AWISLguy (934) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Baltimore-Washington airport in one of the restaurants. Pours amber with terrific lacing, literally rings that lasted and lasted. Aroma is earthy and lightly malty. Taste is of some pine and pale malts. A bit thin and, really, not a lot of character.
TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden amber, well carbonated, small ring of lasting white lace in my small shaker. Nose is toasty, caramel malts an earthy hops. Flavor is similar with some notes of metal and lemon with a light bitter, toasty finish. On style and fairly on point despite its snore factor.
jw0406 (600) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a golden amber color with an off white head. Aromas of light hops, citrus, sweet malt. Medium bodied, refreshing
Bebum (141) - - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful, complex aroma.
Long, full body.
Dry but malty, bitter, hoppy.
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snoworsummer (1042) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Tastes like hops and malt. Smells like cereal and biscuits. Pours medium brown with a light head. Medium body and high carbonation.
strongpieman (1321) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colored pale ale, moderate hoppiness and bitterness, maltiness some what prevalent. Avg pale ale.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off-white head. The nose on this is fairly light - what I do get is slightly hoppy, but not much else. Taste is slightly bitter, but again, not overly flavorful.
Earlier Rating: 1/16/2013 Total Score: 1.9
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is very earthy and dirty. Taste is actually much the same. Somewhat disappointed in this.
Chudwick (1566) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle - pours amber/orange with small offwhite head. Nose is citrus and caramel. Flavor adds light resin and bread. moderately bitter with weaker sweetness. light to medium body. Refreshing. Decent.
kramer (4377) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a one finger frothy off-white head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is a bit lacking in hops, even for an APA, and thereís a good bit of crystal malt as well, which is a big turn-off for me. The flavor bears out the heavy handed use of the crystal malt, itís overly sweet and tastes of instant iced tea powder. Very minimal hops and bitterness throughout. This is just about exactly what I donít care for in the style. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Finishes a bit sticky and clingy from all the residual sweetness. I donít care for this one at all, which I find surprising because I usually find Heavy Seas stuff to be generally good.
keanex (1144) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before February 2013.
Appearance: The body is a clear dark amber to copper with a thin light tan head that has poor retention but settles into a foamy coating.
Aroma: The aroma is a bit mild, but has a slight citrus hop presence with grassy notes, mild malt presence. Nice balance.
Taste: This is nicely balanced, light malts with a slight tea and grapefruit hop presence. Very drinkable and an approachable pale ale. A bit tame though.
Palate: Medium bodied with crisp carbonation.
Overall: This is a decent pale ale, it wonít turn heads but itís worth drinking if offered. I would like to try this fresh and Iíll certainly pick up a variety pack again to try this. I have a feeling this may be a bit better than Iím drinking.