PorterPounder (5935) - 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.
jeffbigD (98) - - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice taste of grains with medium carbonation. Flavorful hops with sweet undertones.
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Light amber in color with almost no head on it. Nose of earthy hops, grain and light skunk. Notes of caramel malts, some citrus, grass, floral hops and light zest. Muddled flavors overall. Specifically, the hop flavors seem a bit stale in this one.
Cybercat (3773) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear golden yellow with frothy white head - typical, but appealing. Malty aroma has a hoppy hint. Malty and slightly hoppy flavor is average, but still this is a drinkable brew. Mouthfeel is about average. Though nothing to write home about, as the old saw goes, a decent brew that would be good with a meal or at a party.
miyauchi38 (541) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
chinchill (2631) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Small but durable head over a pale amber body. Loads of visible carbonation accurately signals a rather high carbonation level.
Aroma: plenty of hops with citrus and floral tones.
Flavor: Appropriately hoppy and biller for style. Mildly bitter aftertaste.
Feel: crisp and tingly carbonation in a rather light body that is a tad watery.
tlind2 (1236) - 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 (1098) - Massachusetts, 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 (4045) - 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 (1137) - 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 (4482) - 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.