jbeahler (46) - USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle fresh from the brewery. Pours a pretty straw color, completely clear. Puffy 4 finger off white head with an excellent retention. Leaves a sticky lacing down my snifter. Aromas of fresh citrusy and piney hops, straw and pale malts. Taste us similar, juicy west coast hops and crisp golden malts. Citurs rind, earthy barley, and fresh water. It’s like I can actually taste the Chesapeake bay in this ale. Great hoppy pale ale, I am glad I tried it.
ChadPolenz (1652) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale
AROMA: Piney, floral and green tea-like hop character. Some light maltiness, though not especially sweet. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Golden hue; near crystal clarity. Some Co2 visible. Small, white, foam; plenty of lacing. 3/3
FLAVOR: Lightly bitter and malty up front. Clean blonde/amber malt but no real specialty malt flavors. Hops impart a consistent spicy/grassy flavor throughout. Moderate bitter bite at the apex with a lingering dank bitterness. Solid, but not amazing. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; carbonation seems a little low for the style. Not refreshing, though it is smooth. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Interesting pale ale that combines German and American ingredients and flavors. I like it. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 36/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
Doofgoblin (478) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a typical pale...not bad and not great. I was hoping for a bit more coming from DB...i guess this is geared toward the mainstream beer drinker with just a little extra malt and hop flavor... meh...
bytemesis (6448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, drank from the can; no appearance notes. Aroma and taste are pine, metallic, light sweet and light bitter. Ungood.
altonbrownd (5414) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Old Line at BBQ. Nice golden body with medium head. Nose is floral, peachy, malty. Taste is hops and bitterness but also lots of other hoppy flavours, Bitter in the finish.
tia (1664) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tapap @ RVC. Dark golden with thin white head. Smells wheat and a little sharp. Lightly hoppy.
rondphoto (3843) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ Devil’s Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear light copper amber color, off-white head, full curtain of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that hits pretty hard on the 26 IBUs on the swallow, with the hops maintaining control the rest of the way. A light brew by nature, but has solid flavor all the way through.
hershiser2 (1903) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pleasant. Lightly floral, pine and citrus hop flavors.
hfmejias (1260) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured clear, golden with a nice white head; spotty lacing. Aroma of malts and some pine. Taste is clean, pale malts, some hoppy notes. Crisp, refreshing and really enjoyable.
Luvystypotables (1559) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Underwhelming beer a hint of hops and citrus on the nose, looks good amber color with a lasting white well laced head. Watery feel without much taste just a hint of hops, no lasting finish.
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. This is a golden yellow brew that has a nice hop aroma. It has a small white head and is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation