ordybill (1132) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma is all piney hops. The taste matches the aroma with a bitter finish.
aracauna (3399) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good pale ale. Soft mouthful with orangey hops that meld perfectly into the malt. Really like this one.
jbruner (3716) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden orange from the bottle with thin ring of lacy white head. Aroma of oxidized caramel malt and slight sweet citrus. Taste follows, a bit more toward the hoppy end, oxidation hidden a bit. Unfortunate, because only like 2 months old, but already gone.
GenDV138 (5079) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey to celebrate Eric’s last night behind the bar. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, toast, biscuit. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.
ChainGangGuy (4690) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, orangey-copper body with a medium-sized, near white head.
Smell: Pale malts with scents hinting of biscuits, of toffee while the hops yield oily orange peelings and softly resinous pine.
Taste: Biscuity, lightly toasty pale malts with some sweet toffee and blonde caramel notes. Restrained pine atop citrusy orangey tastes. Moderately bitter. The citrus and bitterness holds firm through the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, though not quite thin. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A straight-forward, solid, no-thrills APA.
tnkw01 (1676) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Just an average pale ale. Gold in color with a medium head. Aroma is a hoppy aroma but kind of weak. Taste was grass, grains and citrusy pine.
drsordr (2060) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Thirsty Monk pour avg gold with moderate white head. Nose pine and dank hop. Taste musty dank hop and tannin like bitter. Fleeting sweet malt mid palate.
rdixon77 (1970) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Too much malt and not enough hop for a pale ale. Bland. Almost like generic beer.
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
fresh 12 oz bottle.
Very hoppy for style, but with typical moderate bitterness.
Aroma: very attractive with a fine blend of bready malts and citrus/herbal hops.
Herbal and citrus notes from the hops.
malvrich (175) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Revisiting this beer. Bottle dated 2/7/2016 so about 9 weeks old.
Into a chalice.
A: Pours a mostly clear orange gold 1" craggy beige head retaining and lacing well.
S: Grapefruit pith and pine. A hint of sweet orange and caramel barely there. Light overall.
T: Citrus pith with a small hint of the orange or grapefruit flesh. Backed with a pretty bracing pine bite. Any malted barley is lost.
M: Kind of thin with a tingly carbonation. Bitter resinous short finish.
O: Had high hopes for this but I’m not bowled over. Pretty nice pale ale but not terribly noteworthy. Glad I re-rated it though, because I do like it more now than last year.