jsnicholas (456) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SYNEK Bag: ($24 128oz). This was my fist SYNEK fill. Reddish with off white head. Very malty with some roasty flavors. Medium body, light carbonation (may be me getting used to SYNEK system). Somewhat bitter end. Slightly metallic.
KyotoLefty (8499) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Fujiyama. Nose is caramel and pine, rather bland. Deep red, cloudy, with lace. Caramel and pine flavor, grass. Not much happening here.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3801) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Totem pale ale Black Raven
On tap at Fujiyama’s 1st anniversary event. A deep reddish orange pour with an off-white head. The aroma is spicy & fruity. Lovely zesty body very light & refreshing. The taste is spicy, lightly bready fruit. Light & easy drinking stuff. Good.
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Medium beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, bread/caramel. Light-medium body, light resin.
andrewje41 (2079) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at the brewery. Pours an oily copper color with a lasting head. Grassy hops aroma. Flavor is pretty grassy as well, with some bitter hop finish. Pretty standard pale, but tasty overall. I’ll take this over a lot of competition.
ACHops (1092) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Stout. Pours dark golden with thin white head. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel malt and light crisp earthy hops. Taste is clean medium caramel malt, earthy and mildly oaky on the finish. Hops are present and citrusy, but quite light. Quite flavorful for a pale.
jredmond (6939) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a light body with white head and lacing. Aroma is malt, grain, bitter skunky hop and light fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of malt, caramel, spice, wheat, hop and grass.
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mukilteo Lodge
Hazy amber color with compact head. The hopping is quite fruity (aroma), the malt flavor is lean, the final is bitter, with some resins and not enough fruits. Tastes old.
Nice but simple.
Hanuta06 (422) - Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: from tap at Humble Pie.
Aroma: light pine hop.
Appearance: no head with fully diminishing longevity. Clear, medium-amber body.
Taste: moderately bitter, light grapefruit and nut initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: medium-to-full bodied with watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: pretty good.
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange with a touch of brown. A little heavy on the malts with moderate bitterness. Hops seem to be a variety of earthy, herbal, and citrus based. Finish is also bitter losing the hop balance in the end.