czar (5360) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours hazy very light yellow with a small slightly creamy white cap, some retention and lacing. faint bready, biscuity and crackery malts, pale cereals, light citrus and minty pine, dusty yeastiness - vanilla-esque angles, few clementines, pepper, slightly garbagy. moderate carbonation, light body - slightly watery, short grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. o-k.
Leighton (13541) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at the cabin in NH. Pours crystal clear orange-gold, lightly effervescent, with a creamy white head. Simple dry bready malts in the aroma, some lightly ripened orange. Light sweet flavor with decent balance, more dry bread, faint pine, toasty pine, leaves, orange and other citrus. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Simple and pretty well balanced to finish, with lightly toasted bread, hints of grains and hay, orange rind. Basic, easy-drinking session beer - a camping beer, if you like. Not bad.
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a thin yellow gold, just a shade darker than most macros. Smell of grass, stagnant water. Taste is decent though -- light and fizzy with a bit of a malty bite. Ideal for outdoors on a hot day.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml can. Glad to see this isn’t classed as an APA. Deep gold yellow, slight haze, decent head. Sweet nose with a hint of hops. Malt taste is not especially full but balances well with the mild hop bitterness. Creamy body. If this were an APA it falls short, but as a blonde it is decent. Reminded me of a slightly more bitter cream ale.
ClarkVV (4058) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at Deep Ellum, 2/21 and 2/22/14
At first I thought they gave me the wrong beer. An odd, rusty amber color with a small white head. Moderately hazy...
Not much in the nose, some light biscuity grains, bitter, mineral-like, almost metallic hoppiness.
The flavor was a strange mix of brown bread-like maltiness, bitter, straw/grassy hops and lots and lots of buttercream and earthy/dirty yeastiness.
My first thought was that this was not poured through the tap well enough, but I saw about 5 other people drinking the beer and it was late on Friday night so that was hard to believe. Next thought was that it was a freshly delivered, shaken up keg (still wouldnt explain the rampant diacetyl). Anyways, I wasn’t going to rate it, until, the next day, the bartender (coincidentally, my ex-girlfriend) gave me a free pint of it. While the haziness has mostly subsided, the dark brown highlights had not, nor had the diacetyl. Not sure what was going on but not good. Will try it again some time, however.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Consumed from the can. Smell is caramel malts, very slight citrus. Taste is crisp and clean, pretty much a clone of Sierra Nevada.
canary dog (685) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very crisp and clean pale ale. Low hop profile. Extremely bland and clean finish, with nothing special or remotely offensive suggested by it. Tastes like a draft beer.
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Shaws (Ellsworth, ME). Arôme: Légère odeur d’orange. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange et de citron avec une pointe de céréale. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #5254)
umich03jm (2551) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from trade with crajun. Pours a clear light orange color with a small head that quickly fades. Aroma is faint fruity and orange hops with a little malt. Taste is dry and fairly bitter. Light citrusy sweetness. Hops taste a bit old. Average pale ale.
JBPortland (1100) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz can pours clear orange gold with 3 finger sudsy head. Nose is faint citrus, orange, pretty much nothing there. Mouthfeel is thin with some maltiness. Taste is strange, I get mashed potatoes, some very subtle citrus, grain, bland. Finish is buttery, potatoes, not very bitter. I hate to say it about a homestate brewery, but this is just bad. Try the Stowaway IPA instead.