Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in the Outer Banks, NC. Yellow orange pour with a one finger head. Aroma pine, malts, and light citrus. Taste is malty for a pale ale with a well balanced, almost dry bitter finish. Notes of pine and citrus. Bitterness lingers. A good Pale ale.
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. golden orange with one finger head. mild caramel malt base with big hop bitterness. pretty average.
TylerGreenDC (761) - - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015 On tap. Marmalade aroma. Wonderful dark orange color. Tart choppiness dominates - booming, bitter tangerine - and gives way to an oaky maltiness. Refreshing, old school. Even with the bittermess, abundantly quaffable. (Initial rating: 8/24/13, updated 9/11/15)
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Light amber pour with a small khaki head. Nice but light aroma, citrus, tropical fruits, pine, and a small but nice malt balance. Really nice flavor... digging this one. Nice bitterness balanced well with bready malts, lots of hop character, citrus, pine, fruity, and more. Nice!
BrettTaylor (735) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. Aromas of caramel, sweetness, subtle spiciness, and hop bitterness. Very smooth and a long finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Rating #174. Orange amber color with a light beige head. Mild bitterness with a caramel sweetness. Mild pine hop bite, more caramel sweetness, decent stuff. (2873)
ROGUE (2156) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Pours a clear amber color with a one finger dense foamy head that that leaves some lacing. Aroma is grainy and grassy, with a hint of citrus. Taste has malt flavors of biscuit and bread that are well balanced with pine, grassy and grapefruit hops. A nice piney bitterness lingers through the finish. Medium bodied and somewhat creamy with moderate carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 2012. One of the better VA pale ales I’ve found. Nice bitter finish from this one. Amber color, malt, citrus, fruity aromas.
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bizou, C’ville. The pour’s amber with a small head. The nose is toast, orange peel. A bit of fresh-cut grass. Slightly herbal. Not a massive, expressive nose. A bit faded. The taste is caramel-dipped orange peel. Toasted brown bread. Caramel malt. Mildly bitter on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, probably not the freshest bottle out there. I’ll have to revisit.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 Draft at Geer Street Garden. Well balanced and decently malty but not overly sweet pale ale.