Kinz (3251) - 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 (420) - 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 (1497) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, earthy, pine, and herbal hops with apple esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Grainy Malts, Earthy, Biscuits, Mildly Floral
T: Grainy Malts, Biscuits, Earthy Floral Hops
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, decent for a grainy malty pale ale with some bittering character and a cascade hop finish.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, melon, mango, and pineapple. Flavor of citrus, grass, caramel, dried apricot, and earthiness with a dry, bitter finish.
SamP01 (539) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden amber a large off white slowly fading head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, caramel malt with some grass and grain notes. Taste same as aroma with mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel, some grass and grain notes, fruity with floral citrus hops, has slightly tangy citrus aftertaste on the end. Overall a pretty solid brew for the style.
Pyrmir (3191) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma fresh and grassy, newly cut lawn, faint caramel. Taste is light, fresh, grassy, malt with a grass long finish
TylerGreenDC (265) - - SEP 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at Half King. Thin-to-no aroma. Thin hop flavor ends with some tartness. Not much going on here.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of BlackIPA. Thanks! Pours a hazy orange appearance with a white head. Chewy yeasty, a touch fruity, grassy, light cardboard aroma. Somewhat oxidized, papery, chewy bland malty, herbal flavor. Probably a bit too old.