crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear caramel color body with a white head that had good retention and nice lace. Initial aroma was sweet mostly from caramel malts, but there was a generic sweetness to it. Hops were slightly bitter. Seemed to have good aspects but lacked an individual character. Flavor was similar to the aroma. However there was more bitterness. Finish was slightly dry and smooth.
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Foxbush (1503) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle The ale poured a light amber with an off white head and mild lacing. Nice APA with balanced bitterness and malt flavors. The aroma was mild floral hops with some pale malts. The ale had a medium body with average to soft carbonation. The finis was clean with some lingering hop bitterness. This was one of my twele beers for the month.
Darkmagus82 (2027) - - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy amber color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heavy of a caramel and bready smell. Mixed with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a citrus and pine hop smell as well.
Taste – The taste begins just as one may anticipate from the nose with a rather strong showing of a caramel and a bready flavor. Upfront these are the dominant flavors, with these two tastes later being joined by some other tasted of a light earthy and pine nature. With a little bit of sweeter citrus as well as some lighter herbal hop flavors that comes to the tongue at the very end, one is left with a rather malty and sweet, very lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the malty and rich flavors of the brew the feel is rather appropriate with them helping to accentuate the lighter hop tastes nicely all while upholding the sweet malty flavors well.
Overall – For a pale ale it is a little on the sweeter and more malty side with not quite enough hop for my taste. It certainly is not off in flavor by any means, but I was expecting a pale ale, and to me this seems much more like an amber ale. It is very tasty, but not really a great example of the style.
hayduke (3775) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a 12 oz bottle courtesy of Jack Nash. Pours gold with white head. Nose of floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is light malts, floral hops and the finish is earthy. Decent.
eggraid101 (55) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good unassuming pale ale. I'd be happy to drink this again in the future
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ajnepple (3564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bent River Rock Island. Amber and clear appearance with an off-white head. Sort of a malty pale ale with notes of caramel and toffee, balanced by earthy hops. Finishes lightly dry.
RedSox2004 (1449) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy golden amber, one-finger rocky off-white head and ok lacing. Bready malt, grassy hops that just don’t mesh. Light to medium body, lotsa carbonation, clean finish.
floydslip (260) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber beer with a thin late-forming off white head. Light nose of bread, a bit of caramel, and something a bit flowery, although overall there’s little in terms of aroma. Flavor is stronger with a caramel malt base overlaid with some light fruity hops. The beer is quite dry, but underneath it all are some odd flavors of soap and perfume--not unpleasant, but a bit off putting. Kind of unusual, but strangely drinkable.
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Orange-melon malt and orange peel/quinine aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Slightly sweet light orange malt and moderately bitter lemon peel/quinine flavor. This beer is endorsed by Fred Garvin: Male Prostitute.
Patrickctenchi (4965) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours hazy, amber, with a creamy, off-white head.
Light caramel and melon scent.
Slightly tangy citrus, melon taste.
Sharp caramel malt, a little bready and stale....
Not great...a very odd mix of tastes.
Onslow (1273) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle, BOM selection. Nice looking darker copper brew, slightly cloudy and luminous. Aroma of light citrus, melon, earth and caramel. Taste is modest sweet malt at the start, crisp fruit / melon emerging in the middle with a wavering citrus crispness arriving late in the swallow. Ends a little sweet yet. Nice palate, very pleasant and enjoyable