PorterPounder (5712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tampa, Fl. - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium golden, very light bubbly white head clinging to the edge of the glass. Aroma is slightly funky with some light pale malt accents, just a touch of pear-like fruitiness. Flavor is pleasant, but uneventful. Pick up some light grassiness, a touch of grain, some very brief citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. Does in a pinch.
tlind2 (1161) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, thin white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Mellow, malty flavor with floral notes. Medium body, medium carbonation. How is this an american pale ale? Meh.
radarsock (1003) - Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle supplied by Airfocehops - many thanks! To oversized, snifter, it pours an effervescent straw orange with which a trim white-ringed head half a finger in length stood. Aromas of diacetyl, DME, rice crackers, white peppercorn, and noble hops. Tastes the same with the addition wheat, unripe orange, and sweat. Hops were musky, skunky, and bizarre; was like drinking bottled body odor. Kind of like an infected wit.
AirForceHops (3526) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy straw color, not much head. Aroma is sweet bread and weak dead hops. No date on the bottle. Flavor is weak hop in the finish that is spicy. Body is light and borderline watery. Dry pithy texture over the tongue. Drinkable with out any real problems.
WillRunForBeer (862) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by AirForceHops, thanks Chris. Pours orange copper with a white head. Aroma is caramel, mildly dank. Taste is earthy, bready, with grassy bitter in the finish.
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow-orange body with a pint-sized, white head. Near nil lacing.
Smell: Malty notes of biscuit and toffee co-mingling with hoppy hints of lemon, orange and spice.
Taste: Biscuity malt, a hint of toasted grain and a reasonably light sweetness. Spicy, citrusy hops with a light (but ample) bitterness and a thin measure of grassiness. Crisp, clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Runs light and crisp. This one’s leaning towards simple refreshment as opposed to a pale ale bursting with flavor and complexities, so many heading to this Chi-Town will end at the last stop in Snoozeville.
jonnyguns (1078) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from the signature lounge overlooking the Chicago skyline. Fucking terrible pale. Very beery after taste. Not ideal.
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arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought cardboard, old hops, some caramel, toffee, touch of floral notes, definitely old. Taste is a mix of cardboard, grass, bread, some floral notes, sweet caramel, finishing sweet. Eh.
bkurtz (866) - PERU - OCT 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, pale yellow with a small, quickly dissipating head. Aromas of lemon and bread. Taste is mainly malts with a slight bitterness and a good finish. Not a typical APA, but a decent summer beer.
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Location: Bottle at the Signature Lounge, 7/6/14
Aroma: The nose is dull, some light citrus notes, malt hints, and some off notes
Appearance: It pours a clear orange, it is fine looking I guess, with a decent off-white head
Flavor: The flavor has the components of the nose, but is a little worse, buttery, some malts, not good
Palate: The body is light-medium, the mouthfeel is mediocre, and it has an off finish
This is not a good beer. Even as I’m scoring it here, I feel like I am scoring it too high. The signature lounge kind of sucks, so it makes sense the only "craft" beer they server sucks too. Avoid this place. Avoid this beer, and...avoid this beer
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Sweet musty fruit aroma. Clear gold with a large white head. Sweet bland malt and bitter quinine flavor. Thin body. Just not good.