DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Medium orange color. Very clear. Snow white head with less-than-average retention.
3.0 S: Some citrus and some hop aroma, but mainly not much of anything.
3.5 T: Pretty good. Nice hop profile and great balance between hops and malts. Still, nothing spectacular. Citrus with a pleasant hop bitterness.
3.5 M: Smooth, a little undercarbonation. Medium body.
3.5 D: Good drinkability in that it’s very smooth, but simply too boring.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-11-2009 18:42:56
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pap. Golden color pour with an off white head. The aroma is earthy hops mixed with caramel, pale malt, orange. The flavor is much the same. Light bitter hops and sweetish malt. Good all around, but nothing really stands out.
llcooldave (1149) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy yellow in color. Basic pine spruce aroma. Light flavor of crusty bread with some bitter citrus mixed in. Overall, it’s solid but not too exciting as evidenced by my short rating notes...
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright clear golden yellow color. Pale off white head. Nice hop and wet grass and pine nose. Very clean crisp hop taste. Yum.
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl. oz at a tasting session, Brau Beviale, Nuremberg.
Golden body with a small lacing white head. Moderated hoppy-floral aroma with citrusses, some malt. Medium bodied beer with a mild hoppy aroma on a light malty base. Easy drinkable pale ale with a nice fruity palate.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firestone pale 31. Draft at Haven, orange, ca... Pours a mostly trans
orange cidery brown with a medium fluffy white head ... Crisp citrus
hop profile, not too assertive... Flavors are citrusy hopped focus
with a semi-dry finish. Lighter bodied but understandable given the abv.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear and golden, average head and lace for a PA. Citrus nose with a hint of malt. Fresh taste with a little sweet up front and some hop on the finish. Some chalk on the aftertaste.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours a deep gold with a nice wheat head.
S: Plenty of hops for the style with some mild sweetness.
T: Slightly sweet malt with some citrus/grapefruit hops.
M: Medium bodied and well-carbonated.
D: Quite good in this department. A nice, low abv beer with plenty of hops--my definition of great session-style drinkability.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-01-2009
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 1) 12oz bottle. Brilliant orange-gold with a spotted white sheet of foam. Tinned peaches and honey aroma with a soggy biscuit backdrop. Tang of marmalade hop upfront ending cleanly with a crisp bitterness and dunked biscuit, wafery, orange cream aftertaste. Straightforward tasty stuff, and a fine brew to kick the weekend off with...but (there’s almost always a but), the hopping is watery and peachy sweet compared to the pale ales of equivalent strength being brewed on the other side of the pond...
2) Tap@Hopmonk Somoma, CA, 14/08/12 (as "Hopmonk Tavern Ale".) Proper pint. Frosted gold draped thinly. Bostin rubbed hop merging into peach, honey and lemon aroma. Peach iced tea taste. Alright. 736313.
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light head, great lacing. Aroma and taste of pine and resin with a perfect caramel malt backbone. Medium carbonation and a slight, short-lasting bitterness. Not as well balanced as the Union Jack, but highly sessionable.