Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This had a clear straw/gold body with a modest, but lasting, head and left plenty of lace. The aroma was grainy with some citrus notes. The flavor was citrusy, mildly bitter, and balanced well with the pale malt sweetness. Easy drinking and quite sessionable.
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz blttle. Clear amber brew with white head. Aroma of sour hops, light malts, mineral water. Taste is light grains at the start with a nice hoppy finish, rather unique sour / spiciness to it.
monkeychugg55 (972) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange copper with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, hop flowers, and light citrus. Flavor is sweet at first, then goes to slighlty bitter and metallic, Some hops on the finish. Light body and sharp carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle–pours a big offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is soft fruit/slight pine, sweet light malt. Taste is herbal/pine hops, secondary sweet light/medium malt. APA or session EPA?
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at MDL in Overland Park, Kansas. Pour is a lightly hazed golden orange with a minimal white head. The aroma is caramel malt and citrus orange and grapefruit hop bitterness. The nose gets a bit dirty earthy as it warms. Taste is a nice bright citrus up front, blended nicely with the lightly sweet malt. Nice bread toast character comes out as it warms. Palate is light to medium bodied, nice unfiltered mouth feel, mineral dry and crisp finish. Bright, refreshing beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled 3/12/11. consumed 4/5/11.
clear. very orange shade of yellow with a small ow head.
smells kinda british spicy?...a little dank, sweaty yeast, light pine, floral, metal and woody notes in there as well.
the flavor is very metallic.... it doesn’t blow off like usual even after it sits for a while. also, noted are pale malt without the sweetness, wood and flowers. theres a light saltiness in the aftertaste.
sharply carbonated and crisp. not bad, just a little boring... although highly crushable. 6/3/6/3/13
rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I must disagree with some of the earlier contributors: I think this works very well. Maybe it isn’t as big or hoppy as others offerings, but it’s a pale ale, and compared to other pale ales, it measures up well. Hazy golden with a persistent head and good lacing. Sweet caramel malt mixed with floral hops works just as well here as chocolate-covered pretzels do as a salty/sweet snack. Easy drinking and not filling.
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy traffic light yellow beer with average floral and hop aromas. Intensely bitter but also a little sweet. Probably a result of adding rye. Too dry to be termed refreshing but not full bodied enough to be filling. Very funny to a Stranger from the Left Hand, but they could have chosen a better brew to make the joke with.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear pale golden straw with a small white head. Nose is faint citrus and pine hops with bready malt. Flavor very light pine hops and grainy malt. Crisp and light beer. Boring beer.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy yellow color with thin white lacing. Aroma has mild citur peel feel with a slight muskiness to it. Palate isnice for a pale ale. Nothing spectacular but a fine drinking beer.