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.
katrinaez (89) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Golden color. Yeasts and malts are flavored well. Much better than similar styles.
JDBaker11058 (1334) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear copper, near white head, medium lacing. Aroma: citrus (grapefruit, blood orange), light pine, caramel, brown toast . Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: balanced, slightly dry, a little bitter. Notes: Nice example of the style. Easy-drinking. On draft at the awesome Full On in Rockville, MD.
radio_nowhere (899) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at their tasting room, clear amber-hued golden color with off-white head. Aroma of floral/citrus hops and faint malt sweetness. Taste adds some bread and earthy notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, dry with light bitter finish. A light sessionable pale, not much to think about.
reggiedunlop (3178) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma has light sweet maltiness...grain and dry leaves...touch of tea - like hops. Flavor has decent balance...earthy/tea hops. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry finish that reaches the most bitter point of the beer though still not aggressive.
Voodoo (332) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overly energetic head which resulted in a 10 minute pour, never a good start.......color is a deep amber with a large pillowy white head which dissipates in about 10 minutes......aroma is a solid, sweet ale nose with very slight citrus......taste is, much anticipated after all this time, sweet, slightly metallic, light citrus and, though starting off well it ends with a very thin mouthfeel.
LKay (115) - Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bleh...not an ideal American Pale Ale for me. Great color, but a sweeter aroma that carries through to the taste.
coolfunnj (323) - 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 (210) - 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 (1084) - 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 (616) - 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.