GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pale color. Light body. Flavors almost saisonish, but also kind of soapy--soapy glass or flavor? Hmmm....
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear light golden color. Aroma of grassy flowers. Taste is bitter lemon.
MadRobin (2505) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 3 oz. taste at Growler 's brewpub in Gaithersburg, MD. It was immediately obvious that this is not the same beer as the unremarkable Seneca Pale Ale that Growlers used to produce. The new head brewer confirmed that he was using a new hop recipe.
Hazy amber with an off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of citrus, caramel, yeast and pine.
Taste of citrus, caramel, light fruit and pine.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization with a smooth mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Crystal clear amber body topped by small beige head with nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some grapefruit/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, bread, orange. Medium body, some resin.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at GoG. Hazier orange pour. Nice lacing. Detergent nose with pumpkin spice- odd. Tastes brings more orange zest and sharper bitterness than the Trainwreck IPA. Lace lacing, more haze in orange. Palate is sharply bitter, almost abrasive. Not as easy to enjoy as the IPA.
Derek881 (1186) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had a 4oz sample of this beer at the 2012 Frederick Beer Festival. The beer had a cloudy amber-gold color with some sediment and a small foamy white head with little cling and retention, and some lacing. Its aroma featured a mix of citrus and grainy hops with some malty tones too. The taste was a touch sour and grainy, but also had some bitterness and a bit of sweetness. The beer was wet, not too full, and had low carbonation and was a bit thin.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and caramel malt with floral, fruity, and citrus hops, some resin notes, and fruity esters. Flavor is malt with heavy hops, medium bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Block (1829) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fairly good pale ale. Light flavor with a little more kick in the hops and malts than their lager. Smooth. Average.
robgibbens (424) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy muddy amber color. No head but poured to the top of the glass by waitstaff at Growler’s. There is minimal lacing. Bitter taste with a snappy finish. Actually, surprisingly drinkable.
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap, at brewpub. Pours a clear copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy film. The first thing that hits my nose is a slight bit of a buttery note, one of my least favorite greetings. There’s some mild citrusy hops and a toasty and lightly caramel maltiness below, but the butter is distracting. The flavor tells what the nose suspects. Under the mild citrusy and piney hops lies a sweet caramel malt base tainted with diacetyl that always makes me cringe. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation and a slightly clingy finish. Not so good this one.