milewide (1896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful blend of malt sweetness, body, and favorful hops. Extreme hop bitterness was absent. Clear amber color with modest head.
csaso (1895) - Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - small foamy head, medium amber/orange color, earthy hop aroma and flavor, with a good size sweet malt backbone
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Light grapefruit; very slight Myrcene from the Simcoe (I’m guessing) with a touch of crackery malt. Appearance: Light copper pour, leaving a film of sticky white head. Flavor: Grapefruit is balanced by crackery malts; a touch of Myrcene rounds things out. Palate: Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Middle of the road for me, just seemed muted and understated.
TheHOFF43 (1857) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a nice copper with interesting looking head. Aroma was definitely hops. Flavor is floral hops with a steady malt backbone.
Bif (1833) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice amber color with and off white head and some lacing. Aroma is a mixture of malt and citrus with a bit of spice and fruit in the background. Taste of malt, citrus, some spice and bit of fruit. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body and smooth texture. Easy drinker that goes down way too easy.
trapped (1780) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear light amber appearance, off-white spongy head with good retention, slight herbal aroma, slightly bitter-sweet taste, abrupt finish, long lasting hops flavor on the palate.
mcox90 (1765) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from jcwattsrugger, thanks John. Pours to the darker side of amber/orange with a thin white head. Nice floral hop aroma. Touch of rye in the flavor, but mostly more floral hop with a bit of bready malt. Medium bodied with a quick bitter finish.
andyhwcinc (1729) - 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.
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours an amber color with a fluffy off-white head. The aroma shows a mix of caramel, toasted grain, and citrusy hops. The flavor doesn’t really offer any surprises; slick sweet malty body with caramel and dough, a bit toasty, a note of vanilla, with bitter citrus hops to balance it nicely. This is just one of those no thrills but overall pretty solid Pale Ales to kick back with.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled in a small bottle. Pours bright orange and has big time malts. Just a little bit of spices that are nice on the palate.