ClarkVV (3902) - 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 (680) - 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 (6177) - 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 (2326) - 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 (1004) - 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.
solidfunk (4722) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong honey smell. Malt and hoppy mouth with a little more honey, or maybe it’s just my imagination. Pours cloudy blonde with good head and lacing. Tap at Novare Res.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Medium white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, some lemon, bread. Taste is medium sweet, pine, bread, light orange. Light-medium body, some effervescence, easy drinking.
Ed5388 (2366) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours a clear pale golden color with a finger of foamy white head. Aroma of grain and citrus. Taste is similar, light citrus hop bitterness, grain, and grass.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can around my sisters pool. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft hops on the nose, a touch of sweet malt, hints of pineapple. Malty and sweet, a touch papery, a little bit of hoppy character, but not a lot going on. Gentle grainy sweet bitterness into the finish. Decent for around the pool, but nothing that comes across as really memorable.