TATE (346) - Lubec, Maine, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a bright copper color with thin white head. Bready aroma. Mellow malt flavor is quickly taken out by a citrusy hop bitterness but just a touch, not a lot of hops but well balanced. Finishes dry. There was a hit of metallic flavor which I’m sure is not supposed to be there. I like all of Gritty’s products and like this one as well. Not as highly hopped as most APA and seems more like an English pale ale.
Leighton (13405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Portland branch. Pours clear gold with a fine, creamy white head. Grainy malt nose, some leaves, orange rind. Light to ,Edith sweet flavor, mild bitter pine needles, some leaves, a bit of ripening orange. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with very faint citrus, leaves, pine. Again, a very basic beer.
rocbyter (1928) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light malt aroma with a mild crispness. Clear golden color with a medium white head. Sweet mild apple flavor in the beginning that last until the finish. Bitterness in the finish and ending. Light palate.
dlovell2 (1092) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Pours cloudy copper color with white head. Malty aroma with some floral hops. Malty flavor with some caramel, some mineral chewiness, and then slight hoppy finish. Nice brew. Miss the old logo.
rondphoto (2654) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear medium copper amber with a thin head and no lace, The taste is caramel malt with a generous infusion of carbonation, adding hops late in the palate until fading all flavors in an oily finish. This is disappointingly heavy and bloating for such a low abv; I can drink it, but I don’t think I would choose it.
czar (5257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap at brewpub. clear pale golden with a small white cap, some retention. pale cereals, sweet malts, bit of booze (!), shy hops - herbal and a hint of citrus. moderate carbonation, light body - not watery, bland herbal finish. blah.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Nice copper colour, good tan head. Bready and floral aroma. Taste is bready, caramel, copper, mineral water. Body is a little too thin and watery. Overall, decent, standard.
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Ed5388 (2454) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a dark copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is toasted biscuity malts, some caramel, and hints of hops. Taste is similar to the aroma. On the malty side, but it does have a nice spiciness in there as well, and some hops in the finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2541) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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 (3) - South Carolina, 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!