Anova167 (304) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this on a pilgrimage to my hometown. Pretty good effort from what seems like a new brewery. Color was a bit dark for the style, but it didn’t taste as malty as it looked. Aroma had a bit of earthy malt with a floral pine hop note. Flavor was well balance between malt presence and hop bite. It looked loaded with caramel malt (which I hate in an APA) but I was pleasantly surprised.
bytemesis (4101) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours crystal clear orange amber, medium beige head, creamy with good lacing. Aroma is buttery, pine, honey, a bit herbal. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, herbal, pine, honey, orange, and a bit of butter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel.
merc7186 (2423) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Mild Bready Malts, Mild Biscuits, Mild Bittering Hops
Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Bready Malts, Mild Bittering Hops
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter
cheap (4428) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
from a can. a darker beer than a typical pale lager, has a little haze. sweeter hop aroma almost like cotton candy. milder ipa flavors but it is quite astringent. alky level is not too apparent but there is certainly a kick to it. Yes, strange astringency is readily apparent on the finsih.
cernjoh (150) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a clear golden color with a one finger white head. Aroma is slight but what is there is of grass and citrus. Taste is hoppy but not over done. Grass straw and grapefruit present. Palate is good with good carbonation. Overall pretty good. Not one I’d seek out with so many other great pale ales readily available but a good choice when your options are limited. Cheers!
JStax (3430) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can pour. Pours a dark copper with a beige head. Aroma is near watery. Taste has some sweetness. Light body. Low carbonation.
BeerBillyCLE (12) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly unique hops taste. Somewhat like melon and tropical fruit. Really refreshing and unique
Nephilium (1462) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel malt aroma, with some hop notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Mild hop flavor, with a touch of grapefruit in the finish. Thin bodied, with a very short bitter finish. Not a bad APA, but nothing out of the ordinary.
bnokk (73) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 String Pale ale on draft at Miller's Ale House Restaurant in Columbus, oh
Appearance - nice light amber color. Very clear and see through. Light, quickly dissipating head.
Nose - not much to speak of.
Flavor - Good, light hops very refreshing 'lite' hop flavor like you'd expect for a pale ale. No particular hop flavor stood out.
Notes - Good overall drinker. Enjoyable on a nice hot summer day, and I'll bet a cool fall day as well. I'd call it a good 'table' beer. Great with a meal, but nothing special for a 'tasting'.
steelhead3686 (254) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light gold with a white head. Medium spruce hops with sugary malt. Medium to heavy bitter that doesn’t stick around. Medium body with a sticky texture.
douglas88 (6810) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity resin nose. The flavor is lemons, oranges, tea, resin, mild bitterness, smooth, some caramel. Good.