bwa5879 (782) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pristine ruby pour with an inch of slightly offwhite head. Marzen-y scent of doughy and Carmel malts, saltiness, creaminess and floral hops. Lively carbonation, tingly mouthfeel, dull but clean finish. Taste is similar to a red ale, nuttiness, hefty malt but not too much, lots of citrus and floral hops. Taste of fresh orange juice on finish. Good robust APA with above average complexity that's very light bodied.
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onceblind (5147) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear copper with a thick foamy white head. Nose has plenty of leafy and fresh hoppy resin with a lovely sweet floral dank aroma. Bitter and lovely floral/fresh hop flavor with some perfumey herbal hop resins, a bit of pine, sweet nutty caramel undertones, and a semi-bitter bit mostly clean finish with a lasting floral aftertaste. Really swell!
Beerathon (1444) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The only thing that I like about this beer is its look. Amazing clarity, deep orange, with 1-finger head. Too malty for a pale ale. Hops donít shine through at all. I get a metallic smell.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6-pack 0f b0ttles fr0m the nearby Jewell: Amber b0died with a creamy head 0f m0derate height, the beer had a warmly malty n0se with a bit 0f citrus juiciness. The flav0r is malt f0rward and sweet with a str0ng d0se 0f citrusy h0ps. There seems t0 be little fr0m the Perle and Saaz, mayhaps a slight earthiness. Itís drinkable, but unremarkable, an 0kay kind 0f an APA. The h0ps sh0uld be put t0 better use with0ut hiding them beneath the sweetness.
r464 (1979) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly malty, balanced with a nice hoppy punch that comes stronger through the finish. Light citrus zest, earthiness.
CanIHave4Beers (3506) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with a good head and some decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is sweet & citrusy with some herbal notes. Itís generally a touch too sweet to be inviting, but itís ok.
The flavor has a very classic, old school pale ale thing happening. This is fine, and itís tasty but it seems a little late in the game for a beer like this to show up, itís outdated & outnumbered.,,, but then itís Goose Island so if anyone can cut in at this level with this kind of beer then I donít see why they wouldnít. The hop bitterness is nice, the malt is toasty with some caramel notes. The beer has a fruity hop flavor that brings a lot of needed balance.
Not bad at all, but like I said... awkwardly late to the scene.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color. Lasting, frothy white head. Balanced aroma of malty bitterness. I like the flavor quite nice. Its strong and bitter with a heavy malty backbone. The sweetness in minimal and the awesomeness is maximized.
rumproasts (3574) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Medium malt body. Moderate hop bitterness. Carbonation seems rough. Average at best.
berkshirejohn (4954) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Portsmouth Gas Light Co, Portsmouth, NH. Golden amber with a tight off-white head; caramel aroma; soft caramel malt body with some citrus; and a dry biscuity finish. An okay APA.
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber like pour white head. Grass and malt aroma. Light body light carbonation. Grass, caramel, spicy hops with some floral and fruit notes. OK pale ale.