ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
annunz123 (947) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, flowery aroma. Malty, caramel flavor with a little fruit and pine. Dry, smooth finish. First thing Iíve tried from this brewery, and itís a good one.
mjmoen (281) - - MAY 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
B. Pours a clear copper color with white head. Just a little too watery and a little too bitter
60minuteman (1268) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pale and crisp, plenty of hop and just the right bitterness. An added sweet and smooth texture caps this as a fine pale ale.
NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid ale. Pours and copper amber color. Off white head. Amber caramel aroma and similar flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
MaBeer1972 (1710) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Six pack of cans from Yellow Front. A murky medium amber. Thin off-white head. Earthy-floral aromas and flavors. Sharp sweetness in the middle. Light bitter finish.
drsordr (2182) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Churchkey pour copper with moderate ecru head. Taste mild bitter up front, dank hop, with moderate grainy malt. Sweeter malt mid palate, some peach.
SanfordBrewer (1462) - 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 (8778) - 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 (2339) - 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 (2595) - 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.