Darkmagus82 (860) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-31-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a half finger white head. The head fades fast to give light lacing and a spotty foam on the top of the brew.
Smell – The aroma is bready with some sweeter tropical fruit aromas of tangerine and mango as well as some peach smell. Overall it is bready and sweet. Quite nice.
Taste – The taste begins very differently then would have been anticipated from the nose. While there is plenty of fruit aromas in the nose there are almost none in the tongue and in fact after the initial taste, which contains a light sweetness, the brew is rather dry. It begins with strong flavors of a bready nature. Soon some lighter hop flavors come to the tongue. These are largely of an earthy nature, but also contain some flavors of a herbal nature as well. These hop flavors grow stronger and more bitter as the taste advances to the end, leaving a rather dry and bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The beer is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is just above average, with both being rather nice for the drier and bitter flavors of the brew.
Overall – A fairly decent APA. The nose deceived me quite a bit however as I was expecting (and kind of hoping for as the nose smelled quite nice) something with a bit more sweetness. It was a little bit unbalanced with its bitter hop and bready taste without much sweet. Even with this said, it was alright and rather easy drinking beer.
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bronzed hue, still and shiny, thin head. Slightly musty aroma, with malt as the predominate component. Drinks pretty much middle of the road all the way ... light metallic, malty edge up front, with just a light citric/woody component. (#5569, 7/4/2014)
Machinari_Diem (58) - - JUN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is malty with a hop background
Flavor is slightly sweet, malty, biscuity and crisp with citrus hop flavor. More malty than bitter.
CzarMike (30) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Session beer. Lighter than IPA. Malty start and nice finish. Good drinking beer.
---all in good suds.
callmemickey (2652) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale amber body, thin off-white head, sparse lacing. Malt forward body--showing light biscuit and grain, a touch of floral and citric hops. Medium bodied, light sweetness, moderate carbonation. Simple. Ok.
anthony850 (248) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice ale a little malty with a hop kick
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
FROM NOTES: August 27, ’12.
From a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint.
A: Not very complex, pale malts are about all I’m getting from this.
A: Pours a nice dark copper color with a decent head that fades slowly to good lacing.
T: The flavor is simple with faint sweetness and some dry earthy bitterness.
P: Light body, high carbonation.
O: Not a bad APA by any means but there’s nothing particularly interesting about it.
DCLawyer (1411) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->shaker. Cloudy copper with small white head. Faint malt and citrus, slightly bittersweet. Thin.
Chudwick (2072) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle - pours pale gold with white head and thin lacing. Nose is grassy. Sip adds floral notes and light breadiness. mildly bitter. medium body with a light citrus aftertaste. Not good for the style.
jrodooo5 (987) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a pale? There are hops in this beer? Aroma is sweet malt. Pour is cloudy copper w/ a thin white head & some ok lacing. Thin is the theme here - especially in the taste. Tremendously watered d