ContemplateBeer (1143) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of caramel, orange, light floral hops. Appearance is slightly murky caramel body with bone head. Flavor matches the nose with a long, dry finish. Palate is medium, chewy and very soft. Well done here, though I might classify it as an APA.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent golden orange colored body. The mild aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild caramel hops and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Block (1039) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty nice pale ale. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet with some hop presence. Flavor is balanced with a slight bitter finish.
shrubber85 (5985) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Orange malt and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange and light citrus peel hops flavor. Light but nice.
Brigadier (2240) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
Moving on again this time I shifted my focus towards the hoppier end of the spectrum. This transitional pale ale was soothing and a good move towards the more aggressive beers. Despite the ABV it is worth sampling if you are in the area.
Aroma / Appearance - A coppery semi-transparent body shimmers with life like a rich red sunset. Pine resin, lemons, and orange floor polish nip at the senses with a floral touch.
Flavor / Palate - Honey, caramel, and bitter Twix chew at the back of the throat. A trace dryness follows after the initial warmth. Easy drinking and gentle this is the sort of beer you could drink all afternoon while watching sports. Bloomington’s reputation seems to be growing with every beer I try.
gws57 (1257) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on draught at Scotty’s Brewhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Clear, bubbly dark reddish-brough pour, nice grapefruity citrusy nose, cloying, a bit resiny, but ultimately a nice, standard easy drinking pale.
JCB (3811) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at FARM, B’ton. Old school south central Indy micro here, likely the very first. Back in the day, this was the joint. And pre-Upland these beers were pretty great, with this one being especially enjoyable on cask. But with the benefit of many years of beerage, it’s really just a moderately hopped, decently balanced pale that is notable for its strong malt profile and pleasantly dry finish. 7%, really?
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lennies / Bloomington Brewing Co on 14 March 2010. Hazy amber. Good hop presence throughout. Quite floral and aromatic, with more citrus on the palate. Distinct bitterness. Stronger than the average pale ale but this didn’t translate into excessive booziness. Seemed more APA than EPA to me.
patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Mad Anthony Oktobeerfest - Pours very cloudy light orange with a small off-white head. There’s a mild malt aroma with some light citrus hops. The flavor includes a decent hops bite with citrus and earthy tones and a lingering bitterness in the finish. Okay pale.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold with a white head, nice lacing. Mild floral hop and pale malty aromas. Medium body. Decent flavors of pale bready malts with a nice floral hop twang to finish. Not too bad.