Beaver (1159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a smallish frothy white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass a little.
The aroma is sweet corny grainy malts with some melon and some metallic hops.
The flavor is sweet vegetal malts with some metallic bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.
Overall, a decent amount of bitterness for a pale ale. It’s just not very pleasant with lots of off-notes, and not well balanced.
rougeau13 (1760) - Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy amber with a small off-white head that fades, but leaves a decent ring of lace. Aroma of caramel, toffee, biscuits and oranges. It tastes like bitter water. Medium-thin, watery, finishing bitter and a little dry. The aroma is mild but ok, but the taste is extremely lacking.
Reynolds314 (1873) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
What a mess this is. The description makes this sound amazing but dont be fooled, its bad. Aroma is alcohol, bubblegum, sweet malt, and metal. Taste is much of the same with a predominant flavor that can only be described as bitter spoiled dough. Both alcohol and bitterness shine through in this one.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow - Full Sail really dropped the ball on this one - quite a surprise - to call the malt body on this "lean" is being kind - the malt profile is practically non-existent - goes from crackery to watery within a few seconds - hops are strong, but the bitterness is astringent and soapy long through the finish - the nose is a bit better, with citrus and mint making things interesting - but man...disappointing.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, thanks emacgee. Super cloudy with a tiny sudsy off-white head. Weak hop stale hop aroma, very grainy, paper, some lemon air freshener. Flavor is similar, lots of grain and paper, a little bit of hops and bitterness. Pretty piss poor.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2010
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, filtered. clear medium copper color. first impression of the nose is gelatin, lime, cream, mint, saccharin and floral soap. WTH? pale/weak body, flabby up front, bitter but transparent and dull on the back. the hops are resinous and pine-like but are dull and peaked. the nose grows from strange to strongly offensive in only a few minutes.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured into a snifter. Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this.
3.5 A: Lightly hazed light orange color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy off-white head with pretty good retention and a good bit of lacing.
3.0 S: The nose is subtle, but it is pleasant enough. Herbal foremost with a good bit of orange and underneath some pithy grapefruit. Malts and yeast combine for a soft breadiness.
2.0 T: Amazingly boring. I’m shocked that a 6% beer named Hop Pursuit could be so bland. The strongest flavor is yeast (I feel like I’m drinking a yeast starter actually). Miles below that there is a very soft bitterness, unaggressive herbalness, and a "stale beer" taste.
3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be creamier.
1.5 D: I’m pissed that this came in a bomber. The second glass is ever worse that the first. It’s like drinking a cuvee of wounded soldiers from the night before. I really wish I drainpoured beer because right now that’s all I can think about. Don’t buy this unless it’s for someone you don’t like.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-13-2011 20:59:55