ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazed, deep copper body with a couple inches of faintly yellowed suds. Little smattering of lace.
Smell: Biscuit tops, slight honeyish, toffee vibe but no promising sweet-scented accents to it. Mild citrus, spice, and woodsy hop notes.
Taste: Mild-toned biscuits with a thin veneer of honey and little incorporated sweetness. Bitter orange peel, slight spiciness, and a faint woodsiness to it. Moderate bitterness. Slight citric quality alongside the bitterness in the light finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Acceptable, fair, so-so -- all adjectives you don’t want coming from a five dollar pale ale.
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours light copper with a foamy near-white head. Aroma of floral over mild caramel. Med body. Flavor is refreshing floral, light caramel, and something lightly herby. It’s a good beer, but a tad expensive. Finishes mildly bitter.
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured deep copper color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with great lacing. Moderate smooth complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced bittersweet flavor with a smooth bittersweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Slightly hazy copper pour with just some wandering foam for a head. Very juicy and very dry. Red plums. Elephant ear mushrooms. Caramel sweetness in the middle but a big floral hop bite to finish. Full and crisp for a nondescript Pale Ale. Hopped up quite a bit. Very nicely blended.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks Kimi!). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is brutal grass and floral notes. Flavour is grassy, bready, quite dry earthyness. Too hoppy for an APA, too little alcohol for IPA. Yet a very good beer for hopheads (which I am not, sadly).
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short tan head. Aroma is floral hops, tea leaves light toffee and citrus notes. Taste is citrus and floral hops, tea, faint pine, toffee notes and sweet malt. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more floral hops, toffee, citrus notes, light pine, tea and light spicy hops.
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 330ml (Bierkompass, no BB)
Clear amber color, small steady off-white head. Aroma of hops, tropical fruits, metal and wet doggie. Light-bodied. Sharp bitterness, fruity hoppyness, waterish palate. Long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste with hints of metal. Quite brewdoggish brew.
flip_soeperman (540) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cereal, floral, citrus, dough, amber, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, lively. Very crisp clean nice beer.
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 1 Aug 2012) Pale amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of citrus, toast and grainy malt. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, grainy malt, peaches and a generous spicy bitterness in a dry finish. Medium body, quite dry. Refreshing and tasty. Nice one.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. This is well filtered darker golden with a nice beige head. Some lacing. This beer is all about citrus hops. They are big for the style and are bitter. Caramel builds as the beer warms but never equals the hops. A hint of cinnamon. A quality pale ale.