ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a reddish copper color with top notch clarity for the style. This features one of the best heads Iíve ever seen on a pale ale - three fingers high, with an offwhite shade. The retention level and fluffy texture is quite excellent, and so is the lacing left behind on the glass.
S: Tons of bready, caramel malts, grapefruit, and floral notes on the aroma. This one really reeks of Centennial hops, even though this seems to be primarily a Cascade-hopped ale.
T: Itís a rather typical pale ale, with citrusy, lemongrass hop flavors backing up a clean malt undercurrent. The malts also seem to develop a nutty, earthy tone after a while, balanced by the hops. No extreme flavors here, just a simple, easy to drink pale ale.
M: Very clean and dry on the finish and aftertaste. Has that crisp, refreshing texture that would make it great on a hot day, only with a body that could stand to be less flabby.
O: It is what it is - a well crafted, basic pale ale in a can. Really, itís just another SNPA clone, but that just means SNPA is such a great beer to ape. Damnit, I need to buy more canned craft beers ASAP!
jake65 (2450) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, courtesy of nimbleprop. Golden pour with two fingers of creamy off-white head. Really nice aroma, albeit a bit mild. Fresh citrus, light herbals, floral, and caramel. Sort a soft and wet mouthfeel, flavors of light florals and herbal hops. Citrus seems to have fallen off. Bready malt base and a mild spicy hop finish. I feel like there is a bit more going on here than Iím really picking upÖ maybe Iím reading more into this than I should. Enjoyable. I could see this being a local staple.
JBill42 (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this beer. Tons of hop flavor without being overwhelming. This is the quintessential Virginia Pale Ale.
jsmerig (1043) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden yellow. Aroma is citrus orange. Taste has a light base turning dry and citrusy bitter quickly. Finishes crisp
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sledutah (3650) - Utah, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to obguthr
Pours clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is caramel, herbal, bready and piney. Flavors of caramel, bready, pine with bitter grapefruit in the finish
A nice solid pale ale.
Maverick34 (1912) - New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned from gct. Strong hops aromatic. Strong grapefruits. Creamy notes. Decent but not the very top tier of IPA.
weihenweizen (1390) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear light amber with small white head. Aroma is light herbal hops, medium carbonation, medium/light body, and little lacing. Taste is herbal hops balanced with some caramel malt. Not for me.
malrubius (1515) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh can from Save On. Bright copper with lasting head and nice lace. Citrus aroma with some bready yeast and a hint of crackery malt. Nice bready malts with subdued fruit and medium assertive flavorful piney and citrus hops. Medium-light body and effervescent. Excellent.
Nejhleader (1150) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clean crisp brew. Has a nice subtle, spice hop taste. Slightly dry mild hop aftertaste.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap Bier Baron) pale orange with white head. Aroma of light tropical fruit. Flavor is light caramel malt and tropical fruit/citrus.
bytemesis (2173) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours crystal clear orange, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma is caramel and pine. Flavor same. Light sweet, medium bitter. Pretty basic APA/IPA. Would have turned some heads a decade ago, but doesnt stand out now.