hockeybeerguy (255) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance is a golden yellow/orange color with a semi-thick cream looking head that lasts about one minute. The beer has a light cloudiness and has a lacing that slides gently down the glass as it drinks. The smell is pretty malty with some light hops and some ever so light grains. The taste is slightly grainy with the malts coming back and brings in an ever so slight sweetness to it. The palate is medium yet balanced and smooth, and somewhat dry. Overall, this is a good beer that is very drinkable.
wsc3 (2) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent pub ale style. Nice and bready but not overpowing. Subtle and smooth. Great beer!
Reimer96 (855) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewpub, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Smell is floral fruits. Taste is a sweet malty flavor with some hops on the finish. Basic pale ale.
cfrancis (2022) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a copper, toffee brown with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and some specialty grains. Taste is light caramel malts and a small presence of hop. Fairly boring.
sharkbcr (86) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft ... Nice copper color. Malty taste, good interpretation of an English ale. Subtle hop finish.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m staring to find all the beers by thins company a bit thin and just falling short of hitting that next tier of good beers. This one is thin, but not bad. Caramel malty and floral taste, You detect some fruit, but all their beers have just hints of these ingredients. I say be bold!
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours light golden amber with a slight white head. Light citrus and caramel aromas. Med body. Thickish feel, so maybe towards full. There’s some caramel, and some citrus, but not all that much, and it’s really only bitter enough to avoid being sweet. It doesn’t have that roasty APA malt, and it’s not bitter in my book. Kind of like some of those other beers from Shipyard - KBC and Seadog. Like they didn’t want to use a lot of ingredients to make a statement.
callmemickey (1869) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Reviewed from notes (2008).
A: Clear golden hue... fluffy white head... no lacing...
S: Butter... bread... hints of caramel...
T: A pleasant combination of a bready base with caramel highlights and a soft hop finish...
M: Smooth and oily but the flavors are crisp...
swiseman (382) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nothing too special about this one. tastes of malty caramel, light molasses and maybe some subdued hazelnut. body and mouthfeel are quite light for the style. finishes with a good balance of malt and hops.
Duhast500 (364) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
The color is a clear orange/gold with a finger of foamy white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.
The smell is a little bit fruity with some pale malt aroma running through out. There is the smallest bitterness there, giving a small preview of things to come.
The taste is malty at 1st. There is a light pale malt taste mixed with some fruit flavor that leads into a small orange flavor with a dry earthy bitterness.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied and goes down pretty easy. A beer that is rather light in alcohol is very drinkable as well.