donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from 12oz bottle. not a bad pale ale. nothing really special either. poured a clear dark yellow with a bit of head. nice spicy smell and clean finish.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 RERATE: Folks, there is some confusion about this beer. It is NOT an APA. It is an English bitter. If you are rating this as an APA of course it doesn’t make the grade. As a bitter however, it is a good example of the style.
Amber pour with small head, some lacing. Malt aroma with some grain. Taste sweet malts light hops with a slightly bitter finish. A nice mouthfeel, smooth but just a tad watery. Basically a good initial flavor, a nice malty middle but an uninspired finish. A drinkable beer and a good deal for the price (I paid 5.99 for this one)
foyle (140) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-- pours a cream colored 1/2" head that recedes slowly leaving decent lacing. Color is amber/copper and mostly clear with abundant carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma-- very malty -- smells of slight cinnamon and a moist dough, such as a warm muffin from the oven, a peppery hop spice is also evident.
Mouthfeel-- mostly light, watery, and refreshing. Has a somewhat lager like mouthfeel with a dry finish, although there is some of the fluffiness which should be present in the English Bitter style.
Flavor-- well balanced, hops are in the background and subservient to the malt. Flavors include a peppery and earthy hop spice, a rich bready malt (again like a fresh warm muffin, or a fresh whole wheat bread). There is some caramel and just a hint of cinnamon. This beer is not overly sweet and the aftertaste has a lingering citrus rind bitterness.
ScipioA (139) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
As Goose Island’s description says, this is a balanced beer. Unfortunately everything was balanced towards the bland direction. Decent to look at, but a snooze to drink. Mouthfeel was a particular letdown, seemed very watery.
hrothgar950 (139) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale copper with an off-white head a a fruity aroma. Slight fruit flavor with caramel and balancing hops.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
malt in aroma with hint of hops. very smooth and malty just enoughj hops to break up the maltiness but not to add anthing special to this beer,
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Bottle beer now being served on tap at a few of my favorite bars locally. Interesting flavor and refreshing taste. I’ll have to get down to the brewery sometime and try it fresh.
LiMuBai (136) - - APR 20, 2013
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is barely noticeable. The aroma is non-existent, the color is nothing special, in the taste is average.
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ehh. thats the review and the sentiment. not much to write here. its true that its well balanced and a good introduction to the apa which can kill newcomers with overt hoppiness but it just doesnt do much for me.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - OCT 29, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice copper color with excellent clarity. Notes of caramel malt.The hops in this seem really low. The only thing English about this beer is that it tastes old and oxidized even though the best before date is neary 5 months away.