spikester (605) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a half-inch of cream colored head. Fair amount of ring lacings. Taste is spicy leathery hops with a decent amount of malts. Well balanced, easy drinker with low carbonation for the English Pale Ale style. Easy drinker with relatively low abv of 5%. I would love to try this on tap or a growler fill.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours copper with tight beige head. The aroma is sticky, candyish hops with some toasty malt and some faint spice (licorice and cinnamon?). The flavor is toast, grain, and some floral hops. There’s an adequate bitterness, especially toward the finish. It leaves a woody/fruity aftertaste that doesn’t linger for all that long. The palate is a little thinner than I would like.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, light copper with minimal head. Nice spicy/floral hop aroma. Nice. A 5% brew that is well balanced, has light toasted malt with just moderate sweetness and finishes with more of the same hop flavors. Really light and enjoyable.
Sammy (10678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light colour, not much head. Average aroma, there is some English hop there. Average mouthfeel. Easy drinking, nice to have a clear head and 5% so I can keep on trucking. A bit drying, and satisfying though not blown away by bold flavour.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper amber color with absolutely no head. Aroma is a pleasant cereal and malt. Taste is a real let down...I expected it to taste like an oak barrel for some reason. Very thin. Taste is light honey and marris otter. Below average for the style.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber colour with an off white head. malty, caramel sweet aroma with fruity and floral notes and hints of honey and alcohol. malty, caramel and honey sweet flavor.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: 09/01/08, 12 oz. bottle
Aroma - Malty, with notes of grain and caramel, earthy and herbal hop character
Appearance - Clear amber with a medium off white head that lasts well, and some good lace
Flavor - Dark caramel and dark fruit sweetness, and a late appearing soft indistinct bitterness
Palate - Medium body and carbonation, smooth, slightly sweet palate
Overall - A solid pale ale, sessionable, although perhaps slightly sweet
douglas88 (8023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle drank at the Bayou. Pours a clear copper color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is mostly subdued hops, quite light but nice. The flavor was full of smooth citrus hops, grapefruit and floral flavors. A strong bit of caramel malt balances it out. A touch of fruit, and no notice of barrel aging except perhaps in the mellowness of this brew. Nice though, and I could drink many of these.
Reid (2237) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average looking amber coloured beer, small off white head.
Lovelly aromas though, spicy,malty, fruity..floral. and woody.gorgeous.
Mainlly malty ..semi sweet flavours, English leafy hop in the back and after taste, slightly toasty.
Kinda thin on the palte..though thats not really a bad thing in this weather.
Overall a nice English style plae ale..could be a good session if it lost 1% of its alcohol.
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Poured red amber with thin head. Spicy aroma, with much floral. Malty flavour, with a bit of flatness also toast notes. Balanced finish.