otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: lovely orange under a billowy pithy head which fades with large patches of lace in its wake. Head lingers with a pillowy clump in the middle. Swirls enticing.
Nose: like walking into a bakery with loaves in the oven baking, loaves cooling on the counter, and fresh dough being kneaded. Lemon pith in the middle with lemon zest along the sides. Subtle dryness of straw and bread crust.
Palate: as equally bready as the nose implied with loaves of white, whole grain, and honey. Chewy and rich. Bitter rind and pith in the back before more honey-kissed fresh bread cuts through and inspires thirst. Dry grains and bread crust in the middle. Not a long finish.
Final Thoughts: a solid Pale Ale that definitely brings to mind and justifies the term “liquid bread”. Whales Tale didn’t break any Pale Ale boundaries but what it did do was brew justice to the solid standards that are already in place. Good show.
jflopsu (1197) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a lightly hazy brown-orange with tan head. A fruity malt and spice aroma. A heavy malt with some fruits, citrus hops, and grains. A sweet malt and lightly dry grain aftertaste.
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at SLL tasting and 12oz bottle. Poured a light copper, almost Amber with a thin head of light foam. Aroma was spicy with a sweet fruit note. Great carbonation helped bring out the bitterness of the hops very well and finished with a sweet caramel flavor.
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - no label taken - pours orange white head - nose/taste of malt, light hop and grain toast - medium body.
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drag vat 466. Pours medium amber with a white head. Aroma is light grains, caramel, grapefruit. Flavor is light grains, light caramel, mild grapefruit Hop. Grassy bitter in the finish.
sirzekel (59) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had with Blake in Boston. 5.6%, from Nantucket. Not bad, but probably could drink a few of them.
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kwik-lime (1692) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly lightly hopped, nicely balanced making it very sessionable for the ABV but lacking a real punch to make it interesting.
N3lson1 (969) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank at the Publik House, in Chester, NJ, from a bottle. A very bland, normal everyday pale ale...not impressed.
beer-yum (1334) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Restrained citrus aroma in a golden amber pour. A nicely balanced brew that has a different fruitbread body that seperate so it from its peers and makes for a nice change.
Seannpc (134) - - MAR 11, 2016
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very light aroma. Burnt orange color and no cloudiness. Light start - tastes like an amber almost. Mildly bitter finish
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PhillyCraft (5745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared by Joe, thanks pal. Pours murky red with small to medium white head. Fruit punch and honey mustard notes. Brutal offering that my friend pushed back to the bar keep.