gripweed57 (876) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Tawny amber orange color. Small white head. Sweet caramel malt nose. Toasted malt flavor balanced by complex citrus hops. Slightly bitter and spicy with notes of toasted nuts and subtle pine. Deliciously balanced.
jbruner (2807) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with thin lacy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is resinous pine hops with a clean caramel malt backbone. Hops have fallen off on the taste, but I bet it was nice when truly fresh. Every beer I have had from this brewery is solid.
SG111 (401) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy light golden color. Looks awesome. Small head. No lacing. Aroma is sweet with mild hop character. Before I take a sip, I get a feeling this is well balanced. Taste confirms that with a beautiful balance for my taste. I’m not a hop head so this works for me. Malty and sweet up front and then hoppy aftertaste but again, it’s balanced. Great pale ale.
sherm1016 (1202) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Plan B West Hartford. Pours a clear, light amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, some citrus, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, some pine hops, some light citrus, with a clean, piney, bitter finish. A nice APA.
keepersj12 (2839) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Victory Lane in Berlin NJ. Pours a clear light amber with a thin head. Nice aroma of citrus and pine with a bit of fruit. The flavor is crisp and clean, nice balance between sweet and bitter. The finish is dry and refreshing.
beerbomb (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
my impression of this is an old school IPA-ish APA - tastes like most average IPAs/hopped up beer did before the recent hop boom -- aroma is roasty, with a little caramel, and some musty/earthy hops ---
taste is predominantly earthy/bitter hops with some pine/mushroom dimension and slight citrus rind balanced by burnt toast and graininess with a bit of caramel....palate is dry and bitter - as far as comparison to modern ’west coast’ style APAs - I don’t see any - no funky dankness, big citrus, or tropical flavors - this is old school earthy/bitterness that’s just kinda one dimensional compared to whats found in this category these days...
smith4498 (3209) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with pineypower. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Grainy and floral aroma with some pine. Similar flavors.. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Dean.
DrinkinWell (326) - - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours an amber gold with decent off-white head and lacing. Hoppy aromas reminiscent of an IPA, but the taste is clearly a pale ale: light hops, pine, grass notes. Pretty decent ale.
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent sized light beige head of fine bubbles. Nice caramel malts in the aroma with some light citrusy hops, dried grains and a bit of sweet sausage. Color is dark orange. Mild maltiness with a moderate hops presence. Lots of pine sap and herbal flavors along with some bitter tea. Slightly chalky and dry palate at the finish. A pretty good pale ale.
PhillyCraft (3692) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
growler, clearish copper, with virtually no head or lace. Aromas and flavor are grains, light hops, malt. Not much going on flavor wise.