Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewery. Clear gold, foamy white head. Aroma of mild citrus and grass. Taste is also mild with more sweet malt it seems than bittering hops. Mostly light citrus and floral with a mild pine finish. Medium body and smooth carbonation.
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice orangish color. Aroma is floral hops, some caramel, and a hint of vegtables. Flavor of a classic pale, nice hop flavor.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz. bottle. The pour yields a slightly hazy, medium golden-amber body with a tall, pillowy head of thick, beige tinted foam. Lasting for ages, the head leaves dense, cloud-like clumps and sticky sheets of lacing all over the glass. The nose borders on offensive, showing vinegary ketchup notes that are hard to get past. A strong, tart earthiness hints at an unintentional brett infection gone horribly wrong. Whatever malt sweetness there once was seems t have been chewed up, and there’s hardly a hop within reach. Likewise, the flavor is a total whiff. Tart, earthy, bretty, and rife with sanitation issues, this resembles a pale ale only in color. It’s a complete and utter drain pour. I take one last sip to get a feel for the palate and I’m pissed at myself for doing so. The result is a thin, overly dry, astringent mouthfeel that serves as the straw that broke the camel’s back. I rarely do re-visits on less than stellar brews, so the folks that made this mess should have thought about keeping things clean the first time around. Awful beer.
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle poured a hazy straw color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a light sour citrus finish.
MeadMe (1284) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a nice golden orange with a small white head that quickly dies.
S: Nicely hopped aroma. Lots of citrus with milder notes of pine. Light malt sweetness hides beneath, but the hops are very powerful for a pale ale.
T: Hopped up in flavor as well. There is a nice caramel sweetness but it really is not match for the hops. We are not talking West Coast IPA here, but it is highly hopped for a pale ale. The hops are very citric, but there is a touch of sweet pine and even a little grass as well.
M&D: Medium in body, smooth, it drinks good.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours dark amber with plenty off white head into a tumbler. Hoppy aroma with sweet malt, lemon peel, biscuity. Starts with much more bitter hops than I would have thought; pretty citruisy overall but has some sweet malt through the middle of each drink to help it out. Finishes dry and very orange peely. Fuzzy on the palate with mid/high carbonation. Low body. Tasty.
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Nice. Not the typical pale ale. Way more acidic and less bitter than most. Nice and fairly sessionable. Nice balance.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light orange with an average to large, off-white head that kept a thin sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma was nice but a little weak. There was light caramel malt, moderate grapefruit and orange citrus hops, earthy hops and lots of fruit. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and rather acidic; while the finish was very acidic, lightly bitter and sour with an average duration. The medium body was dry with soft carbonation and a dry and moderately astringent finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a honey body with a white head. Pine y light metallic aroma. Grass pine, and a herbal tea like quality. A hint of honey. A good pale ale.
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma is sweet with malts, grains, earthiness, grass and pine. The taste is pretty smooth and refreshing with malts and a touch of biscuit to start and then moving toward a tasty thicket of pine, grassy and earthy hops. To midway and finish a tangy yet sweet up welling of citrus and esters joins in to provide added interest and balance. Nice pale ale.
keepersj12 (2630) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrus pine aroma. Pours amber with a lacing head. Flavor is nicely balanced with malty sweetness up front followed by a hop bitterness. Finish is dry and smooth. Good stuff.