willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20110322 12oz bottle from State Line. Dark golden color with small, fleeting white head. Aroma is doughy, mildly floral, herby yeast, slight rawhide hints, ginger. Body is medium-light with ample carbonation, sturdy malt but only slightly sweet, thinning and brisk finish with lingering earthy bitterness. Overall enjoyable, understated, solid beer from a reliable brewery. I wonder why it’s listed as specialty grain and not just amber or american pale?
glennmastrange (2581) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Light aromas of caramel and grain for the malt, light pine for the hops, fruity notes like melon in the background. Head is average size, creamy white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery and has a lively carbonation. Not sure what the Specialty Grain is, but I like it. Not bold in any respects, but the fruitiness and easy drinking quality of this beer makes it an excellent warm weather beer.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Nice bitter malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is pretty average for a pale ale with a decent balance of hops and malt. The appearance is light amber with a foamy head that fades to nothing. The taste is like the aroma with a hoppy finish. The palate is smooth. Overall its a very good beer but nothing spectacular.
TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is sweet malt, grains and caramel. Taste is also sweet malt, grains and caramel. Touch of earthiness as well and light spicy hops. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation. Ends with more spicy hops, caramel, grains and sweet malt.
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at WOB (Carrollwood, FL). Pours a clear copper color with a foamed head. Mild aroma of sweet malt and grain. Flavor is pretty unexciting. Easy to drink so may go well on a hot day after yard work, but any other time I’d probably pass.
Leighton (17447) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a soft, white head. Mostly malt aroma with some bready caramel. Sweet flavor with more caramel, plus some rye, grain and citrus hop notes. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes sweet, with hints of fruit and spice, and some herbal bitterness. Nothing too wrong here.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very nice, smooth and crisp spring ale. Tasted light and refreshing with a hint of different malts.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a nice white head. Smooth malt aroma. Light caramel notes. Nice, smooth taste. Kind of crisp. Some malty presence, as well as some caramel and hops.
jkwood04 (5190) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Not much flavor or scent to this beer. Sort of bitter, very light. Not recommended.