Shot (43) - Westerville, USA - AUG 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 Pours a hazy copper color. Thin head dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is reminiscent of a blonde Belgian ale. Fruity esters with clove. Up front flavors are spicy citrus, lemons, dried apricot, clove. Finish is sour citrus with perhaps a bit of anise and burnt orange. Flavors are complex, but perhaps a little too sour for my palate. This would be a refreshing beer for a hot day, but it’s not one to sit and savor.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel yeasty finish.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz waxed bottle, purchased from And Beer in Athens, OH for $1.75 no more than 3 months ago. Mostly clear darker amber orange color. Thin off-white head. Couple loose tiny dots of lace, not much really sticks. Dark sediment at the bottom of the glass. Caramel, spicy malt. Some apricot. Lemon. Light herbal earthiness. Kind of a light tart taste, moderate sweet. Pretty much no bitter. Not a good taste. Seems like something has gone wrong with this pale ale. Medium body, lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky in the finish. Not an enjoyable pale ale.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz red waxed bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Fruity, some spices, and citrus. Lighter tart fruit finish.
Scopey (4579) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at GBBF 2013, thanks to Fergus. It pours hazy amber with a small white head. The nose is toast, wood, leather, earth, brown bread and spice. The taste is wood, earth, resin, toast, light sweetness, caramel, dried fruit and touch of alcohol with a dry finish. Touch of sourness also. Medium body and average carbonation.
madmitch76 (12094) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
13th August 2013
GBBF Day 1. Bottle, thanks to Fergus. Light haze on this amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Light crisp palate. Sourish orange over a little creamy malt, thin. Mild minerals. Comes together quite well.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at GBBF ’13, 13/08/13.
Murky dark orange amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is tarte fruit, candied sugars, yeast notes, citrus fruit, grass.
Taste comprises earthy hops, grass, orange pith, yeast.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Pretty mediocre APA.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2013 drunk at home. Belgian yeast on this? Esters. It’s either that or it’s infected. Some ok malt, average hop. Nothing exceptional. I’d say this was a Belgian Ale, but what do I know. Drinkable enough.
mR_fr0g (1363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at gbbf 2013. Bright orange clear pour. Nose is spicy peppery hop semi sweet. Flavour is some metal grassy hop Munich malt? Good stuff nice palate.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at World Beer Fest in Cleveland, interesting brew, a pale ale for sure but a little sweet, at least the one I was drinking, decent.