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.
Nephilium (1320) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice piney hop aroma, pours a medium amber with a slight haze, and a very thin white head. Caramel malt flavors start out, with medium body, and a sharp hop bite to finish. Very easy drinking, and a very good APA.
JBPortland (656) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours dark ruby red with 2 finger head. Nose is sweet malty fruit amd medicinal cherry. Taste is slick malty sweetness with medicinal fruit, caramel, syrup. Finiah is vegetal bitterness, sweet malt, fruit.
Roser (20) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- cloudy, amber, copper hue. Bone white head/foam, disappears pretty quick, but leaves a nice lace.
Smell- caramel, sugar, malt. The nose suggests a heavier taste is to follow, but that is not the case.
Taste- bitter right out of the gate, moved to some sour notes in the middle, then finished with more of the bitterness on the back end. Had trouble defining the favors that stood out, other than an overwhelming malt backbone with some citrus lurking.
Mouthfeel- medium, unassuming.
Overall- good/very good. Iím a big fan of this beer. Might come as a little bit of a surprise, given the less than stellar review. Itís the kind of beer I could easily see someone else snubbing completely, but thatís the beauty of adhering to the bottom line: itís a good beer if it tastes good to you. Drink it if you can, as itís a local offering here in the DC/VA/MD metro area.
MarkSachon (555) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can at Marti and Ildeís wedding in Maryland. Lots of nice fresh ingredients make this one of the better APAís. Crisp and not too dry. Just the right amount of hops. Great wedding too.
ScottWallace82 (64) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can into a glass. Pours a deep gold with a white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Light mouthfeel. Interesting, almost cheese-like maltiness. Not their best beer, but not terrible.
mpontikis (35) - Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent beer. A little in the piney side but not bad. To me its more middle of the road then high
jesperhammer (2836) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10-MAY-2014, draft @DC Brau.
Very hazy orange with lasting off-white head.
Citric hops with some pine and a good dose of caramel malt.
Very fine pale ale. Easy drinking and refreshing.
MarkoR (491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kramerbooks, in Washington, DC. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine. Taste is citrus, pine, caramel. Good stuff.
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Light amber/copper color with a fluffy offwhite head. Resinous pine dominates the nose on this guy. Taste is pine forward with a solid caramel undertone that doesnt outshine the pine. Very quaffable.
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Whole Foods PM. Dark straw pour with off-white head. Nose is pale malt, piney hops, mild fruit. Tastes hoppy, juicy, with some fruity and floral finishing flavors.