gururyan (663) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into snifter, not much head or aroma whatsoever and is a clear deep red/orange...darker than I was expecting. The taste is like a medium hopped bread, very smooth and chuggable (I think the proper term is sessionable, but let’s call it what it is). Quite a big boy for a pale, not quite big enough for an IPA...I like this. A lot.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of moderate caramel notes, light toast, floral earthy hop notes. Pours golden amber, thin head, nice clarity. Flavors of soft caramel sweetness, toasted malts, a touch of herbal and peppery hop notes. Light citrus. Easy to drink pleasant softer IPA
AbbeyRoade (449) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not the biggest fan of pale ales, but this one was quite nicely balanced between the bready and stronger hop flavors. Decent effervescence and smooth mouthfeel. Copper colored with a hoppy aroma as well. Nice drink overall.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with visible carbonation and a thin tan head that fades. Hoppy, floral aroma, but not overbearing. Light, slightly effervescent mouthfeel. Strong hoppy flavor, but balanced finish. Nice beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
Onslow (1265) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a few of these while passing through Wichita this week. These were bottle pours at the restaurant. A copper brown ale with off white head, aroma of crisp hops, citrus and floral, taste is moderately malty with a fine hops forward flare and excellent bitter finish. A few of the glasses warmed to room temperature and the malt really came forward, very full bodied and tasty. I am a little surprised to see that this is an IPA as I thought it was an APA and a fine one at that. Samll difference and while it may be on the gentle side of an IPA it is an excellent brew.
fiveacestx (785) - Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours copper with an average head. Has a bread aroma and an earthy taste. Medium body and bitter. Decent.
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a copper color with white head. Nice balanced, caramel, hoppy flavors. Alright pale ale.
Beerman6686 (5322) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured an amber color with an off white head. Aroma was grassy and floral hops with light grain and toast behind. Flavor was similar, lightly bitter, but caramel sweetness overpowers the hops taste. Meh.
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a slightly hazy golden amber with good carbonation and a small off white head. Aroma of toffee and hops. It has a medium body with a smooth moth feel. Flavor is toasted malt, caramel, a hint of pine and biscuit then a light citrus note shows. In the after taste the citrus comes out more with some bitterness leaving it with a dry feel. Overall its a tasty well balanced IPA.
kambei70 (781) - - JAN 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hops and apple with a distinct grassy taste. Fairly bitter. Not my favorite style but was not impressed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone