argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Medium beige head atop muddy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape, . Taste is moderately sweet, grape, some grapefruit, light cereal. Medium body, some resin, light stickiness.
Travlr (8002) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bright golden, medium white head, tons of carbonation. Citrus aroma. Taste is bitter but not overly so, some summer fruit. OK.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear copper with an average, fizzy cream colored head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grainy, meal, cereal), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and dust. Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, meal, cereal), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach, dust, and lime. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly sweet nose, some light honey and citrus. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, some light citrus, light vinous white wine notes, some honey.
willblake (2624) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20100610 500ml bottle from State Line. Coppery amber with large, lingering beige head. Aroma is hugely floral, lavender, Ivory soap, with mild citrus/orange and light crackery malts. Reminds of some bottled English pales like Twisted Thistle, especially in that the yeast/hop combo comes across as slightly Orval-like. Some mild pretzel, sourdough maltiness. I really enjoyed this beer, but if I recall it cost about a zillion dollars because they had to use 20,000 gallons of fuel getting it to MD from New Zealand . Nonetheless, very tasty.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Deep copper colour with a good cushion of beige foam. Popcorn and caramel malt aromas are pleasant as is the nutty biscuit flavour. Dry on the palate with good mouthfeel.
hawthorne00 (1861) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a cream head. Aroma has pears, pine, grapefruit, crackers. Taste has a little grainy sweetness before quite sharp spicy and piney bittterness. Very dry finish. Boozy and not entirely harmonious.
Nickls (1659) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Murky orange copper; eggshell head. Candy, caramel, and lightly fruity hoppiness. Loads of caramel, slight toffee, stone fruit, and only slightly bitter in the finish. Medium, bit sticky.
ApisAles (1402) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange pour with a huge foaming white head. Aroma is citrus and fruit, lemon and pear. Malt is pretty grainy in the palate and the hops are bitter and citrusy, but not in any big way. Ok beer.
Jimthechap (1195) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Classic amber pale ale colour, clear and with a definite greenish-creamy white head that is leaving good lace down the side of the glass. The aroma isn’t nearly like what I was expecting. I was expecting an up-front heady hoppiness but instead got biscuity malt, almost cheesy Belgian ale aroma and very little hop. Odd.
I tasted it and ah, there they are. Sweet at the front with a grassy herbalness and then a return to that sweet malt and candy sugar. The finish offers a little bitterness but is otherwise mediocre. As an APA it is incredibly wide of the mark, but as a stand alone pale ale it would fall into the cheerful quaffer were it not for the highish alcohol content. Just what is this exactly?