mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at bottles 101. Pours an amber hue with a thins white head. Aroma of sweet malt and a not much hop. Tastes of caramel malt with a hint of vanilla. A very nice Oktoberfest. One of the more drinkable I have had in the style.
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TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange with a thin fully receding white head. Notes of bitter, tannic hops, coarse and harsh. Light sweet but out of balance. Medium to full bodied with thick resinous
drfabulous (3372) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can from Shenanigans. Caramel. Slight citrus nose and taste. Bit of resin. Orange.
superspak (1895) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can into imperial pint glass, no canning date. Pours very hazy and cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger foamy off white head with very good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some minimal spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, floral, pine, caramel, grass, and herbal. Pretty good aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of grapefruit, pine, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, caramel, grass, bread, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, floral, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Good flavor balance; with a good hop/malt balance as well. No cloying flavors, and quite crisp and dry on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed at all. Overall this is a good pale ale. Good amount of flavor and balance; very crisp and easy to drink. Smooth and quite enjoyable.
italianjohn (2145) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange golden copper pour, thin white head and light sticky lacing ... aroma of toasted and caramel malts with a very light citus hop .... taste of toasted and caramel malts, light citrusy but mostly bitter earthy hops .... nice earthy hop/malt balance ... finishes malty and bitter .... light and sessionable
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 09, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear copper, frothy white head
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, floral hops
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, light hops, touch of sweetness, then a big tartness kicks in
Overall: you need to have your act together before distributing across the country
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
Score: * /4
PhillyCraft (2571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap with Pat at tnd. Pours copper, small white head, alright lacing. Bland aromas, some pine, some wood, and orange. Taste is spicy, ashy, grainy, bitter hops, wet cedary type wood, very spicy. Wish it was more juicy with fresh hop/ fruit flavors coming through. Overrated.
patrickfannon (1200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Teresa's. Pours light golden with a rich white head. Aroma of lemonade, pineapple, and fresh squeezed orange juice. Taste is very zesty, fresh, and citrus oriented. Light bodied with a crisp, citric palate. Finish is clean and refreshing. Very good pale.
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patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can - Pours lightly hazy copper with a small off-white head. The aroma is of caramel malt with some citrus in the background. It has medium to high hops bitterness, pleasant citrus notes, caramel, and a bitter finish. Medium bodied and balanced, it’s a good brew.
wlajwl (3321) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus, pine, malts and a hint of hop resin. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, a hint of tropical fruit, fruit, malts and a very dry and hoppy finish.