ThisWangsChung (638) - 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.
DrSilverworm (4100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can, thanks to somebody for sharing after the Jackie-O’s 8th Anniversary. Probably Travlr. Very last beer of the night for me. It took some effort to rate this. Hazy orange amber color. Thin, half-inch off-white head. Good rows and dots of lace. Smooth, soft, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good, biscuity malt, lightly grapefruity, citrusy hop aroma. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, lightly dry, sweet finish. Interesting pale ale. Lightly spicy hop aroma. Good above average hoppy spicy earthy aroma. Good pale ale.
njnut (53) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice amber, darker than I thought it would be. Huge head, long lasting. slightly cloudy. Some lace.Nice citrus aroma. Hoppy citrus flavor with a citrus finish. A bit of bitter on the finish. Mouth feel is creamy. I still have trouble buying cans but this could change that. Enjoyable.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Hazy gold with a slight, off-white head. Tangerines and pine with some biscuity malts, before a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
harrymel (855) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazed red copper ale with an etched surface of lighter cream foam. Smells of english tea, some caramel malts, some resiny hops and a hint of grapefruit. Flavor is malts, some pekoe, some wood and fruity english yeast. Medium bodied with a low on moderate carb and a wet finish. Quaffable, but not special for me.
Armadill0 (159) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Aroma has strong hops, pine and citrus.
Taste has bitter piny hops and grapefruit.
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can, first DC beer. average APA. light fruitiness, caramel maltiness. Mild bitterness, lighter flavor. OK
Luvystypotables (221) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great citrus nose, small head, slightly bitter citrus. Palate is a bit watery and disappointing.
merc7186 (1498) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing
S: Grainy, Bready, Mild Resin
T: Malty, Bready, Resin
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Semi Drying
Overall, a decent Pale ale that focuses more towards the bitter with the combination of malts and hops.
SamP01 (480) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Pours a dark hazy amber with a medium off white head, with very good lacing through out. Aroma of citrus and pine hops upfront with a good dose of caramel malt and yeast, which slowly intensify as it warms up. Taste is sweet caramel malt, yeast with a good dose of citrus pine hops, some distant notes of grapefruit, orange peel flavor as well. Palate is a medium body, smooth with a slightly sticky mouth feel, good carbonation. Finishes same as taste with some lingering caramel malt and hops bitterness. Overall this is a very good tasty and full flavored brew, very nice.
mzaar (1230) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska. Dimmigt bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Dofter av tropiska frukter och karamell. Grape, citron, karamell och tallbarr i smaken. Något torr munkänsla. En helt okey APA med stor beska.