geologyguy (1329) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
slightly citrusy hop smell, taste is a bit hoppy with good amount of citrus hop flavor...not too much...perhaps just a bit too much? smooth maltier flavor upon swallowing...finishes hoppier...decent, just a tad too bitter for me...
puboflyons (3100) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottling date of Feb 27, 2014 back when it was probably snowing and freezing. And now it is May and this has a nice cloudy amber pour with an off-white head that lingers and laces. The caramel malty sweetness comes forward loud and clear in the aroma with any hop bitterness way in the background. It is sweet like the style recommends. The body is medium and smooth. The taste is also quite sweet and roasty with little to no bitterness filling in the blanks. It is a good representation of the style, which is pretty traditional.
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled May 15, 2014 (nice). Pours a clear darker gold with a thick beige head that settles to a thick ring and film, leaving lots of hanging, dripping soapy lace. Nose involves some toffee malt notes, subtle floral and spicy hops, and some darker bread character. Fairly sweet, quite bitter. Medium bodied, softer carb, a bit oily, with a bready doughy crisp bitter finish. Well made, drinkable brew. Easygoing, yet has some substance to it.
marcus (9141) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark amber with a nice off-white head and a bread and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. Refreshing and easy to drink.
HeadyDE (751) - Delaware, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pour light copper yellow color..slightly hazy when held up to light..nose is combo of rye bread and caramel.bit of sprucy hops..taste is slightly bitter with a not so great honey dominance and a metallic presence..not my cup of tea..
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provided by Liz. Pours clear bright copper with a slight, transient beige head. Aroma is floral with slightly roasty malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor starts roasty malt followed by a low dose of mostly floral hop. It’s bitter and finishing towards dry. Drinking good.
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light gold with a huge foaming white pillowy head. Aroma is bready malts and some floral hops. Slightly stale in a way.
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Light malt body with crisp hoppy finish. Light bitterness. Aboverage pale ale.
cfrancis (3139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light gold with a huge foaming white pillowy head. Aroma is bready malts and some floral hops. Also some stale woody earthy notes. Taste is a bit stale, probably my fault for having something a bit dated. Floral notes and bready malts.
Johncmug (9) - USA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty. The maltyness stands out but there is plenty of hops for the pale ale palette. This won’t knock your socks off but a good all around, every day beer.