bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a Save-Mart. Pours light amber with a light beige head. Aroma of light roast malt with a hint of citrus. Med body plus. Frothy carb helps with the body. The malt is roasty enough to qualify for APA, and thereís some light hop bitter which seems citrus. A decent ale, but certainly not one to excite the nose and mouth.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a crisp beer with a lots of character. taste of grain and clean malts, has a nice bite to it. The contents brings a overall goodness of beer with its with malts.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is a balance of malt and hops but does not impress. The appearance is deep gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Surprise itís average!
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clearish golden coloured body with a light copper hue and a thin, fast-dying off-white head with a pretty ugly lace. Aroma of pale malt, light hops, alcohol and a lot of grass and perfume. Light-bodied; Soapy flavour at first with some potent grassy and pungent hops. Aftertaste has more of a balance with the hops and malt with a little sweet finish and a touch of grass at the very end too. Overall, not a good pale, with more of a grassy and perfumey note than one would typically like, but not a very bad beer - just okay. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Harris Teeter in Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, sampled in New Paltz, New York on 10-December-2011.
DialSquare (2044) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from ABC. Gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is grain, flowers and soap. Tastes are weak earthy caramel, bready and light citrus. Metallic in the light bitter fin.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/21/11. 12oz bottle. Clear amber/copper/dark orange pour with a small, clumpy khaki head thatís gone fast and barely laces. Generic, dusty old hop aroma of earth with a bit of orange peel and metal. Sweet, caramel flavors with butterscotch and definite hints of ketchup and metal. Perhaps not disgusting, but definitely dissatisfying. Blegho.
PorterPounder (4941) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Kerry Forest - 12 oz. Dark golden pour, thin, but persistent white head. Aroma has a slight spruce hint to it - not unpleasant. Flavor has a slightly tangy and bitter bent to it with some brief citrus notes, some nuttiness and some bready doughy notes. Mouthfeel is nice and clean. Much better than expected.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
This had almost no aroma - Iíve sniffed, snuffed and snorted, but I just get the impression of dusty cold water -- maybe with a little floral quality. Clear, light orange amber. OK label, twistoff longneck. Grassy, underhopped, dry. Crackery, cereal malts. Quick, slightly bitter, metallic finish. This really came off as hopped seltzer. Quite a dud. ABC Liquors, Kerry Forest Parkway.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Harris Teeterís Barrel Trolley pale ale is a classic American Pale with perhaps a little less gas behind it than competing examples. Pouring a clear golden with a frothy white head the nose shows light malt with ample fruitiness and a nit of grapefruit. Well balanced, this pale tends toward a juicy profile that quenches then fades quickly. A few more IBUís would be welcome.
Braudog (5355) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden amber with an average head. This drinks with a very even keel, with just the barest kiss of hops and an acidic finish. Itís inoffensive in almost every manner, but doesnít stand out in anyway either. (#4246, 9/10/2011)