smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color. Moderate head that settles to a thin layer of fine bubbles. Leaves some slippery, spotty lace.
Smells like a well-balanced pilsner; lots of caramel and a touch of hop bitterness.
Far more bitter than the smell would indicate--it dominates the buttery dry malt flavor. The aftertaste is bitter without any of the subtleties of the finer hop varieties. For the style, this has a rich body with an expected level of carbonation. Overall, a very pleasant APA.
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity citric hops, a little bit of that dirty citric hop action, with some pale malts and mild bitterness. Not bad.
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Salem location. Pour is clear orange with a small tan head and sticky lacing. Bready, grainy, doughy, slightly grassy, and goopy aroma. Taste is grassy, bready, light lemons, some weed, and doughy notes with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Run of the mill pale.
Leighton (13955) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can in Salisbury. Pours mostly clear gold with a frothy, off-white head. The nose holds musty grains, lemon, some citrus rind. Light sweet flavor with prominent citrusy tartness, some wood, berries, earthy hops; seems like this beer is infected. Light in body with average to lively carbonation. Finishes with some lemony tartness, mild grass and wood, some berries, damp earth. Quite interesting, though certainly not anywhere near as intended.
Kavu (2908) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl. oz. on tap @ Boston Beer Works, Canal St. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is fruity malts with a hoppy finish. Quite ordinary APA, nothing wrong with it.
slowrunner77 (7088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"i’m gonna have to do some research and find out what hop is the ass hop, or maybe there’s something else going on. slight aroma and flavor of bitter ass. not as prominent as, say, the Jospeh James pale ale, which was wretched and smelled like a fart, but this ain’t a good beer either. some pleasant bitterness really the only decent thing going for it. average at best, but really, that’s even a stretch."
rjplumer (664) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque burnt amber color. Faint citrus aroma on top of a malt. Mildly bitter with a sweet undertone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cybercat (4029) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber with a thin eggshell head. Crisp aroma is malty with a woody hoppy undertone. Malty flavor is a tad sweet, with a hoppy note to balance. Smooth texture is pleasing, if average. A good one to drink whilst watching the Red Sox play.
puboflyons (2538) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Murky orange pour with a really short-lived white fizzy head and then nothing. Melted butter or vegetable oil on the nose, which overtakes any pale malt, yeast, or hop character that was fighting its way out from behind. Light to medium body. Toasted bread in the taste with a somewhat more potent hop character than I get on the nose. For what its worth it tastes better than it smells.
ryanscourt (908) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer had at beer works in boston airport. Beer enjoyable but average as a whole with no standouts. Food was ok, good for the airport the though. Tasting notes as follows:
Hub light: clear, acidic, corn, short lasting
boston garden golden: light, bready
Patriot pilsner: warm, flat, sweet, light hop finish
Fenway American Pale Ale: funky hop flavor, bitter start and finish
Back Bay IPA: pleasant aroma and hop taste, simple, dry finish
boston common: minimal aroma, minimal taste, flat,
Beantown Brown: nutty nose, sweet candy taste, newcastle-like
Buckeye oat atout: watery, light chocolate flavor
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, orange golden pour, mild to medium bitterness, malty backbone. caramel, orange notes. mild bitterness. medium mouthfeel. decent