argo0 (11822) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop cloudy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some bread, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, bread, light caramel. Resiny medium body. With the relatively high ABV and the hoppiness, this definitely comes across as more an IPA or even an Imperial Red than an APA. Tasty though.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to Kirkpjr for this one. I poured the bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass it produced a large off white colored head that settled to a thick lace. The body was a hazy amber almost brown color. Which seamed off to me for a pale
Aromas hops and yeast were strong on this one. The flavor was interesting for a pale as well. I guess I just am used to better examples of the style. This one was really towards the sweet almost to malty for the style hence the darker color I guess. It had a medium bodied with good carbonation. It sure was another interesting brew to drink and the drinkability was ok
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark copper/amber (almost opaque) with a small off-white head. Aroma: tea, sweet malts (caramel maybe), fruit, pine & citrus hops. Taste carried out everything in the aroma; malt more of big backbone now. Medium mouthfeel (almost sticky). Nice bitter finish. Overall a very good beer... but not a Pale Ale (IMO); closer to a mild DIPA. This tastes very much like a Thomas Creek IPA.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is honey with some bitter notes. Appearance is a lite caramel with decent lacing. Taste is malty caramel backbone but with a strong bitterness. Palate is crisp and clean! Another nice (although not incredibly exciting) beer from this promising new brewery.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber. Aroma is slightly hoppy. Flavor was disappointing. Standard hoppy pale ale taste, citrus,hops. However, the flavor was not strong and the beer ended up being bland.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Hey, I got an idea! Why don’t we take an average/mediocre pale ale recipe, bump up the alcohol&hops (’current trends agree’, as s/he points @ chart), use a ball-less pot reference to market it (again points @ chart), and get this... we don’t even have to brew it ourselves (i.e. we can pay someone to do that too)!"
Too marsh? Probably, I really don’t know Kind’s story. I read their web page, whatever. .
bottle. There’s a citrus baby-bite but not enough to hide the funky offness that is the linger. The 6er was $11.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a small off white head and lots of nice lacing. Strong malt and hop presence, tilted toward the former. Sweet, caramel malt with notes of honey and fruit. Hops are citrusy. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is a bit thick, even oily. Strikes me as more of an English ale. Well made and drinkable.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours amber color with off white head. Aroma has some light fruit notes, caramel, and shows some oxidation. Medium mouthfeel. Funny. I just got done telling someone I have a hard time detecting metallic notes in a beer. Well, not this one. I thought I had sucked on a 25 cent piece after tasting this one! So there is some nice upfront metallic notes followed by some apple and sweet caramel notes. I enjoy it nonetheless.
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice copper hue, a nice white head which dissapates quickly. Attack is nice a malty, which fades to a nice hoppy flavor. Finishes with a nice, almost bitter flavor with some spice. Kind of like a spicy, more hopppy Fat Tire without as much biscuit.
beernovice39 (3216) - Montana, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with off white head. Scent of malts and flowers. Taste is balananced between the hops and malts, tasty. Nice and bready with a touch of spice.