jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich copper coloured body with a nice three centimetre tall tan head that fades fast and leaves a relatively nice lace. Aroma of biscuits, earth, nutty malt and quite a bit of herbal and grassy hop notes - nice and balanced. Medium-bodied; Assertive grapefruit hops up front with a deep malt backbone that is nuanced with some yeast and caster sugar. Aftertaste shows a lot of biscuits, some english or german hop subtleties and a bit of light sugars from toffee that permeate through the end. Overall, a good and relatively smooth pale - showing some signs of English, but more of an APA. Good, but not great nor excellent - still a good beer on a train or somewhere that cans are good for. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in New York, New York (Bowery location) on 01-November-2013 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington in honour of the tragic train derailment in the Bronx earlier today on 01-December-2013.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz tallboy can given to me by Ed5388, since there is no more OTD I will refrain in describing where Ed had the can "hidden" during it’s transport over.After a thorough wwashing of the can it poured into my Cigar City snifter a mostly clear sunburnt orange with a small to average sized quicker fading foamy light beige head. Aroma is definitely malt driven with lots of grains and crusts, caramel sweetness, light chocolate and just a tiny touch of citrus rind. Medium bodied with tight bubbly carbonation and a lingering flavor tingle that seems more carbonation driven than hop driven. Flavor starts off nice with noticeable caramel sweetness but that fades and dry bread crusts and citrus rind take over. I guess this is ok but nothing special like their Black Pale Ale.
Ed5388 (1224) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can via 4 pack from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a finger and a half of fluffy off white head. Aroma of old citrus, black pepper, and lots of caramel malt. Taste mimics the nose. Very malty, lots of caramel, old citrus, a little earthy, and a peppery finish.
boxofrane (1670) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the keg room. Pours Amber with a large white head. The aroma has a bit of a rye note, florals, very light pine. The taste is light bitter, a toasted maltiness, a bit more like an amber ale.
TBone (11160) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Bronx AleHouse, Bronx
Clear deep ruby color, good beige head. Bready, pale malty, citrusy hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Citrus hoppy, resiny and nice bitterness backed with some sweetish pale maltyness.
Handypaul (94) - - NOV 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can. Pours clear amber with a thin white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel, grass. Thin texture, average carbonation, lightly bitter, malt forward fading to hops with tastes of caramel and a brief finish. Nothing to write home about.
HoppityHop (163) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow, a couple of guys from the Bronx replicated Brooklyn Lager and made it a pale ale. If you like Brooklyn Lager you will like this. Tasty, but nothing creative or original.
mkgrenwel (498) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour. Thick, pretty creamy off-white head. Lasting nicely. Piney hops and crystal malt in the nose. Creamy mouthfeel dominates at first, partially resulting from a nice pour. Moves to a rich maltiness of caramel and biscuit. It feels like everything is delayed in this. The malt doesn’t shop up until the finish, and the hop bitterness doesn’t come until long after. There’s a definite sourness in the finish that is a bit unpleasant. It blends with the hop bitterness and really sits there. I wish that pine in the aroma was more present in the flavor. Instead it just goes from creamy and bland to a bit of malt, right into sour. OK for guzzling out of the can, but not great to sit and savor.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of Eric and company at ChurchKey, thank you gentlemen! Clear deep amber color, white edge head. Aroma of fresh pine, grass, hay, honey. Taste starts malty, but nice balance.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Received this in a recent BIF. Served in a Half Acre snifter.
A: Pours a solid amber color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.
S: Sticky sweet malts. Some dried oat flavors with an earthy hop character. A little dirty and "green".
T: A lot of earthy hops. Dirty and veggie like with some sweet oat malts. There is an odd metallic finish with some stale malts.
M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Earthy and metallic finish.
O: Didn’t enjoy this one particular much. The stale malt and metallic-like character in the finish really was off-putting. Wasn’t that drinkable.
Serving type: can