BoostIPA (971) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ugh. Another ale trying to pass itself off as a quality beer. Honestly why do they even try. I donít know what is worse, this or Millstream.
keanex (1135) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No bottling date, but this is a rather fresh bottle with the new packaging, first run from the new brewery.
A: Iím conflicted on the appearance here, on one hand the body is a crystal clear golden amber which simply looks beautiful, but on the other hand only a thin white head presents itself and the lack of carbonation bubbles is a sign of that in the body.
S: The aroma is light with sweet malts and very light hops that are hard to discern but seem a tad fruity. This is just really lacking here.
T: The flavor makes up for the aroma somewhat. A lightly sweet malty body is the main flavor, but the hops are very hidden with only a slightly spicy touch on the tongue. Very bland, though very easy to drink.
M: Medium body with light carbonation.
O: While this is very easy to drink, the hops have no presence here and the low IBU is a good indication. This isnít worth buying over any other pale ale I can think of.
conway (901) - - SEP 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold color with no head. Only malts on the nose. Not much in the way of hops at any point. More akin to an ESB. Nice carb helps out.
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elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/24/12 notes: bottle from Total Wine $7.99. Body is dark gold, clear, with a small fast dissipating white head. Aroma is lightly lemony, with some round cracker notes. Carbonation is mild, body predictably mild. Flavor is balanced citrusy hops with a biscuity body. Simple, but the lack of effervescence weighs on this beer.
jb (1944) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the phillies reds game. One of the better options though not the best. Decent looking amber. Grainy malty nose. More of the same in the palate along with some sort of adjunct. Where are the hops?
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a light bright golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of sweet malt base with light dry hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by light dry hoppy notes with a malt base that is quite sweet. Body is quite full with good carbonation. It is indeed pale with limited character though not sure I could drink load of those in a session.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy straw yellow with a small (1 finger or less) white fizzy head that dissipated quickly down to a small collar and possessed poor lacing.
The aroma was of a faint biscuit malt, a light floral hop and a sweet yeast with notes of citrus (orange and lemon), caramel and a sweet apricot odor.
The taste was a mild malty sweet with a hint of caramel and a slight fruity presence at first, and then got a very mild hop flavor with a light citrus note at the end. The flavor faded very quickly and was quite mild, leaving behind a very lightly hoppy sweet watery taste.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation.
Overall a brew that possesses a very mild fruity hop flavor with just a hint of a sweetness and a low ABV, great light session beer...
jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours yellowish with a small white head. Light aroma with a faint sweetness and a hint of citrus hops. Very thin with a mild sweetness and light citrus hop notes. Short and lightly bitter finish. An average APA.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a darker golden color with a white head. Aroma was almost non existent, some grassy stale hops and spent grain mainly. Flavor was much the same, some odd funky saltiness in there as well. Pretty disappointing.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from Oak Tree Discount Wine and Liquors in South Plainfield, NJ. Welp, this is a gusher. Pours a cloudy, golden-orange colored body with a big, three finger-width, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a soapy lacing. Aroma is huge florals with lots of apricots and pear. A light, bready pale malt sweetness behind the fruits with a touch of orange marmalade. Flavor is similar. Lots of sweet apricots, pears, and oranges with plenty of florals and a slightly sweet, pale, bready malt backing. Finishes dry and lightly bitter before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light body and a super-high carbonation. Overall, Iím blaming this bad rating on a bad bottle. The aroma and flavor werenít bad with a lot of apricot and peach florals, but the carbonation and palate were tough to put down. I can see a better conditioned bottle being much better, but this was rough.