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.
GenDV138 (1896) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 ounce pour on draft at Evolution Craft. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, caramel. Tastes of floral, citrus, light stone fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
Sparf (137) - Östersund, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Provdatum okänt. Avslagen smak, men inte kolsyremässigt. Märkligt kantig maltbotten med metallisk ton. Mesig beska som bara kommer efteråt. Eftersmaken är tanig och med en osmaklig beska.
katrinaez (127) - 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 (1366) - 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 (917) - 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 (3227) - 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 (357) - 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 (117) - 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 it’s own way,but the light abv goes with a certain lightness in flavor
HellesBunny666 (214) - 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.