Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 04/11/12.
Clear golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose comprises light floral tones, hops, pale malt and a little herb.
Taste follows nose, fairly bland, floral and herb tones, light citrus.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Dull and bland.
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
No aroma and not a lot of flavor. Decent looking but downhill from there. Very thin and watery. Nothing here to recommend.
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured deep amber color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate smooth hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced flavor with a smooth balanced finish of average duration. Soft drinkable brew
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well after the wit and the brown i was having high hopes. They were dashed. A malty pale ale with the hops and the dryness only at the end. Not that good.
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is citrus and slightly off fruit. The flavor is citrus, vegetables, off tangy and too thick/rough in the finish.
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus and caramel. Taste is a light citrus and grass hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness underneath. Light bodied with decent carbonation. A decent pale ale, but nothing compared to a good West Coast pale ale.
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
alexanderj (3296) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle; poured a dark gold type color with a large off white head. Aroma smelled a bit watered down, if that makes sense; herbs, flowers, caramel, and a light bit of fruit/sweetness. Flavor was also a bit lightweight, with a bit of a metallic finish. Finish was a bit abrupt at times. Flavor better, but not great. Caramel gives way to a bit of spicy/fruity hop finish, but not strong enough.
Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a pale yellow color with aroma of citrus hops. Taste is a mild citrus flavor with a slight bitter aftertaste. A typical pale ale with nothing complex. Overall a decent beer that brings nothing special to my taste buds.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Bottle… Clear orange ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. The faint nose offers bread, citrus fruits and caramel. Light to medium-bodied and watery with lazy carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced but mostly bland, presenting light notes of barley malt, caramel and apple. Finishes flat and mildly sweet.