Darwenus (883) - Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear but dark golden color with lots of foamy head. The aroma is a buttery, warm malt covered with some floral hop notes. The flavor is a smooth, mellow malt with a mildly hop finish. Nothing really distinct from other American pale ales, but among the tasty ones for sure.
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours a darker orange amber. Aroma is sweet caramel, toasty malts and attractive American hops. Deliciously balanced, clean, and lightly bitter. A standard setting beer.
mintzmeet (444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great pale ale. Very drinkable. Strong flavor for a pale ale. Hoppy. Light citrusy taste.
bigcat03 (263) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 Bottle poured into a shaker glass. Copper orange color with a billowing tan head that leaves nice lacing. Lots of caramel malt in the aroma along with some lemon and pine. Taste is lemon pepper, grapefruit, a touch of pine, grass, and floral hops. Aftertaste is much the same with some added malt that lingers with the lemon. Medium body and carbonation compliment everything else that’s going on. This might be my new favorite summer beer and it’s certainly a welcome break from some of the obscenely hopped IPAs out right now. Not what I would call an APA but tasty regardless of the label.
abcfan (916) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really good. Pours orange/yellow with an off white head. Aroma is mostly sweet malt. Creamy mouthfeel light citrus notes in the finish.
Banksiz (94) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bready, minerally nose with a touch of citrus and then a touch of ripe banana ester as it warms up. Pleasant bitterness, mid-malty body, no harshness or overbittering, but no noble hop finesse. A very drinkable pale ale at a moderate 5% ABV.
ciocanelu (1302) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with off-white head. Aroma is on the malty side with some bread crust notes and a touch of caramel. Taste is really balanced. Starts with citrus fruits and continues with caramel malts, overall quite floral. A light bitterness on the finish, lingering in the aftertaste too. Medium to light body, smooth feeling but also well carbonated. Overall it’s a nice pale ale but not very aromatic.
eaglebones (104) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper color with short white head. Sweet, floral and malty aroma. Sweet, fruity flavor with hints of citrus. Medium body and carb with crisp finish. Decent pale ale.
Claves77 (239) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild pale smell. Great caramel color. Even taste, good palate. Solid offering but not that exciting.
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 28, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, medium amber beer, decent white head, good lace. Aroma malt. Hint of citrus. Taste is malt, hint of hops, some spruce. Palate is rich, carbonation subdued.