zizzybalubba (1388) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Foothills. Dark, burnt orange in color. Strong grapefruit rind and malty aroma. Bitter citrus hop flavor of mostly tangerine and grapefruit. A good, well done pale ale.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in Boone, NC. Pours a dark orange color with a white foamy head. Nose is floral hops with a nice toasty malt note. Palate is crisp and smooth. Flavor is floral hops with a bit of grass and some toasty malt ntoes.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Bull McCabes. Cloudy amber ruby with thin offwhite head. Straight forward pale malt with chalky bitter hop presence in the background. Crisp and easy drinking but unremarkable in most senses. Good for fans of the bitter session beers.
nickd717 (3466) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Copper color with a nice lasting white head. Aroma is caramel malt, and citrusy hops. Flavor is caramel malt, bread, earth, and citrusy/piney C-hops. Body medium for the style. Above average for a pale ale.
nearbeer (3613) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear gold-copper with a small lasting ring of cream above. Faint aroma of sweetish resin and citrus. Earthy resin and toasted nut flavors are well-balanced against some light malt. Light-medium body is slightly watery, creamy and dry-tingly. Very drinkable.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery 2/2/08: Pours a transparent bright copper bronze with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty pale malts and a touch of citrusy hops. Body starts effervescent and semi-sweet with some toasty malts and earthy bittering hops toward a bittersweet slightly drier finish. An ok APA.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap it pours an amber color with an off white head and the aroma of citrus, hops, bread and caramel. Nice grapefruit taste and medium carbonation - biscuity finish. Good Pale Ale from a local brewer... wish they would bottle.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours a light copper with a thin white head. Aroma is cascade hops citrus and a bit of lemon peel with a toffee malt hint. Flavor is a bit grassy and green with hints of citrus and mint, ok caramel and toasty malt backbone- crisp and clean finish. nice.
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bub O’Malley’s. Pours a nice, clear golden with a decent white head with okay retention and lacing. Strong resiny hops aroma with citrus. Taste is well balanced with biscuit malt and piney hops. Similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale albeit not as smooth. Not bad. A nice surprise.
arventresca (562) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Canes game. Pours orange with nice white head. Smell the hops and fruity aroma immediatly. Nice taste with a bold finish. Best out of the three sampled last night.