Nephilium (1372) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild pine hop aroma, pours a hazy amber with a ring of white head. Mild pine flavor, fairly thin mouthfeel. Not much going on, it’s a drinkable beer, nothing out of the ordinary though.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Capone's. slightly hazy golden coke with a larger sized off white head. Thinner all the way around with a watery body. Some caramel and citrus.
HeadyDE (507) - Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub..not getting much of anything on nose..claims to have notes of pine and citrus..not really getting that however..lemony dominant on taste..a very tame and not very hoppy pale ale..a jr pale ale that misses the mark..however it is easy drinking..decent..
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.
boxofrane (2149) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours hazy with a small white head. The aroma Is floral with a little pine. The taste is lightly bitter with a light sweetness.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. One of those uber-common beers I’ve somehow never tried. Until now! Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pale, grainy malts and herbal hops. The taste is pine, citrus and herbal hops with pale malts. Light toast. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.
chicowv (459) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a bright yellow/orange with a thick white head. Aroma is sour, bready, cheese, not very appealing. Taste is salty and bitter with tastes of sourdough. Palate is bubbly bitter and sour on the finish. Not very good.
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Actually my wife’s aunt let introduced me to this beer... Hopy refreshing pale ale nice citrus aroma...
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinking at an airport bar in baltimore. Nice aroma, body and flavour falls a little short but still an acceptable pale ale.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma promises a lot but the rest doesn’t match the hype and brings a decent textbook tasting pale ale which is nice on a hot day. But not very primal which I took to mean interesting. Golden color, straw and grass with some citeus in the finish. I could drink a bunch of these but my main draw is that awesome aroma not the flavor.