SanfordBrewer (1478) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit heavy on crystal and/or amber malts, but good balance and drinkability overall. A fairly classic take on the american original.
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is earthy malt and pine. Medium mouth, citrus, grass, light finish, good.
OldMrCrow (2380) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Airport bar at Reagan National
Quite a dark copper pour for a pale ale, decent hopping but well short of IPA territory, easy to drink but heavy on the caramel malt.
Niko100 (2652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of malt/biscuit, floral hops, & citrus/fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, dank pine hops, caramel, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Pretty decent.
guzzler67 (1654) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed, reddish amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Aroma of resinous hops and caramel malts. Taste focuses on citrus, more so than in the aroma, but remains nicely balanced by a rich malt backbone. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leading to an average length finish.
tomer (2877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks, small stable creamy head, fruity flowery aroma with some lemon in the back,lemon flavor with some flowers and a medium herbal bitterness. Simple but really nice.
rayaron (1343) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks guys. Hazy copper with huge frothy off-white head. Soapy aroma with notes of lemon, flowers and grassy hops. Very bitter flavor with grassy hops, citrus, some flowers, dry, lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied. Fun to drink.
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks ThreeCats for this can! Cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops, slightly stale and soapy. Flavor has sweetish malt, a bit of caramel, and nice fruity hops, slightly stale. Medium-bodied.
Homer321 (4176) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can from a trade. Immediately gushed all over me. Dammit. Didn’t get much atoms other than foam in my nose. Taste was all butter aspirin and metallic. Gross and made me clean up the spill.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with burnt orange edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Not very " pale" but the head on this beer has great retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Resinous, earthy aroma with subtle spice and grassy, earthy hop character countered by sweet malt notes. Malt sweetness is strong than expected in the nose with lots of caramel, toffee, biscuit and hazelnut. This takes away from the hops a bit but there’s still a somewhat dank and oily hop presence.
Fuller bodied than expected with a crisp, dry and bitter hop presence up front that lingers over a sweet malt backbone into a sticky dry finish. Slightly floral but more dank and resinous with spicy grass, earthy pine needle and spruce tip flavor. This is countered by a sweet malt backbone with lots of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, bread and biscuit. Usually I don’t prefer this much of a malt presence in a pale ale/hoppy beer, but it works here creating nice balance. Overall, not a great beer but flavorful, well balanced and very easy to drink.