keepersj12 (2945) - 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 (213) - 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 (3270) - 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 (389) - - 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 (2452) - 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 (4074) - 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.
odinstyr (611) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden orange with no head. Smells of citrus faintly - little aroma. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - spruce hops, bit of citrus, mild malt backing.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, room 212, UWS. Brilliant orange gold with a fine and persistent white lid. Aroma of orange Smarties, mandarin jelly and juniper. Fresh and crisp with peppery juniper and slightly warming orange liqueur notes. Bitter finish with balancing husk and oily nut hints. Feels a little stronger than its paltry ABV. Pleasant post-run/ hangover refreshment.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[5186-20130405] 12floz bottle. Orange peel and heavy malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter leafy buttery hops flavour has a grainy citrus base. Medium body. Seems a little old but bottle is not. (6/3/7/3/12) 3.1
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Maro Bros. I think. Bottle is three weeks at this point. Aroma is a nice dark pine but also a good malt presence. Pours deep amber with a nice frothy sticky IPA head. Taste is initially pine resin but quickly fades to a warm blanket of malt. Unfortunately the combination of tastes ends up tasting like lemon dish soap. Seems well executed, I just didn’t like the way this one came together in the mouth.