tfontana (619) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Aroma is mild and of piney hops and yeasty dough. Appearance is clear gold without sparkle and 1 finger-width off-white bubbly head with fair retention and nice lacing. Taste is mild sweet fruit and mild bitter. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, pretty flat carbonation and pretty dry mildly bitter finish. Overall, a pretty average beer. Not offensive by any means but not terribly flavorful, nor noteworthy for aroma, appearance or palate.
jkwood04 (5244) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Portland brewpub. Pours transpent amber with a white head. Aroma of pale and light caramel malts, light floral notes, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Pretty bland.
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber orange color with a light foamy head. The smell is a bit a wine smell but id have to say a floral hop scent. Taste is very smooth and very well blended with a soft carbonation and very little dry aftertaste. Very good beer, highly recommended, donít pass it up.
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at GB Fish and Chips. Pleasant aroma of citrus hops and pale malts (toasted grain, cereal, bread). Similar flavor with a light body. Easy to drink.
Oldschool_Mike (309) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clear copper colour with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy hops. Taste is citrusy hops as well but lacks a bit of mouth feel. Pretty good session beer.
Brandon1989 (496) - Euless, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized fluffy white head that left some good lacing around the glass. The aroma is citrus, hoppy, slight pine, and slight sweetness. The taste is citrusy and some hops but they are quite mild. The mouthfeel is light and the drinkability is high.
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent amount of flavor and hop presence for a blond ale. Easy drinking and enjoyable.
triplehopped (64) - - MAY 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, deep, gold; small/medium white head with very little lacing. Hoppy aroma with floral/grassy notes. Taste is light, a little bitter and just a pinch sweet. Light bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Finishes fairly clean with a moderately lingering bitterness. Overall, a satisfying ale. Lacked any wow factor but a good everyday, any situation beer.
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - MAY 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4% ABV. American Pale Ale.
White soapy head. What I commonly refer to as a barmanís head.
Nose is malty. Not getting much in the way of aroma hops coming of the head.
Has a nice malty body and the palate is pleasantly stroked by bubbles and then gently scrubbed by a trace of hops. The one thing I notice most about my journey through a pint of River Ale is the volume...I catch myself thinking "Man, when is this beer going to end?"
Good for thirst-quenching and re-hydration, not so much for enjoying the fruit of a dedicated, devious son-of-a-bitch of a brewmasterís labor. Iím sorry Deschutes, we already have an award winning local laager, itís called Tiger.
LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a delicious blond ale. Aroma was nice. Very yeasty with some light malt. Pour was a nice hazy medium light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was light and refreshing but with good flavor. The light malt was perfectly balance with a mild hop bite to balance it out. Nice carbonation. Great summer sipper.