crazyvin (1799) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice clear copper body with a thin white head. Head seemed to have good retention and some mild lace. Aroma had a big caramel malt presence upfront with some brown sugar notes. There was a slight spice note to it. Some floral hops in the back. Overall aroma was sweet, but with just the right amount of sweetness. Flavor had big malts as well mostly caramel but the brown sugar element was a little more prevalent. Some floral hops to balance it out and there was that spice element from the aroma almost like nutmeg. Finish was smooth and light. A good beer that was a little more malt based than hops.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Scent is malt, straw and a whiff of caramel. Taste is malts, tea and earthy.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark copper with a thin white head that falls to a ring. Bland aroma with light caramel notes, and a faint graininess. Taste is faint sweet caramel malts, breadiness, andlight hops. mouthfeel is thin and watery. Very bland.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured okay, a sort of glowing honey-orange with a white foam cap. Smelled okay, with some sugary notes and a little malt. Tasted...okay, but all the while I had it in my head that this was some kind of marzen/alt/amber/something...then I saw the claim of pale ale and if that’s the style we’re going for here, I have to dock the overall execution. Nearly no hop bitterness, flavor, or aroma.
48FanInCali (612) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pale ale my ass. This tastes like a lager. If you like Budweiser you may enjoy this. Otherwise nothing to report here.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m getting a nice balance beer with great malt and hops but also a touch of nuts and maple syrup flavor. highly carbonating, tasty.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Small Gathering @my place-12oz bottle-thanks Justin-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is medium malt, barn. Taste is medium malt, barn, secondary earthy hops.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at John’s tasting. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of apple, pear, sweet malt and pale malt. Soft carbonation. Juicy. Light bodied. Odd.
BlackWarrior (202) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pots copper/amber with an inch off-white head. Slightly fruity nose, with some pine notes - a little dough. Light to medium body, good carbonation. Thin w/ some hops in the finish. Nothing extraordinary, but a decent beer with a burger.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with hoppy hints.