Bartzilla (608) - 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.
onceblind (6914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Amber hue with a thin Rocky light beige head. Thick bready malt aroma with a sort of underlying earthy and herbal bitterness. The flavor is initially a bit bitter with some earthy hop resins and bitter orange peel, a little herbal and bitter at the end, with a presence of toasted bready slightly amber malts throughout. A bit bitter and herbal overall.
phaleslu (9251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Homer321- thanks, Sean! Pours a cloudy darkish orange, rich in hue, with a big, frothy off-white head. Notes of banana, tea, caramel, brown sugar, plum, dates, pine, and grapefruit. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a resinous, malty mouthfeel. If I hadnít read the description, Iíd have assumed this was some kind of Belgian beer. Really, really strange. I have no idea whatís going on here.
N3lson1 (930) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from a pilsner glass poured from a big bottle. Wonderful aromas of malts, peaches, and cherries. Pours a clear light copper color with very little head. Tastes crisp with an odd bitterness to it.
jgb9348 (5553) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp amber and light copper coloured body with a decent, two centimetre tall just tan head. Aroma of crisp alcohol, light malt, a touch of hops and not much else, except for some mild bitter metal. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong metallic flavours up front with some bitter nuts, earth and malts with a touch of hop bitterness and only a small sweet flavour from caramel. Aftertaste is plain bitter with metal battling against the hops and unfortunately metal winning out. Overall, a pretty poor APA with not many good flavours and instead only funky flavours and bitterness coming from unfriendly sources. I sampled this 65 cL anchor-style bottle purchased from K&E Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 14-June-2014 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington on 04-October-2014.
TheHopster (1036) - 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 (1555) - 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 (1367) - 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 (2913) - 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 (2116) - New York, 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 (21549) - , 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!