rmussman (1587) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really crisp and refreshing brew. Drinks smooth, very creamy texture to it. Malts are very nice. Pours great, awesome aftertaste.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant malty aroma with some orange citrus and lightly spicy hop notes. Opaque golden body is topped by a decent white head that recedes quite rapidly to a thin but lasting cover. Flavour follows the nose. It’s pretty simple, and straight forward with moderate bitterness. Creamy texture and decent effervescence make for a very nice mouthfeel but overall this is a pretty middle of the road, quaffable pint. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in July 2010.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow pour with a fluffy light tan head and lots of bubbles. Aroma and flavor favor the malt. Slightly nutty with a bit of molasses. Moderately sweet with a bitter hop finish.
glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of roasted, pine for the hops and a hint of pepper in the background. Head is average size, creamy/frothy off-white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic and bitter, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, between dry and watery and has a lively carbonation and a dry finish. This is a solid American Pale Ale. There is is nothing I would call great about it, but I would defintely choose this over others of the style.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22 oz. bottle from Tully’s) Pours hazy yellow-light amber with a tall, lumpy off-white head. Strong citrus-pine aroma with some caramel underneath. Mouthfeel smooth, lightly prickly. Big, droopy, foamy lacing. Flavor of quite pungent pine and grapefruit rind, quite hop forward with some sweet floweriness. Some light caramel emerges underneath. Bitter and biting, borderline harsh. A very hoppy APA.
DuffMan (5795) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought at the brewery a few months back. Hazy, orange-tinted gold with a medium frothy white head leaving a few rings of lace. Aroma is a somewhat muted, a little citrusy, a little herbal and grassy. Lighter malts, a little biscuity, with leafy hop bitterness pushing forward, notes of herbal pine and light citrus in the finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured gold with a nice lasting white head and lace. aroma was a blast of citrus and some pine. flavor was pine, citrus, and grass. body was medium with medium carbonation.
ben4321 (3354) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 7/20/10
Aroma: The nose is citrus - lemony, grains, yeast, earth, and maybe a bit of wheat
Appearance: It pours a hazy golden-orange color with a fluffy and lacy white head
Flavor: Taste has some spice, yeast/malts, light medium sweet, finishes dry
Palate: The body is fairly light, with a metallic mouthfeel, and an abruptly dry close
This beer is alright overall, but I can’t get past that metallic, rather abrupt, aftertaste. I wouldn’t run out for this one again. The drinkability is negatively impacted by the mouthfeel.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a dark yellow color with a large white head. Aroma was light bitter hops and some toasted malts. Flavor was a bit bland, but nicely balanced between malt and hops. Nothing bad here, just nothing stands out at all.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 7/16/2010. This American Pale Ale pours a slightly hazy orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, caramel and grapefruity hops. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of caramel. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Nice lively carbonation. Lots of grapefruity hops throughout this beer. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.