jcos (1362) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Draft on August 14th at Smoke & Barrel’s Great Lakes XMas in August event.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange copper.
Aroma: Aroma is of faint smoke.
Taste: Medium bitterness, some malt balance, some smoke.
Palate: Medium body, quick finish.
Summary: A really enjoyable APA with some smoke undertones, my only fault with it is the aroma isn’t very strong.
emacgee (3749) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky nose with notes of cooked peaches and hay. Grassy bitterness with a lasting bite. Slightly meaty smoky note to the finish.
Thejay801 (12) - - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad ipa but not the best one I've had. Smells ok, and the flavor is good as an ipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice smoked beer, at Slow’s BBQ, Detroit. A light and welcome smoke. Deep yellow body. Lovely smell.
Chudwick (1576) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - pours deep gold with head and great lacing. Smoky for sure like peat. Slight hop kick. Light.
DrSilverworm (4106) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7oz on tap at Fifty West. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Good thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of soft, lightly slick finish. Good hop profile. Lightly spicy, and orange citrusy. Light caramel malt. I hear this is a smoked pale ale, but smoke is very subtle. This might be because I am standing next to a bonfire as I taste this. Moderate bitter taste, little sweet taste. Solid, hoppy pale ale. Sneaky amount of smoke... well-balanced, you could say
cheap (3659) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at mad mex. Looks like a yuengling. Smells like clean beer. Ooooo, the taste is quite strong at first. However, never makes it over the top. For a 6%, I guess its not coming on too strong after the session gets going. Yes, ass kicken but yet remains reserved. Indeed, a unique beery flavor. Finish is a tad medicinal.
merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smokey, Floral, Mildly Grainy
Appearance: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Smoked Bready Malts, Mildly Floral
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey, A Little Thin
hesselingj (3) - - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap. Looks great, smells great. Lacks in hops and mouth feel. Not only is the smokiness overbearing but so is the maltiness. When I saw it I thought it would be much better than it ended up. Would not recommend, even for smoked beer advocates.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours clear dark straw with off-white head. Nose is rauchy pale malt, hopcitrus. Tastes crisp with a well balanced smoky flavor paired with a nice hopcitrus and pale malt backbone. This one is smooth and flavorful, with a clean finish. The crew at Craft Ale House enjoyed this one, as did the King of Crambone.
dphoxie (103) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite smoked beer. I’ve had it twice recently and the smoke is a little too overbearing. Just too much campfire. The aroma is strong smoke too. I think the base pale ale would be pretty good with a less pronounced smoke. Probably just my personal taste on smoke beers, but this could be dialed back a touch.