Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In a can at Craig’s. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nicely bitter.
corby112 (2722) - 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.
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at churchkey. Clear amber with frothy white head. Caramel and old pine tree. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Average carbonation. Overall: shrug. A fine beer to drink, not hate, and forget.
GiddyBoy (120) - USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff. Strong aroma. No head. Very bitter but mild aftertaste. Ice cold on draft
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kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a a slightly hazy copper body with a nice frothy off-white head that had decent retention. The nose is just lightly citrusy hops with a heavier than desired malt sweetness. The flavor is much the same way, there’s a decent hoppiness to this, but they’re pretty well drowned out by the heavier malt base. I like my APA’s a bit on the drier and mre attenuated side. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, this one just doesn’t do it for me.
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fonefan 110415. Deep golden/Amber colour with an off-white head. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, hay, citrus, grass, flower. Medium body. OK beer.
rejtable (1932) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can. Pours clear amber lots of head and some lacing. Nose is juicy, earthy. Flavours of tea, syrup, cheerios, peach, citrus. Medium bitter, light sweet with lively carbonation. fully sticky body.
ThreeCats (707) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat hazy copper with an off-white head. Aroma floral and grassy with a crystal/oxidation note, not pronounced, but there. Taste bitter, floral, some subdued orange marmalade notes. A few years ago this would have been called an ipa, and I think that frame of mind was still prevalent when this was brewed. Not crisp enough for a pale ale, not quite hoppy enough for an ipa, this is a tweener... Not bad, but a little unsure of where it wants to be
BreWedge (421) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Tortilla Coast Washington DC. Pours a clear light Amber with a medium white head. Aromas are pine resin primarily with some tropical fruit. Tastes are similar but a little more balanced. Medium body, creamy with a long resin finish. Pleasant.
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OnTheTrail (177) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden clear, lacy head. Aroma is lightly fruity, spicy. Taste citrus, some pine, some malt. A very middle of the road beer.
gregwilsonstl (1569) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber. Amber. Spruce and pine. Loaded with hoppy goodness. Thanks Erin for helping me cross off DC.....one state to go.......gotta find CT!.