seymour (1684) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at the St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival from bottle into sampler glass. Poured an amber color with creamy off-white foam and some lace. Fairly typical, nondescript, hoppy pale ale aroma. Complex malt flavor with a restrained, tangy hops bitterness. Light-medium body, average carbonation, fruity aftertaste. Tasty and well-balanced, but not especially memorable.
onceblind (5692) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear slightly dark golden in color with a thin foamy white head. Nose of biscuity pale malts and toast...very English and plain aroma, and I mean that in the best way possible. Taste was biscuity and citrusy, being both mildly bitter and mildly sweet. A perfect session pale ale with loads of pale cereal grain tones alongside a firm citrusy hop tone and some bready toast. The whole package is medium on body but also medium on flavor, being perfect for a casual sipper, citrusy and slightly rye-spicy. Nice pale ale essence with an everyday simplicity that’s slightly complex when you want to dive into it.
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Cardinal. Pours a white head, golden-light amber in color. The aroma is very "standard" for an american pale ale. Citrusy and fresh in the aroma. Generally a smooth drinking pale ale, like most others. All in all a decent ale.
AndreaDel (56) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Golden color and light white head. Nice fruity aroma, very dry mouth feel and very light body. Extremely drinkable but a bit too dry.
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pale yellow with a thin off white clumpy head. Nose is dust, floral hops, leather, malt. Sour maltiness in the flavor. Thin mouthfeel. Watery. Not much fun, and I really like most Left Hand stuff.
gunnar (6591) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy gold/amber with a small creamy white head. Very interesting sweet fruity and flowery hop aroma with some green apples as well. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter fruity hops, reminds me of the good british ipa, nothing over the top, just good all over.
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a hair below average, but a small ring of lacing is left.
3.0 S: Hoppiness is grassy with citrus undertones. Light neutral malty sweetness. Perhaps a touch of biscuit. Clean overall.
3.0 T: Just a touch of grassy and citrusy hops. Mild graininess and a touch of straw-like sweetness. Faint caramel flavor. Simple and not very intense, but good enough.
2.5 M: This I don’t really care for. Body is on the heavier end of light. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking any creaminess. Otherwise, smooth.
2.5 D: Not a bad beer, but definitely on the lower end of average. Worth a try just so you know.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-18-2012 22:33:33
daje (2757) - NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber body, small white head.
Light and a bit boring aroma, malty, some fruity hops but not by far as much as expected.
Taste is a tad better, balanced between malt and hops, but still a bit tame.
Kind of a sweet finish ends the beer as boring as it starts.
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Usually like IPA better, but this had a nice sweet aroma. Appearance was clear golden. Taste sweet at first then finished with a slight bitter on the palate. Overall a great easy drinking pale ale.
Sigmund (5796) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small sample, on tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Deep golden colour, large head. Lovely hoppy and spicy aroma and flavour - an excellent beer, as far as I could tell. Will rerate as soon as I get a bigger sample (had to drive tonight).