AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy, a delicious pale ale. I have never had this prior to the AB purchase, but it is wonderful and I don’t see what people are so worried about.
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium brown color, small head. Roasted, malts, floral hops with very little hop bitterness. Nice balance. Finish is clean and crisp.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. Hoppy but not overly so. Decent lasting head and good carbonation.
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This a a decent ESB. It has a pleasant aroma and a dcent hop bite to it. It pours brown and doesnt have an overpwering aroma, but it is there nonetheless.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice aroma poured out of the bottle on this one, flowers and spices from the hops. Looks to be bottle conditioned so that is a plus! Quality session brew, and quite a good clone of a british ale for an american brewery ;)
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good PA with hints of being an amber ale. Sweet, caramel malt and a spicy hop finish with subtle fruit. Roasted, sweet malt lingers on the palate. The taste is good, might eb even better if the beer wasnt a little watery. A nice surprise during a layover at O’Hare.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this on draft at Brighton Music Hall in Boston at a Stranglers concert. The beer was not as good as the show. It was a dark amber color with little head. It had a malt sweetness with a bitter aftertaste. The palette is quickly overwhelmed and the beer goes south fast. My first thought was actually dirty tap lines, so if I get to try it again, I will revise my review.
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was a very smooth beer with no bitter after taste. It is rather malty but I would definitely drink it again.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice light aroma with hints of floral and caramel. a very light flavor with a clean dry finish with a slight hoppiness. very drinkable
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It had a cloudy orange color with a nice frothy head. It seemed fairly carbonated with nice lacing and a very balanced flavor.