DrSilverworm (9103) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Country Fresh. Bottled 12/04/12. $1.89. Mostly clear amber color. Hazy with the large amount of chunky sediment. Thin, but kind of bubbly off-white head. Little lace. Medium body. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Very dry texture. More pronounced malt profile, caramel malt. Some musty earthy spicy hop. More bitter taste. Light sweet. Kind of spicy (from the hops) overall. Not a very smooth or well integrated pale ale.. Hoppy, yeah, but it’s just a big spicy hop.
Scopey (10030) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours clear amber with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is earth, wood, varnish, faint orange and Irn Bru, The taste is earth, wood, light resin, spice, moderate bitterness, touch of citrus and metal with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. The flavour is quite muted. So-so.
MalcolmTucker (877) - SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pine and malt aroma. Flavour is resin and pine hops with a considerable amount of caramel malt. The malt was more prominent than I was expecting but it is nicely balanced with the hops.
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 Keg at Jake’s Place. Second rating of this beer. Hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Light carbonation. Average carbonation. Great lacing. Big caramel aroma with pine and light notes of orange. Flavour of maple syrup, caramel and lightly roasted malt. Orange and grapefruit hints. Medium body with a very oily, creamy texture. Average carbonation. After reading the blurb on the bottle, I expected this to be much hoppier than it is. It’s still a tasty beer, but I think the malt flavours are slightly more prominent than the hop flavours.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Has a slightly flabby scent, not at all citrus in nature, a little dull. In the mouth soft, sweet fruit predominates with a vegetal hint to the proceedings. Has a light bitterness to the close. Drinkable but not great.
Jonb5 (458) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at the Rake. Served in a small goblet. Amber colour, hazy, decent sized head, good lacing. Aroma was off fruit and malt. Tasted malt and cranberry, corky finish. Less hoppy than expected. Smooth, thick texture, low carbonation. Overall passable but more malt forward than expected from an APA.
sfontain (850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods. Lovely pour; brownish-red, hazy with discrete yeast particles; rocky tan head; heavy lacing. Aroma very strong pine, medium citrus and caramel, light toast. So far so good, but it falls apart in the flavor; bitter bitter hop and sharp, a little astringent, not nearly enough malt for balance. Thin body.
zimbo (810) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dull. Bit of a burn. Lacks definition & structure. Sort of unforgettable. I’’ve had better. Hmmm.
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft sweet fruits .. soft toffee .. peach fruits ... bitter metalic malts ... bitter bitter hop ... not me
onkelgobber (159) - Edinburgh, - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours orange amber with a nice white head. The nose hass orange and pine and some malt sweetness. The taste has malt and some ginger sweetness. The body is medium bodyand a nice refreshing finish. A very nice American Ale.