grundsow (107) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At $34 a case I expected so much more! This is ordinary, run-of-the-mill ,lawnmower beer suitable for a red Solo cup. Reminiscent of Genesee Cream Ale. Not offensive, but nothing to crow about. Oh how I wish I would have read the reviews here first!
BeckyPez86 (11) - - APR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber colour with a beige head, some light lacing. Aroma is mild toasted grains, caramel malt and mild earthy hops bitterness. Taste is the same. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bitter finish.
edwardbass (621) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not so good. 12 oz bottle. Aroma is wet brown paper bag. Taste is one dimensional and nondescript bitterness with a metallic note. A little bit of malt in there that’s kind of bready. At least I can say I tried it!
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. From notes, because internet outage.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a three finger off-white shade, featuring plenty of hallmarks I look from a ’hoppy’ pale ale: good retention, a rocky texture suggesting a healthy hop profile, and a lot of lacing left on the glass.
S: This seems to be a very floral brew. I actually like how flowery the hops are, to be honest. After a while, the malts come through, and they’re pretty standard fare - they’re mostly caramel and nuts. Still, this is a genuinely good aroma; I’m reminded of Anchor’s Liberty Ale, which is a compliment.
T: The first flavors that hit the tongue are clean caramel malts, with most of the hop flavor arriving on the finish. Actually, there are no hop flavors - it’s all bitterness. Bah. The aroma at least suggested some nice floral notes, but they aren’t to be found here. In fact, there isn’t much flavor to begin with; hell, what flavor there is seems somewhat plasticky and unpleasant.
M: It has a decently dry bite to finish it, but is also too heavy in feel. Carbonation is moderately powerful. Still, this should be very drinkable, and it just isn’t.
O: I hoped this would be a pleasant surprise, but nope. It tastes exactly like I feared - a bland, subpar crafty brew. Next!
hfmejias (938) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, amber, small off white head and spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, malts and a slight touch of hops. Taste is slightly sweet, some cereal and a slight bitterness. Not bad, quite drinkable.
Maxbier (651) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2015 Dark copper pour with big tan head. Aroma of creamed corn. Bread and butter and creamed corn. Slight bitter hops. Finish is bitter with a little sweet malt.
bkurtz (955) - PERU - AUG 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden/amber with frothy, fairly long lasting head. Aromas of citrus (orange, lemon) and caramel, nice. The taste is disappointing, unbalanced with a dry finish.
AmEricanbrew (6231) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bright bronze color with ivory head. Subtle floral, herbal hop, sweet malt aromas. Light bodied with average co2. Toasted malt, caramel flavors with mild to medium bitterness--- nicely drying finish___not bad.
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nose is a moderate diacetyl, mostly bitter with some popcorn. This is just a train wreck of poor fermentation character and an overly bitter beer.
DrewFace (944) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mostly clear deap amber color with foamy white head. Light hop aroma, earthy, light dank, pale malt, not much. Malty, semisweet, light metallic notes, caramel notes, muted hops, mild bitterness.
SamP01 (616) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep rusty brown with a medium beige head, some light lacing. Aroma and Taste is mild toasted grains, caramel malt and mild earthy hops bitterness. A medium body palate with moderate carbonation. Finish same as taste. This seems more lager than pale ale. Overall an ok drinking beer.