missdev (18) - USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer smells like a hop cooler and tastes like a malt room. An APA in its crispness, but without the strong hop finish. Very clean after taste. Overall, pleasing and eminently drinkable.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
manages to be clean and crisp, yet hoppier than usual and with a unique malt profile and higher levels of complexity than expected. from a style where few stand out, this one is pretty high. Grassy, citrus hops and a slightly biscuity malt character make for a nice combo. i’m having this after a cold weather run, but it would be a very nice summer/hot weather brew. thanks Lou for the trade, and for my 40th state. 93rd percentile in style seems about right."
Eructoblaster (3058) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 12oz. Slightly hazy, amber body with an average white frothy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with orange, malty, and yeasty hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grainy, citrusy, and piney notes. Ends with a robust, but rather short bitter/grainy finish. Pretty decent Pale Ale. Thanks Kevin and Christina!
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold. Fairly dry malt. Light hops. Fairly uninspired pale, but not bad. Just boring.
rondphoto (2088) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah GA --- Nice aroma of dry malt. Dark amber, thin rim head, no lace. Taste is simple sweet malt that moves quickly through the palate to a crisp carbonated finish. Similar to the offerings by the large regional (Yeungling, etc) breweries in that it drinks easy but is no big deal.
jhliesen (742) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle--Hello Alabama! Pours more of an orange color with a small head. The aroma is malty and on the German/cereal side. The flavor is all malt with no hoppy bitterness. Dry finish and was watery and thin. Total wine
BMMillsy (1435) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in trade with Burg. Thanks man! Pours clear golden with a half finger white head. Aroma much like a pils surprisingly, with some hay, light fruity hops, a bit of caramel. Not bad smelling. Flavor is OK with light hay and hops and a German influence here. A bit more caramel tones than a pils, though the flavor is a bit watered down like with their IPA, both of which seemed to be going on the session strength direction rather than the flavor direction. Light bodied with low to medium carbonation for the style. Not bad. Maybe a gateway beer for some to the good stuff.
JHeath99 (1010) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Transparent golden with a ring of cream colored head. Taste is pretty pleasant, easy malty. Aroma of malts and hops.
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to a Florida trader for this elusive state tick - only the Dakotas remain. A solid pale ale is typical of a regional brewery. It may not win any national competitions but as a local favorite I could see this being popular at BBQs, cookouts, and around the pool.
Aroma / Appearance - A carbonated bronze base shimmers with life. A crisp white head is expected along with spruce, fresh pine, and other notes that lend a bright hop forward presence. Peachy undertones give it a nice Southern feel.
Flavor / Palate - Peach, citrus, and mango warm the tip of the tongue. A few seconds later the hops begin to scrub away the residue of lunch. A resiny foundation supports a competent profile that leaves a light bitterness in the throat. A nice lawnmower beer, this is as good a state tick as you will probably find at the moment from Alabama.
Imaena (1856) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is a piney pale with lots of carbonation. Not a great PA from my perspective.
GMartin (4) - - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am generally a DIPA snob, but tried this at a restaurant called the Perfect Pig in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. I was pleasantly surprised. I found the combination of hops and malt worked well for me and I immediately went and purchased two six packs the next day. There is some pine and citrus and it worked better for me than most IPAs. Mindful in a small way of the flavors I get from a 3Floyds ZD, but do open one with that in mind. I am sold and wish it was available in Indiana..... I am a fan.