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 thatís 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, itís 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: Itís a decent offering to have with a sandwich at lunch. Worth a shot, but there are a lot of other pale ales Iíd much rather have. A bit too safe and inoffensive for my tastes, but itís better if you go in expecting an English-style pale ale.
coolfunnj (321) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
faint hops in the aroma with a yeasty quality too but none too strong..clear orange amber,slight dissipating head almost no lacing..has a good hop bitterness with a slight malt back,although again none too powerful..thin watery palate quickly fading aftertaste..might be a good session beer cold and is refreshing in itís own way,but the light abv goes with a certain lightness in flavor
HellesBunny666 (147) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth, sharp, lightly toasted malts. Very easy to drink. Bready. Sweet - ish. Sharp carbonation.
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrusy, floral, bready, and slight fruity aromas. Clear orange with a fairly lasting white head. Dry, a little briney, sharp. Light bodied.
coyforce (572) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Heavy thick head on this one. Aroma is weak and the taste is skunky. Smooth and watery aftertaste.
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of citrus, spicy hops, bready malt. Flavor of bready malt, citrus, a little herbal and grapefruit/
jonas (5592) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Birtoteca. Hazy golden, offwhite lace. Lightly straw malt, grassy hops, light lime, fresh finish. Medium light body, sparkly.
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy golden-orange with (most of) a finger of creamy tan head. Nose is light and airy; some citrus and pine. Good flavors of citrus and pine with light caramel and bready malts. Sessionable all day long.
callmemickey (2475) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden colored body, thin white head, traces of lacing. Floral and citric notes are most present, followed by slight piney and toffee notes. Medium to light bodied, mellow carbonation, clean semi-dry finish.
smaynard6000 (604) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is citrusy and earthy. Some bitterness in the finish but mostly sweet. Light bodied. Could use some more hops.
EithCubes (4704) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is lightly dusty, good fruit with some pine and caramel, resin and pith. Pours clear orange with light carbonation and a soapy off-white head. Light bitterness, relatively dry in the mouth, but fizzy-crisp with bread and faint grain resolving to a satisfying finish. Nice woody and resinous undertones, and thereís no flabby middle here. Citrus, pith, clean, balanced, cleansing. Refreshing medium body, pretty righteous APA.