jake65 (2534) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Copper/amber color with a small beige head. Decent retention and a little bit of sheet lacing. Aroma is ripe with citrus and florals; just a little bready and caramel malt to balance. The hops are more prevalent in the flavor than a lot of the APAs Iíve had lately... really refreshing. Citrus, floral, and resin. Malt is there, but in the background. Good stuff.
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can purchased at Total Wine springfield, VA July 2013
Pours deep orange hue with a small fizzy white head and no lacing. nose of earthy hops, lite pine, some medicinal notes, floral hops and some toasted and caramel malt tones, Very well balanced nose. Flavors of lite herbal hops, lite pine, toasted bread, biscuty malt tones, with some lite mango notes. A very well balanced pale ale here. Again, i think this sample maybe a bit old however, it has held up pretty well. i will update this rating if i get another fresh sample. Short finish with not much bitterness-lingering toasted notes with lite grapefruity hops. Palate is soft and very sessionable. Solid APA.
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Kramerbooks in Washington DC, on tap , pours a rusty orange amber color with a small head. Nose is a beautiful deep pleasant citrus. Taste is full of citrus and pine, and very drinkable. Finish is sweet and ends on the same tasting notes. Great lacing. Quaff Score 8 / 10
MadRobin (1698) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, medium-dark amber copper with a small khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of bready malt, light fruit, grapefruit, pine and caramel.
Taste of caramel, grapefruit, pine, light fruit and bread.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
OK, this is what a pale ale should taste like. It has a great balance between hops and malt, decent complexity and plenty of flavor and aroma without striving to be an IPA. Overall, it makes for very pleasant and relaxed drinking.
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Mittenator (1092) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Argonaut. Copper with an off white head. Light hops and malt. Weird woody taste.
BelgianBeerGal (3016) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Norfolk can. Orange color pour with a surprising amount of suspended sediment. Sweet citrus and pine hop aromas. Fruity hops at first and then some mellow bitterness in the flavor. Fine.
jde123 (761) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better examples of an american pale ale. This beer is widely available on tap & in can in my area, and I always find myself going back to it.
callmemickey (2266) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-amber body, medium white head, spotty lacing. Perfumey citrus, pine and resin. Moderate bitterness, medium bodied, appropriately carbed, solid finish.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy copper color. Thereís a nice three finger pale yellow head here, however it doesnít retain itself that well. Lacing, on the other hand, is good.
S: Pretty typical of the style: grapefruit, pine resin, and floral notes come from the hops, while there are touches of biscuity malt. Key word being ítouchesí - this isnít over-malted, thankfully.
T: This one is pretty floral in terms of hoppiness. Only a touch of citrusy character comes through near the back end, along side a minor surge of caramel maltiness. Iíd reckon the general bitterness is moderate; thereís just enough malt here to balance out any annoying harshness without coming off excessively sugary.
M: The feel has a decent crispness to it, but is perhaps a touch too astringent finishing. Still, I canít complain about its drinkability or carbonation levels.
O: A well made, easy drinking pale, just one that isnít particularly remarkable or exciting. To be fair, though, floral, piny pale ales donít really excite me in the first place. Worth a try.
TheBeerGod (5047) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Amber pour with a short, tan head. Aroma is flora hops, soft caramel and light citrus. Taste is citrus fruit, floral hops, toasted malt and caramel. Body is medium and slight chewy with a moderate, dense carbonation. Finishes with more floral hops, a touch of earthy hops, abundant citrus, chewy caramel and soft malt notes.