generallee08 (771) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has an amber color with excellent clarity. Its head is foamy and white in color. It builds up big and thick before settling back down to a thin cap that leaves behind rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is full of floral and piney hops over sweet bready malts. Hop bitterness has a bold presence from the start to the finish. Bready malts are just strong enough to support and add some balance to the crisp citrus and piney hops. The finish has a slow bitter hops fade. Carbonation is pleasant with a light and smooth mouth feel in the medium body.
badwhale (410) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass shaker. Pours a medium to dark, but clear, yellow. Doesn’t have a huge nose, but malts and a good amount of hop notes are there. Has an oily mouthfeel, but in a good way. Soft hop flavors, nice malty backbone. Pretty tasty.
closey22 (1538) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with rimming lacy beige head; aroma is softly nicely hoppy; Flava is very mild hops with somewhat sweet malt backbone; feels medium fizzy zingy; finishes dry bitter and robust long after swallow- the strength of this beer
Bulk_Carrier (3474) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
Always poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice golden amber close to orange color with a decent transparency about it and highlighting some light carbonation that was seen rising. The head was about a finger’s worth and slightly foamy as the head died and left some thick lacing clinging fairly nicely.
The smell had a super nice allocation of bitter piney to slightly citrusy hops and still lets a nice sweetness take the helm at odd times throughout the beer (doesn’t really combine together), but still is good for the most part.
The taste was mainly sweet and bitter at separate times.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation is still good and slightly sharp for an APA.
Overall, I say this was a nicely done APA for the most part. Though something about the smell was a bit different, I’d still have this one again.
Adubs (8) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a surprisingly smooth pale ale. Very nice. Oddly very little aftertaste. Nice amber color with right amount of head.
I assume this review isn't overly skewed by the sunshine and Bonamassa playing, but this is a good one.
(12 oz bottle)
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johnnymusky (857) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent pale ale.....nothing to spectacular...very drinkable beer with good malt citrus and hop flavor...very smooth finish.
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with a frothy, white head. Generous lacing. Nose is light grapefruity hop. Taste is mildly bitter on a mellow, malt backdrop. Medium body. Vigorous carbonation. Very nice pale!
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tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I hereby declare this the greatest Pale Ale on the planet! It was one of those "there you are, I’ve been looking for you" moments we’re all striving for. THE most perfect session beer I have ever found!
mtka70 (2) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is probably the worst beer I’ve ever had. It had what I assume was a very bitter malt taste. And, it left an aftertaste i couldn’t get rid of. I bought a six-pack of this stuff, based on its ratings. 5 bottles hit the garbage this morning.
thornecb (5374) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving no lacing. Bread and cracker aromas. Sweet caramel and bread upfront turning to resin in the lasting bitter finish.