piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via presario. Amber in colour with moderate carbonation. Nice malt forward aroma, some vanilla, very mild esters, and some wood. More hoppy flavors than expected, with some nice woody, grassy, and very mild citrus notes. Some light caramel flavors enter into the picture midway through, before some mellow woody bitterness finishes things off. Somehow, this is more of a British style pale ale for what it is not (a c-hop bomb), rather than what you’d normally expect a British style pale ale should be (lots of fruity esters, etc.). Pretty good.
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a deep amber color with a small tan head that quickly diminishes to nothing. Some light malty sweetness detected in the aroma followed by a quick but light bittering. Taste is again very light sweetness followed by a mild toasted flavor with light hops at the end. Pale Ales are not my favorite style, I prefer IPA’s but I particularly don’t care for English style Pale Ales. Nothing wrong with this beer really just sort of boring. Doesn’t really do it for me.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at the brewery. Sadly this one did not live up to the billing in my book. Nose was weak, taste was weaker, finish was not memorable. It was okay, but too bad for a place that has great quailty.
bubbleflubber (2114) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours muddy amber, with a fully diminished head, minimal retention/spot lace. The nose is nicely done, of aerated caramel and toffee. Sweet toffee and caramel notes fall subtly behind an initial dryness. Not bad... I get a little copper and some spices leading into a clean finish. The finish is crisp, and very reminiscent of the beginning of the pull, in reverse order. The mouthfeel is a little off... not quite thin, and not quite hollow, but borders on either. Carbo levels are zesty, and make for a light embodiment. Again, not bad, but not a record breaker.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma with some woody notes. Pours a clear copper with thin head. Somewhat yeasty middle, with sweet malt, caramel. Mid range dry hoppy finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured a clear copper-red color. Head was thin and off white. Aroma and flavor were of spicy malt, toasted bread, and grassy hops. Pretty homogeneous. Not bad, but doesn’t particularly stand out.
rsangion (7) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2007 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The type of Pale Ale that tastes very toasty for me. Brown,. Not head at all, at least from the tap. Very similar to others, like FlatTire and NewCastle.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange/brown with a tan head. Sweet orange and toffee nose, caramel prominent. Sweet caramel and toffee flavors - this is all about the malt. Nice sweet finish.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a amber colour with a small white disapating head. Aroma of grapefruit hops, floral, and slight oak. Initial taste is fruity with a sweet malt. Finishing with a bitter hop the palate with lingering malts that is light and thin. Lively carbonation. Slight lacing of the glass.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice english ale with plenty of frutiness with a medium body. May be slightly too sweet, but a nice drinkable beer none the less.