jbruner (3184) - 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 (662) - 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 (1255) - 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 (2985) - 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 (217) - 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 (3322) - 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 (2464) - 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 (4528) - 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 (643) - 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.