RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker gold with an average white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, pine, and citrus. Taste is malt, hops, citrus, grain, and spice. Enjoyable.
rcfunk (1) - - APR 12, 2012 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I really can’t say I enjoyed this beer. Smaltz has only recently made its way into the Austin, TX market. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. Taking the clever name as the cover of this beer, I recommend a soft chuckle then leave it on the shelf.
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark orange color, a little cloudy, some head that lingers nicely. Caramel malt aroma with a little citrus and grass from the hops. Taste is alright. Malt and bitterness balance pretty well. Not enough hops though. Mouthfeel and carbonation are good though. An ok session ale.
beeroverthere (81) - USA - APR 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Body: Big hoppy bitterness, some grass and pine
Finish: Spicy and dry
Mouth-feel/Over-all: Slightly to bitter for my falvor
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze colored and with a clean body, the thin and messy head portrayed a nice looking beer. The aroma reminded me of wet grass and honey with a floral hop bouquet. Light malts were in the taste and with a crisp hop finish this brew was full of grapefruit in the aftertaste. Indeed session-able.
Ibrew2or3 (7097) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper with light tan head. The aroma offers up sweet malts, some malt roastiness, a bit of nuttiness and then slivers of sweet dark fruity esters with some tingling spicy hops and molasses. The taste is similar with more malts than I was expecting with some decent malt roastiness, a bit of biscuit and then it flows into clean spicy to earthy to a bit pine resiny like hops. Into the finish some grainy malts make an appearance as do a bit of sweet dark fruity esters. Pretty nice level of hops that seem to be at about equal strength to the malts plus esters.
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, bread, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some bread, light caramel. Light-medium body, slightly watery, quite drinkable.
andyhwcinc (1516) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a cool early spring Tuesday afternoon. Appearance a cloudy amber with a rich off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma mostly of caramel / bready malt, not really getting many hops. Taste is also more malty than hoppy, more of an amber ale than a pale ale. It’s OK.
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a fairly clear, amber-hued body with a white, foamy head that’s just a bit creamyish. Bits of puffy lace on the descent.
Smell: Pale base malts, slightly bready, with just a bit of caramel overridden by zestfully spicy, citrusy hops.
Taste: Modest pale malts, lightly bready with a vague caramel trace to it and just a hint of apparent sweetness. Spice, citrus, but also a small helping of earthiness to sit with from the hops. Sufficiently bitter. Drying, thinning, zesty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I thought the previous Genesis Ale rendition was an above average American Pale Ale, and this certainly follows suit.
Leafs93 (1750) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is citrus, florals and caramel. A touch of pine as well. Taste is bitter with lots of sweetness on the end. Starts bitter and as you drink through it the caramel beces more and more predominate. Light mouth feel and very thin. Enjoyable and definetly an excellent session brew.