ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
Huhzubendah (2807) - 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 (152) - 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 (290) - 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.
GenDV138 (2751) - 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 (160) - 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 (353) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Great Golden color. Yeasts and malts are flavored well. Much better than similar styles. Tap
JDBaker11058 (1444) - 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 (1018) - 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 (3403) - 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 (410) - 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.