with a medium size head. The aroma has its own kind of grain scent. It really reminds me of the Steam just a little bigger. The taste has a nice delicate citrus hop taste, pepper, with a low to medium bitterness in the end. This really is a balanced beer.
jsquire (4061) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a lasting white head. Light hoppy citrus nose. Bready beer with lots of lemon citrus hops. Very enjoyable, easy drinking beer.
leaparsons (9543) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden with a fluffy white foam. Aromas are pineapple and spiced oranges with yeast and floral notes. Hay and biscuit with lemon. Flavours are sweet and fruity with grapefruit, lemon and white grape. Bitter grapefruit and woody pine on the finish. Very nice.
TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a tall, frothy blond head. Aroma is lemony and hoppy with herbal notes, light spicy hops and citrus rind. Taste is herbal hops, light spicy notes, floral hops, lemon, soft citrus oils, and light bready notes. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more herbal and spicy hops, citrus fruit, lemon zest, dried flowers and light bready malts.