GJF (1196) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is really nice grass and malt--can smell it from far away. Flavor on this one’s all about grass and straw with a medium dry bitter finish. A good Maryland beer.
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Light amber color with a white head. Pine and citrus aromas with well rounded hoppy flavors. Smooth finish and a nice balance
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Philly Airport Marriott. Hazy gold pour, looks kind of like a "mid-craft" brew like Sam’s summer or something like that. Modest floral notes in the nose along with some grain and tea. Mouthfeel is medium, not quite substantial enough. Clean and grassy for the most part, but lacking personality.
9er (69) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 Wonderful IPA with slightly sweet taste and crisp finish. There is a resounding floral presence and the hoppy bitters are extrordinarily mild and simply unoffensive. It drinks easily and is light on the intake with ample carbonation. I had this in a bottle in quaint Harbortown bar/hotel in St. Michael’s, MD with a few colleagues. We all had round after round of this brew after maxing some crabs. This is a good party beer for the norm and even for thise who prefer craft brews with a nice approach!
BrewBoxer (1721) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Phillips in Baltimore. Very ordinary pale amber taste. Copper color . Nothing great
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bshep (108) - - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste like a light IPA. Very bubbly, and feels like it "disappears" in your mouth.
Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild pine hop aroma, pours a hazy amber with a ring of white head. Mild pine flavor, fairly thin mouthfeel. Not much going on, it’s a drinkable beer, nothing out of the ordinary though.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Capone's. slightly hazy golden coke with a larger sized off white head. Thinner all the way around with a watery body. Some caramel and citrus.
HeadyDE (410) - Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub..not getting much of anything on nose..claims to have notes of pine and citrus..not really getting that however..lemony dominant on taste..a very tame and not very hoppy pale ale..a jr pale ale that misses the mark..however it is easy drinking..decent..
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color that’s surprisingly attractive given its lack of clarity. The head is a typical one finger white shade. Not much retention, but good residual lacing.
S: Slight caramel sweetness, biscuits, toffee, sweet citrus, and faint hints of pine. The aromatic qualities are a bit mild (especially hop-wise) for me, but are nonetheless enjoyable and even mildly complex.
T: In general, it’s a bit low on flavor. The initial flavors are classically biscuity, before finishing with faint grapefruit peel. Hop bitterness washes out nicely after a couple sips. On the other hand, I feel like the hop profile could be more distinct. I notice a distant aftertaste of slight diacetyl and nuts, also. Not bad.
M: The strong carbonation works well with the combination of a sweet, malty finish and resiny texture. I could use a drier aftertaste here, but this drinks fine either way.
O: It’s a decent offering to have with a sandwich at lunch. Worth a shot, but there are a lot of other pale ales I’d much rather have. A bit too safe and inoffensive for my tastes, but it’s better if you go in expecting an English-style pale ale.