coombuyah26 (12) - 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 "Letís 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 (520) - 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.
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a decent amber color with off-white head. Some caramel malt, light pine, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit of hop resin.
bierstein82 (13) - - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has some really good head retention. A nice nose of hops and malt. Has a light resin pine taste with some sweet malts. Pretty cloudy a lot of sediment in the bottle. This is a very palatable and session able beer. Probably drink a wider of this in a sitting.
swesson (364) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Parry's. Pours medium Amber and makes a thin head. Aroma is of sweet caramel. Very light taste and mild hippiness. Good session beer, but not incredibly distinctive.
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jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled over 3 weeks ago pours a light bottle conditioned haze of light copper. Thin head. Aroma has some light sweet caramel malt, light toast malt, mineral, slight floral fruit orange cherry hop. Taste has a distinct English caramel malt,light toast, dry malt. Smooth,slick mouth feel medium/light body minerally orange cherry light tobacco character. Has some peppery herbal type bittering. Tastey with some malty sweetness.
slowrunner77 (9932) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"4 month old bottle (still hope to land a fresher one) but itís hard to tell if the hops are subdued to to age or the style. GDs signature malt bill is there, which is always nice, though this is a little more maltcentric than iíd prefer. some grapefruit and bitter hops make an appearance, though, and the feel which started thin grew lively. not bad, but not great."
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper pour from the bottle. Nice grass/citrus hop aroma with a smooth drinkable character. Bitter start and finish and ends smoothly. Easy drinker.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Cloudy dark gold with a significant head and sticky lacing. Mainly malt aroma with a small amount of wet grass. Definitely rich malts abound. Starts to make you think itís an ESB, but then stops just short. Truly an English pale ale.