Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wasnít expecting this flavor profile, but I guess itís somewhat in tune with other Anchor beers. Itís a definitely unique flavor for a pale ale. Bitter. My first sip was not happy, but itís getting better as I work through the bottle. Looks nice in the cup and smells malty. Not the best beer in their arsenal. I havenít tried the other 4 in this series, so I canít compare. But, I tried it and, most likely, wonít again. Donít mistake this as me saying itís bad. Just not my style. Itís all good. I still love you, Anchor Brewing Company.
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Clear copper complexion with thick head and glass lacing. Malty aroma. Flavor is balanced but with some biting alcohol. Not as smooth as anticipated.
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closey22 (849) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber thick bubbly head; aroma is light fruit cherry/plum and malty; Flava is malty balanced with hop bitter and grain; feels medium to thick with decent fizz; finishes dry semi bitter
Onslow (1150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Deep amber / orange brew with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, tart fruit, green hops, earth. Taste is an upfront mix of sweet caramel malts and bitter / tart fruity hops. Swallow ends iwht more earth and citrus hops emerging on top of it all. A bit ponderous but tasty.
Maverick34 (2210) - New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught from waterfront. Slightly cloudy orange yellow. Lots of fruity sweetness. Kind of yart. OK.
trapped (748) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drought. Amber-orange with creamy tan head, doughy aroma, flat sweetish hoppy taste, low carbonation, abrupt finish with bitter aftertaste. A bit thin and flat for my liking.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
21st March 2014
Tap East. Keg. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Light crisp palate. Minerals. Smooth malt with a fair bit of toffee - caramel sweetness. Light cream. Bitterish pine on the backend. Light crisp finish. A sweetish and messy pale ale, was intrigued by the new hops but they put so much malt in the way I couldnít taste íem. A disappointment!
freeofthoughts (648) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap pours a dark goldish copper with some eggshell suds. The aroma is rich with some caramel malts and earthy grassy hops. The flavor starts strange with some grassy floral hops, a light pine, and rich malts but in an awkward way with some sweet lemony thing popping in. The finish is a little better with a decent unique pale ale flavor. Overall ok but not what Iíd hope for from anchor.
Homer321 (1863) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. Nose of citrus zest with woody tones. Cloudy reddish color. Tart and citrus flavor with some nauseating puke kinda thing in the finish. Not a fan.
Wactuary (6) - USA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at gaslight brewery. Aroma of citrus, I didnít get the peach and wasnít very intense. Amber color, brilliant clarity. Taste was of citrus and grapefruit hops with a one dimensional grainy malt flavor. Body was medium low. Overall, had a nice potential but finish lacked depth in malt character and hop bitterness overwhelmed hop flavor and aroma.
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Backcountry Pizza poured a clear amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, grapefruit zest and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy finish.