j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with a large creamy white head. Big fuzzy hops and a hint of skunkiness to it. Earthy and dank. Medium bodied, a bit of paper. Lots of earthiness, a good amount of malt. Nice crisp bitter finish. Pretty good overall.
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
light and caustic mothfeel with taste of something like citrus hop. tart and tangy with light carbonation and lemony like an alka seltzer. bottle date 3/11/11
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at People’s Liquor - Warwick, RI. I must say, right off the bat that I count the idea of bottling an unfiltered hoppy pale ale as up there as stupid. Trying to see through this unfortunate bias, I’m greeted with a nice potent grassy hop aroma and a mild, clean, fresh-tasting beer. Rich, full bodied and a reasonable pale ale. It’s even not lack luster, thin, flat and flavorless like most English Pale Ales that I encounter in the states. I appreciate that it has the best by date written right on the neck, so that I can know that while drinking this beer exactly two weeks past that point that it’s still holding on okay.
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Slightly hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Mild hop and caramel malt aroma with some hints of grass and hay. Mild bitter hops at the start of the flavor mixed with some citrus and floral notes. Very lightly bitter finish at the end with a light and lingering aftertaste.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had under the name John Durgin Ale. Lemongrass and hops aroma for this hazy gold pour. Hops, lemons and pine with a banana finish. Light and too carbonated on the ending for me.
rjplumer (765) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a nice fruity aroma that isn’t overpowering. It leaves a nice zing to your tongue between carbonation and overall taste. has a soft milky amber peach color. I am nicely surprised by this one. I picture this as a nice spring or summer offering. I would definitely buy this one again.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy peach pour. Fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is flowery, caramel malt, some dough, resin. Palate is light-medium. Flavor is grassy, some light grain, caramel malt. nice bitterness.
BeerFanDan17 (1039) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery in Boston. Hop aroma like crazy, but with a bit of fruit and maltiness.
scarletfire65 (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pretty, hazy golden copper. Firm 2 finger head. Aroma of citrusy hops, grapefruit zest. The palate is watery, light bodied, mildly hopped. Not too impressed at all.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no noticeable freshness date on the label.
Appearance: On top sits a good two finger head made from an aggressive pour. Under the head is a warm cloudy amber colored brew. As I drink it makes some slick lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a nice bready and yeast like character with a light fruity estery note. Hops are light for the style but they also add a little fruity citrus and floral character.
Taste/Palate: There is a simple but nice medium bodied mix of sweet bready malt and yeast with slight hints of hops and fruity esters. The hops pop out a little more deep into the slow finish. Its texture is smooth with mellow yet active carbonation.
Notes: This is a nice easy drinking and average pale ale.