Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was my most dissappointing beer of this Sampler Pack. Maybe I drank a bad bottle but this doesn’t rate high for me. Rather bland and too bready for my palate. Disappointing.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF 2015, in the tasting glass was amber .White head. Nose of citrus on caramel malts. Medium body. Flavor is odd.
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad pale ale. Some light citrus hops, lingering grassy aroma and a caramel malt base.
kevinator (1544) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was faint but hoppy, which one would expect from a dry-hopped beer. Nice color and clarity. Medium weight with a crisp and clean finish. Mild pale malt background with a mild hop flavor.
snoworsummer (3735) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear bright amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like caramel, corn, doughy malt, and dry grapefruit hops. Light/medium body and medium carbonation. Smells like caramel, corn, a hint of vinegar, and some doughy malt.
rdixon77 (1695) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden Amber colored. Soft malt and hop aroma. Fairly bitter and dry body. Standard.
kathouse (1371) - Nevada, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good looking beer. Medium red with a decent froth. Some citrus hop and light caramel. Unfortunately, no hop flavor. Body was medium with plenty of malt, but only some bitterness left behind. Not my favorite.
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A regular pale ale. Decently hopped upfront. Sweet body, smooth mouthfeel, crisp finish.
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear dark golden color with a creamy white head. Sweet citrus nose. Mouthfeel is a bit powdery. Ample bitterness. The malt character is not adequate. And there is a stale flavor that underlies the other characteristics.
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great pale ale. Coppery color, thin fizzy head. Light nose. Decent mounthfeel. A bit of malts and decent hopping.
drjay44 (3087) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 01/2014. Pours a medium, ivory, well retained hed, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body....nose is light pine, resin, citrus peel from the hops, light toasted malts with toast, biscuit tones, very light hints of toffee/caramel, minimal esters from the yeast....taste is light toffee/caramel sweetness with cereal tones. leading to a lightly floral, pine, resin, citrus peel moderate bitterness, minimal esters.....mouth feel, body is light of medium, clean light acid finish, low carbonation, with a clean smooth finish. This is a nicely balanced example of the style. It is a bit light on malt and hop complexity and could use more in both backbones. Would suggest adding more Cascade for the dry hopping, and a bit of crystal/caramel malt to up malt complexity and body. BJCP 7/3/15/4/6.