mabel (7015) - 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 (1984) - 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.
Homer321 (2211) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle via trade. Nose of biscuity malt kinda like dog food. Reminds me of fat tire. A light hop nose that isn’t much more than grassy. Taste is similar. Definitely seems to lean toward the specialty, Vienna, Munich type of malt taste. A little dusty. Hops seem to be a secondary and minor focus in the flavor. Only slightly bitter and just a bland grassy flavor.
DrewFace (912) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a slightly dark orange color. nose is earthy, malty, dark caramel like character, almost a stale note. Not much hop character to this, malty, mild astringency. Not a fan.
drowland (6287) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/6/14. Come on, Noles! 12oz bottle thanks to JBvatkeens! Dark lightly hazed orange pour with a nice khaki head that fades. Nice aroma, though not exactly what I was expecting. Nice floral hop aroma, but doesn’t seem old, seems to meld well with a touch of citrus and nice light caramel and pale malts. Nice flavor, not overtly hoppy or bitter, bit a nice crushable balance of hops and malt. I wasn’t really expecting to love this one, but I dig it!
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, caramel color with a finger if whitish head. Decent aroma of subtle citrus, a little pine, herbal and biscuit notes. Taste is similar to the nose, but the hops are more subtle on the tongue and I get a lot more of the biscuit and malty characteristics. Pretty good pale ale, easy drinking and refreshing.
DYCSoccer17 (3383) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 ounce sample on tap at New York SportsGrill in JFK Airport. The aroma is a bit spicy and metallic with light citrus character. Not much else happening in the nose of this. Transparent copper body with a very small, bubbly off-white head. Good lacing. Starts with some cracker-like malt flavors. Becomes a little musty with some light herbal hop flavors in the middle. Finishes dry with mild hop bitterness. Not so great. Could be an old keg.
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from a random airport bar at JFK - rather happy to see a Captain Lawrence on draft actually. Pale orange, OK head. Aroma is grapefruit citrus and pine. Flavor is largely piney hops, a touch rough, with a balancing malt backbone. Sort of a standard, bit more aggressively hopped, pale ale. Not quite my favorite hop profile, but a well made brew.
pras (496) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really enjoyed this one. Bottle from Prospect Heights Beer Distributors. Poured amber with a medium head. Aroma was citrus hops. Flavor was more of the same, very fresh, and in balance with the malt backbone.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale, foggy orange in color with a thin, white head, it looks a little like urine with an infection. The nose is sweet and hoppy, with moderate caramel and balanced grain. Great nose! In the mouth it’s thin and very wet, with a bright, almost citrusy flavor. Thin, bright, and highly sessionable. Nice.