jsmerig (1101) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber color with minimal off white head. Aroma is malty for a pale. Taste proves to be more of the same. Rich malt backbone with a generous amount of hops but since the malt is so robust it merely is a slight interruption. I personally like this balance even though it might not meet the standard definition of a pale.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the brewpub. Now here’s a beer. From the cask it took several minutes to settle into a transparent orange with a very thick, creamy white head. The cask my beer was poured from had been dry hopped with Amarillo pellets. As a result a wonderful nose was detectable from 3 feet away. Floral, honey, citrus, white grape, malt, yeast, lemon candy. Flavor was a little weaker than I would have liked, sweet, light bitterness, bread, honey, lemon. Very creamy in the mouth, but not major lasting bitterness. A session beer done right.
Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitter and dry, which is what I like in an ale. It had such a dry finish, in fact, that I was surprised that it’s ABV isn’t particularly high.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Huge foamy head, the type that flows up out of the glass but is so densely foamy it doesn’t spill over the sides at all, dark cloudy copper after a carbonated pour. The hop scent hits first then the caramel, molasses/malty aroma. The taste is bitter hay hop upfront quickly fading to a doughy malty fizzler. I have to say, the brewer’s description was pretty accurate. I’m used to inflated run downs, bit this one is on the money. A solid English pale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy by rsully
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at brewpub. Golden pour. Aroma of vanilla and bread. Flavor was malty at first followed by pine cones. Not that I have eaten pine cones before, but you get it. Bitter, sticky finish.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a nice piney hop aroma. Flavor followed the nose with a nice dose of bitter hop.Finished off with a hop bitterness bite.
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden brown with a white head that fades quickly and leaves only a trace of lace. Nose and taste are of balanced malts, a touch of grain and subdued English hops. Worth trying if your in the Burgh. The brewery is definitely worth stopping into as it is a completely different experience.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours a slight copper color with lacey head. Piney hop aroma dominates the nose. Taste is very caramelly with a tinge of hoppiness. Finishes with a slight linger on the tongue. Really good offering.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear yellow with white head, aroma has notes of some slight hay, grass, corn and some slight funky sour wheat. A bit weird, but the taste is what got to me a bit, a weird mix between sour grain and grass bitterness with a touch of bread in there. Interesting, not sure if this was intentional but it seemed a bit off...
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden from tap with a thin white head. A bit of floralness on the nose. Nice grapefruit on the tongue with a hint of bitterness. Clean finisher. Not bad.