ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
Tstamba (748) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden, dry, slightly hoppy pale ale. Refreshing & Balanced. Notes of Pine & Citrus in the aroma, earthy middle, clean finish 28 IBU’s, 4.9 ABV.
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PhillyCraft (5892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Mile, Hazy amber brown color with small head. Notes are awful and bland. I guess some grain, shitty hops, toast and malt are able to be noticed when drinking this brew.
Maverick34 (3010) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Orangey pour. Some hops. A watered down pale without a lot memorable about it.
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Lightly earthy orange malt and peel aroma. Golden yellow with giant light tan head. Lightly sweet orange malt and mildly bitter lemon peel flavor. Medium body. Low carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (6089) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy, amber, with a thick beige head.
Aroma is orange, a little cardboard.
Taste is mild....citrus, orange-peel,
A light, earthy-peel bitter.
Not too bad....pretty plain.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at ATR Bethesda. Nice copper body with medium head. Nose is fruits, grapefruit, toasty. Taste is similar of hops and pine and citrus. Well-balanced pale ale.
solidfunk (7697) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Easy drinking without much character. Pours blonde with OK head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Tap at american taproom.
Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange body with a small, lasting, off-white cap. Malty aroma with distant floral hops and a note of citrus. Malty body with minimal bitterness. Decent, but not my thing.
Aggiebob (795) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a amber color with minimal head. It had a very hoppy smell and taste.
joejames (486) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear amber, one finger quick white head, light lacing and retention. Aroma smells like leather and barnyard. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Light bodied, light carbonation, watery mouth feel. Finishes earthy and metallic with notes of bread, pine, wood and yeast. Strange.