aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma - Herbal, malty undertones.
Appearance - Clear and golden in color.
Taste- Malt sweetness not quite kept in check by the bitterness. Very little hop flavor. In past years this beer has been hoppier or at least I recall it being hoppier. Regardless of my memory, this beer needs a bit more hop flavor.
Palate: above average carbonation with a medium to light body, finishes a bit sweeter than Iíd prefer.
Overall: Not as good as my first impression of this beer. I had this beer at least two or three times last year and was impressed with itís flavor. Itís a pretty bland APA and I would not recommend it this year.
foxo82 (729) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Brother Martin. Mild citrus aroma but thatís the best bit. Grassy, cardboard malt with just a hint of bitterness. Too watery and bland to leave a telling impression.
kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear yellow gold body under a small frothy white head. The nose is fruity and floral with some light tropical notes and a minimal malt impact. The flavor is slanted toward the tropical notes, minimal bitterness. The malt base is rather thin and weak, and it comes across as rather watery. Light bodied and thin with soft fizzy carbonation. Not into this one all that much.
pricey290483 (512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from ales by mail not much on the aroma . orange copper in colour slight white head quite sweet on the taste with a little hop kick a very slight bitter finish a nice beer
Desverger (2530) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from We Brought Beer, Balham, London - golden amber coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is light fruity grassy and malty, some faint citrus hop, watery body, pretty bland and subdued (Note this bottle was a month over best before) but still cant imagine it being any punchier "in date" (maybe a re-rate here)
zacgillbanks (2620) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Bright golden coloured with orange marmalade and burnt toffee flavours followed by a smooth pine and citrus finish. Very nice but slightly thin in the body.
undercurrent25 (1518) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale colour. Taste is hoppy with some tobacco, oily on the palate, not a bad beer
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light gold color. Aromas caramel, light fruity ester and hay. Flavors of light straw, light caramel, some grass and slight floral. Medium sweet. Light in flavor and complexity. Average and mainstreamed all around.
popephred (261) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. The pour produced a crystal clear, light amber body with a rocky white head of foam, which diminished fully with some moderate lacing (The clarity of the brew gave me pause, thinking this might be a watered down ale). The aroma of the ale was yeasty, with light hop notes. A medium mouth-feel, with crisp carbonation. The bitterness of the hops is the dominant taste, making this a dry ale, with some hint at the sweetness of the malt. As advertised, there is some note of spice in there, though I think it would be quickly muddled if served any colder than the suggested temperature (my sample was at 57.5F). A little bitter for my liking (not much of a hop-head, sorry), though not bad.
Bosco (189) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost clear pale golden amber.Thin head and lacing.Oily, thin palate, metallic.Not a horrible beer but lacking much. Expected more from the LHBC.Results are possibly due to consumption after best buy date but seems on par with other reviews.Best buy date: 09/18/14Consumed: 11/08/14
sawbuck (373) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very faint aromo of some hops, floral, and citrus. Pale gold in color with w thin white head. Thin sweet malt up front. Sweetness fades quickly. Notes of biscit and bread. Peppery bitterness comes in, fairly mild. Finish is a light bitterness. More like a pilsner than a pale ale. Watery mouth feel.