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. There’s a nice three finger pale yellow head here, however it doesn’t 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 ’touches’ - this isn’t 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. I’d reckon the general bitterness is moderate; there’s 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 can’t complain about its drinkability or carbonation levels.
O: A well made, easy drinking pale, just one that isn’t particularly remarkable or exciting. To be fair, though, floral, piny pale ales don’t really excite me in the first place. Worth a try.
AWISLguy (1333) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Drake - thanks Dan for the throw-in, hitting a DC brew for me! Pours orangey amber with an off-white head leaving spongy lace. Aroma has citrus, caramel and pine, with some woodiness. Orange juice, light pineapple, a huge caramel malty back-end and some earth/wood bring the flavor. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes more sweet than bitter. Solid, tasty, pale. 13.9
Maxbier (319) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper color with white head. Pleasant pine aroma. Nice balanced caramel malt and citrus pine hoppyness. This is a great pale.
SirLimpsalot (2250) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A@ SBWF 2014: rätt fräsch, tydlig humle, fin bitterhet men lite för enkel.
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TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at SBWF2014.
Hazy amber color, small white head. Pale malty, leafy aroma. Light-bodied. A bit sweet front: fruits and some candy. Pale malty. Short piney nose. Balanced.
olsvammel (3285) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste. Refreshing and hoppy summer beer.
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned at SBWF. Hazy pale amber, small head. Dry with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Laid back with bready malt and grapefruity hops. Mid bitter finish. well made.
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. A bit hazy copper with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, grapefruit, orange and hay. Quite refreshing. A descent one.
Daytonbeer (650) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful pour. Amber with off-white head and tons of lacing. Moderate to heavy carbonation. Aroma is light...grain and floral hops. Taste is very well balance and smooth with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Good easy drinking brew.
EithCubes (5003) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Nose is very woody, dry with light citrus, caramel. Pours amber-orange with red highlights throughout, avg carb and a lacing, rocky beige head. Watery light body with caramel, lots of soapy / cleansing hops, low resin and bitterness, juicy citrus, plenty of earth and dull (decomposing) pine [actually, spruce does seem to be more on the money somehow], some spice. There’s some depressing sag in the caramel and woody/earthy hop character, but clean and easily-downed. Just wouldn’t want a second.
Chuckaduck (651) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. 9/16/14. Pours hazy amber with a fluffy, dense off-white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, grass, spruce, juicy, slightly sweet, caramel; crisp and hoppy (as advertised!). Taste is a lot bigger than expected, huge up front flavor explosion; citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit, spruce, pine, hint of dry pineapple, bitter caramel, some roastiness; finish is long and bitter, grapefruit rind and a hint of roast malt. Nice lacing throughout. Full bodied and chewy mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Incredibly well-crafted.