bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle, no dating on the bottle that I could find. Served in a pint glass, this one was a gusher as soon as I opened the bottle. The head was huge and I had to let it settle down for a while before I drank it. The brew smelled mostly like citrusy (citrus peel, grapefruit) and pine hops, and some caramel and bready malt. I thought the taste was pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some tea, earthiness and dried fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s coating and is well carbonated. I liked this brew a lot, but at 5.5% it seems a bit strong for a "session" ale. But that’s not a complaint at all, however I would like to try this one fresher next time. I got this bottle from a friend so I really have no idea how old this bottle was. But it’s certainly worth a try!
rondphoto (2936) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY ---Clear dark amber, white head cover, strings of lace dots. Taste is a quick shot of caramel that is followed quickly by a solid hop presence that stays right through a medium finish that has an unsweetened tea thing going on the back end. A big brew for 5.6%, and light enough to have several.
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma was bready with caramel, citrus and pine. Flavor of pine, bread, citrus, grapefruit, caramel and had some fruitiness.
degbert (1398) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold with a high, pillowy, lacy, off-white head. Nose is tangerine, red grapefruit, and honestly not much else. Some hops up front, followed by mild citrusy sweetness. Carbonation is low. Finish is, again, mild with a little hops and an interesting fresh strawberry note. There’s just not a lot to this beer -- I kept wanting a volume control so I could turn it up.
DrunkSanta410 (645) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours Clear copper color with long lasting white head. Aroma is grainy, a bit of roast malts, a bit of a macro feel to it. I don’t get much hop aroma. Taste is caramel malts, grain, faint floral hops. Slight bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, but really doesn’t stand out. I wouldn’t seek this out.
Butters (3966) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear dull amber with minimal ring of offwhite head. uninspiring and dull faded earthy hops. Matly sweet, but with apple fruitiness. Maybe a fresh bottle would be a different story, but this one was pretty much old hop cracker and caramel. bleh.
miyauchi38 (769) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Tasted while in NYC. Pours a golden colour with thin head. Aroma is roasted malts. Not one of the best Session, but still decent.
Leighton (14304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Pours deep gold with a frothy, off-white head the aroma holds dried pale malts, biscuits, pithy citrus and a bit of orange rind. Light to medium sweet flavor with moderate bitterness, slight grass, pine needles, dry pale bread, so e lemon and tangerine pith light rind. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Decent balance to finish, more of the same character-wise. Nothing wrong here.
Christpuncher (2064) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a decent session pale ale. very malty and hoppy start with a malty and bitter finish. smells malty with some pine notes. pours copper in color with a thick tan head. had a 12oz bottle pour at home.