Nsanders (708) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Orange with a sticky white head. Banana bread, fruity hops, and juicy fruit gum. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with a dry finish. Body is medium with a foamy feel.
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a clear orange color with a medium white head. The aroma blends piney, citrus, and resin hops with a subtle toasted maltiness; the taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet, and the aftertaste has a citrusy (grapefruit) flavor. The palate fuses a soft carbonation with a bite, medium-light body, and an initially slick texture that turns sticky with the carbonation’s bite.
Bulk_Carrier (2678) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best by date of 12/29/14 stamped in the bottom left side of the bottle.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy to transparent amber color with a nice one finger white to off white foamy head that gets nice and rocky as it dissipated.
The smell had a sweet deep caramel malts up front reminiscent of an English Pale Ale without the soapiness normally associated with English Pales. Light citrus hops try to balance but mainly stay in the background.
The taste followed the nose to a sweet touch coming across in a sweet sticky caramel flavor. There’s a light sweet caramel aftertaste and a sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Moderate sticky sweet caramel balances across the tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Pale Ale that would be great with fish n’ chips but I can’t really see it as an American Pale Ale. I’d still have it again.
hop__head (24) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel color, earthy, citrus, light malted cereal taste. Palate smooth, finish a little watery. Very nice for this style!
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Sturdy bronze color. Firm pillow top. Good flourish of earthy but fruity hops. Solid underbelly. (#5860, 11/16/2014)
badpuppy69 (288) - orange, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber light Brown with soapy soft head. Aroma is citrucy some light caramel malt. Taste follows the aroma with a light barnyard funk to the hop bill. Wet medium mouth feel. That makes you want to slam it.
arkurzynski (1771) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber orange. Nose of soapy citrus, citrus rind, and mild fruit/caramel. Flavor is bitter citrus, pine, and mild mango with light malt backing. Hop finish is dry, bitter, and slightly watery. Decent.
jmohno (1238) - Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty near its best by date, toffee, pine a bit of citrus. Typcial signature Deschutes maltiness, and a character I don’t like of theirs much. Decent, but I would know a Deschutes beer in a blind taste due to its signature malty taste. Glad I didn’t pay an overpriced sixer for this, will try if fresher someday maybe sixer worthy then.
gkeh (307) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color, frothy white head. Aroma is sweet malts and grassy hops. Taste is the same, surprisingly very sweet! Great brew, not surprising from Deschutes.
TXBadger (1889) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darker amber color with white head. Light citrus, floral notes, and just a hint of pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice caramel malt note that lets you know it’s a pale ale and not and IPA.