MeisterD99 (22) - Lansing, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. Amber color. Little head. Hops are not overpowering. Slightly floral flavors. Some caramel flavors and sweetness. Very drinkable, but not a top favorite.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by: 07JUL11
A: pours a copper ale with brilliant clarity and two fingers of off white foam. This falls to a sheet of the same with spotty lacing.
S: Woody, grainy, lightly hopped with grassy and noble flavors.
T: Bitter up front, then nice spicy hop flavors with a balanced and delightful malt profile - caramel, pepper.
M: Medium bodied leaning on heavy for the style, moderately hi carb. Lasting wet finish.
O: Despite being over a month expired, this beer held up well. I would guess the smell would improve if more proximal to bottle date, but hey, not in my market. Solid beer nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
jsmerig (1050) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear pale golden color with a white foamy head. Aroma of minty, piney bright hops. Taste is almost tea-like in it’s flavor where the malt mixes with the spicy bitterness of the hops. Brightly bitter and lightly malted, its a little balanced more to the hoppy side. Good though.
spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a small off white head and leaves a bit of lace. Piney nose with a mild floral citrus undertone. Slightly thicker body than expected, mildly syrupy. Flavor is well rounded, with some mild sweet caramel up front and a piney battered finish.
eelbasher (206) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles. Pours amber with a nice fluffy white head. Aromas of light pine, caramel, bread, and citrus peel. Heavy malt body for a beer of this abv, but drinks easy. Caramel, toasted malts, and a nice hoppy finish. Nice beer overall and very sessionable.
RRistow12 (103) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear orange with slightly off white fluffy head with lacing on the sides. Aroma of citrus hops with some pine. Taste is mostly citrus hops but not overly bitter. A nice consistent bitterness throughout. Some mild sweetness balances it out. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Very good pale ale.
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jebert (442) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful golden amber with a nice sized white head. Nose is mostly hops and yeast. Very creamy on the palate, the hops dominate the flavor profile. Malted grain also evident with very little bitterness. A very good pale ale that pairs well with sardines on soda crackers.
kschwab14 (8) - New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Bottle. Appearance is classic pale ale although a bit lighter hue then i expected. Upon my first few sips i noticed this beer lacked a real flavor profile. Although its an easy drinker, i won’t be returning to this one.
Theydon_Bois (5501) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanksgiving day lunchtime warm up, can split at Christine and Daves thanks to DLJ, 28/11/13.
Clear golden with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is toasted malt, orange, citric dipped straw, bread dough, trace of caramel.
Taste comprises toasted malt, soft bread dough, orange pith, lemon sherbet, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finish with a subtle hop presence.
So so APA - lacks any great depth of flavour but easy drinking.
BlowOffTube (258) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish orange pour white head. Sticks and pine aroma. Tangerine peel, pine needles, and some sap sweetness. Light body light carbonation. Bittering dry finish.
adamjackson (1764) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp dark orange.
Nose is totally northwest hops. Pine needles and clementines. Mineral water mouthfeel. Crisp malt backbone. The hops come in waves and cling to the palate for a long time