BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the pour, dark and frothy with medium deminishing head. Dark ruby color. Smells hoppy and fresh. Taste is hops, medium bitterness, very good. Strength intensifies as it warms. This went really well with the pizza I was eating. This style is one of my favorites, something I really like drinking. Delicious.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color with nice head. Has a weird sweet cotton candy like arome. Not sure what to make of the flavour. Drinking this right after a really hoppy beer which could be adding to my confusion. Decent. Cheers!
Ankhfender97 (1) - Granada Hills, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best beer I have tasted in my young life. I would drink this beer everyday.
stumage (1) - USA - SEP 12, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorites. Begins smooth, nice and hoppy. a very mild caramel like sweetness mid-way thru, end to slightly bitter and then clean finish. Great cold weather beer.
mnurda (1229) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and hoppy. The ay I prefer. haven’t tried that many English Plae Ales, but would like more after trying this one. Thanks to piscator for sharing.
piscator34 (2261) - 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 (2133) - 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.