NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bruisin’. I can see this is filtered as I pour the copper brew into a glass. I’m none too impressed with the aroma, it’s muted and slightly vegetal but clean for the most part. The flavor is a different story. While it is mild, there is still commendable hop presence in the way of clean pine and citrus. The finish is light though zesty and leaves a pleasing bready sweetness for balance. This is a great, simple, but enjoyable American styled session brew.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Crystal clear light amber body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light cantaloupe. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light bread. Light-medium body, light acidity.
bubbleflubber (1633) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber into the glass with a nice frothy eggshell head that reduces to a small ring leaving soapy lace. The nose is malty, with some yeast overtones. Flavors are dry malts, grassy notes and dry pie spices. A bitter finish ensues, but all-in-all, the entire brew seems nondescript and run-of-the-mill. It’s an ok APA, but nothing really stands out about it. Mouthfeel is light with a medium-light body... not a lot of substance here. A nice brew to try, but.... won’t be a staplehold.
zizzybalubba (1253) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle from Greenlife Grocery in Asheville. Dark orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of light grassy hops and pilsener malt. Moderately bitter hop flavor but with a distinctive lager-like quality. This really teeters the line between lager and pale ale in my opinion. Drinkable enough but equally as forgettable.
jrob21 (2166) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great idea as to the purpose of the beer but unfortunately a not so great effort in the flavor of the drink. Relatively non-descript pale ale with a mostly spice and grass hop profile. Faint bitterness towards the back of the palate. Amber pour with a decent off white head. Grabbed this bottle in a random shop in hendrsonville, nc.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glad to have skipped the bottle at Bruisin Ales in lieu of a taster at the brewpub. Caramel orange, whitish cover. Spicy hop aroma, sweet caramel. Taste is caramel, some citrus, pine, spicy hops, light bitter.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bruisin Ales, Asheville. Absolutely killer label, and a very nice idea for a brew (refreshingly free of hipsterism too, thankfully). Healthy, youthful seeming pour, with a semi-cloudy pale orange body that seems earthen in some sense. Sweet and fruity nose is nice but suggests almost a cream ale or an ESB to me, given how understated the hops are. Body is smooth, with medium carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Moderate yeast and hops in the flavors, but overall I still get more bready malts, and not much personality on balance. Decent brew.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very amber in color with a light head. Lightly malty aroma. The flavor is mostly spicy hop. Nothing really descript. Thin body dry mouthfeel and finish. Not great.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I actually thought this might be a maibock. It is incredibly clean, lager-style medium-color maltiness, and very little hops. Incredibly easy drinking without being bland.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great pale ale. Great hop profile. Very tasty and easy to drink. Reminds me a little of Pisgah’s Pale Ale. Nice orange-amber color with a one-finger white head. Nice bitter finish and not too sweet. This one is a winner. Get it if you can!!!