Vestlake (254) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Aroma and taste are mildly hoppy, with a little sweet malt in the background. Pretty good.
Koskela (490) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I get a sweet aroma and slight hop from this orangy brew with yeast particles floating around. The taste is sweetness and bitterness battling for dominance through out this medium bodied beer. The aftertaste is sweetish an pleasantly bitter. A good balance.
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark sparkling orange with a large white head. Aroma is heavy on the hops. Flavor is moderately bitter. Too carbonated.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark gold. The aroma has Floral notes with pine and a rich malt background. A crisp hop bite quickly fades to smooth rich grainy malts. A little sweet on the finish with lingering hop resins. Overall, this is a perfect fridge beer as a go-to for any situation that covers all the bases.
Luvystypotables (1460) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subdued aroma of hops, and sour dough bread. Pours a copper color with a lasting white foamy head. Dry feel with a slightly bitter hop taste and a short lasting bitter finish.
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into Spieglau IPA glass, a medium orange amber with deep and persistent off-white foam, lots of fine lace. Intensely malty with some great caramelly/biscuity/nutty complexity AND very hoppy with extreme fruitiness. Mango, apricot, lemongrass, lime zest, and I sh!t you not: some alchemy which tasted exactly like Fruit Loops breakfast cereal. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, crisp grainy mouthfeel, just a little residual sweetness, multi-layered hoppy aftertastes which eventually finished surprisingly dry. I guess the "English-style" refers to the maltbill, because the dominant hop impression is definitely New World. A tasty and memorable pale ale, whatever the case.
ZacM612 (487) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hazy pale amber color, almost no head. Subtle aroma, floral hops and bread. Smooth malty flavor. Okay.
coombuyah26 (11) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has always been a standby of mine and one of my favorites in an often overlooked category. Pours a deep golden color with a nice foamy head. This looks quintessentially like a normal beer ought to. Smell is bready with some herbal hop notes. This is a very nicely balanced beer, which seems to be a dying trend among pale ales. Very biscuity and malty up front with a good deal of carbonation. Gives way to hops and honey flavors on the back end and a pleasant aftertaste. Not your typical American "Let’s see how many hops we can dump into this and not call it an IPA" pale ale, but refreshingly balanced and worthy of respect.
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with a respectable tan head. Easy going aroma of herbal hops and doughy breads. Delicious drinking, quite hoppy on top of a caramel/honey malt sweetness. Seems to be an American edge to the hop profile. Smooth mouthfeel and very little alcohol presence.
scotchzombie (513) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very hazy browned copper with a nice foamy yellow tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma is very pleasant floral and caramel. Yum. Tastes quite English. Caramel malt focus with decent hop roasty bitterness on the back end. Aftertaste is bitter with malty echoes. Very nice bridge between AIPAs and more malty beers. Sessionable.