JStax (2571) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at the Deschutes Tasting. Pours a lighter copper color with a fluffy white head of foam. The aroma is just light, grassy hops with a crackery, bready malt influence. Taste is lightly bitter throughout. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Very easy drinking beer.
sfontain (763) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. New to Ohio. Amber pour, heavy lacing, white head. Aroma is much grainier than the Deschutes Red Chair I finished just before this; wood, brown sugar. Has that bready, flat bitter hop aftertaste where they used a very bitter hop but not too much of it; flavor is a little lacking in complexity. Medium-thin body. Not an offensive beer but Red Chair kills Mirror Pond.
tmongoose (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours golden orange color with creamy egg shell head that dissipates quickly. Leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is a medium base of malt and some sweet floral hops. Flavor is mild and a bit watery. Medi malt and not so much on the hops. Decent beer, mild flavor yet drinkable.
Henhald (26) - - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Skøn velafstemt Pale ale. Tilpas bitter tilpas sød, med klare noder af karamel.
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Fukito (718) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange color with some golden hues and a medium, creamy white head. Pungent resinous aroma, bittersweet flavor with some caramel notes. Medium palate. Nice but a littlbe bit too sticky and heavy.
DrSilverworm (4766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Best by 5/24/14. Awesome biscuity bready malt character is the first thing I notice. Good light toast to it, very light caramel malt. Nice moderate piney hop. Very nice longer finish. Clear slightly burnt orange color, with a nice thin film of white head. Leaves respectable lace. Good bigger bitter taste, minimal sweetness. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Very satisfying, tasty pale ale. Love the malt profile on this.
b3shine (4238) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent gold with thin off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; a nicely balanced hop profile with a mildly sweet pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
fsbw21086 (325) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This taste is right on. Perfectly balanced very drinkable and super tasty!
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hockeybeerguy (578) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 10/18/13.
The appearance has a golden orange colored body with a one and a half finger white foamy head, ringy foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass, spider webs a bit.
The smell is floral yet bready, some caramel comes through.
The taste is pretty the same as the smell, bready yet somewhat floral aftertaste, and has no finish.
The palate is about light to medium, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is pretty smooth for the style and is pretty good to me.
Overall, it is a nice flavorful and satisfying APA that has a good drinkability worthy to consume with its respected food. I’d have this one again.
ChuckHardslab (1) - - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very solid and balanced pale ale. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a reasonably clear orangey amber color and a 2 finger off white head. It leaves lots of sticky lacing down the glass. A nice caramel and citrus hop smell with a taste that follows. There’s enough northwester hops to balance the caramel and slightly bready malts. A nice clean finish. A very good APA.