NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity hop aromas blend with an assertive smoke malt presence here. Just a hint of carmel malt sweetness. Smooth balance of flavors, with the smoked meat balanceing out with some jazzy hops. A smoked pale ale: quite and intresting and tasty beer!! Cheers!
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice undertones of smoke in the aroma and flavor. Good hop profile as well. Enjoyable and another fine GL beer.
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Goodnight Irene’s in Wildwood, NJ - Like the description says it was hoppy and smoky, also a bit malty. Not bad, but not a favorite either.
closey22 (809) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with thin rimming lacy white head; aroma is subtly smoky with a hint, just faint hint of fruit(cherry?); Flava is mildly but distinctly smoky reminiscient of kielbasa; feels medium with fizzy foam; finishes dry and mild with hopy bitter notes
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 7-30-2011 at Bock & Rock in Minster, OH. This beer has a small vanilla head that mostly diminishes, hazy dark yellow body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt, light smoke, hops, and sweet. The taste is moderately sweet, caramel, hops, and light smoke. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. A different take on this style with the addition of some smoke presence. Interesting beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Sampled on draft at Rivertowne this beer poured a dark caramel-orange color with a large creamy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty with notes of smoke and hickory. The flavor was tangy and sweet hickory, smoke, bread, malt, and had a bitterness throughout. Medium length sweet and tangy hickory finish. Medium body. Ok.
b3shine (5203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent vibrant orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells mildly hoppy with a bit of smoke. Tastes like it smells, but more robust. Solid on the palate. An interesting take on the style.
drsordr (1006) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample avg gold. Nose dank hop with hint of smoke. Taste smoky peat up front then bitterness. Mild vague sweet then light smoke in finish.
jflopsu (504) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a light dark amber. Has a smoky oak aroma. Taste is very unique with little hops and strong oak and smoky malt. A lingering smoky aftertaste.
arkurzynski (1487) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber/bronze pour. Nose of salty smoked malts and caramel malt. Flavor is smoked meat/salty cheese that finishes with caramel malt and citrus hop bittering. Medium body. Smoke and pale ale flavors really meld together well with further drinking. Trail of salty smoke and candied citrus. Rather enjoyable.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Clear amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is mostly smoked malts with some caramel and toasted German malts underneath. Taste of smoked malts, leaves, sweeter malts and very mild bitterness on the finish.