Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub
The Livery was pretty busy when we arrived just after opening. I spent some time examining the board and eventually decided upon this gem. I’d seen it a few months ago at the GTMW but never got around to trying it. I wish I had; it would have been perfect for the heat. It’s better than your average pale ale but didn’t blow me away. Still it was a great starter.
Aroma / Appearance - The hazy bronze body had just a little bit of lacing. Wheat, noble hops and grain form a simple clean impression that gets the job done than gets out of the way. You aren’t going to linger over this one as everything is obvious from the start.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, chocolate and peaches play against the bitterness that first hits the mouth. The fluid presence proceeds to coat every surface before a dry harsh aftertaste wraps things up. The hoppiness comes in the form of pine resin. I found this to a be little too agressive to drink too many of but then again how often do you find a pale ale that is too hoppy?
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy amber, frothy eggshell head, sweet carmel malt aroma balanced by earthy hops, sweet malt flavor with a sharp tart edge, nice bitterness into the finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter golden color with a medium white head. Aroma dominated by citrus and bready malts. Flavor is citrusy-floral hoppish with a nice dose of caramelly-bread malt. Smooth and highly drinkable on a hot day. Nice APA.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Anniversary Trip 2007
5/17/2007: Honey color, nearly transparent. Frothy off-white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is weak DME and citrus. Flavor has caramel/toffee mlts and a mild to moderate level of bitterness that grows with each passing drink. Slick texture. Soft and easy to drink Pale Ale. Nice.
Draught sample (5.25% ABV) at The Livery in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Tmoney99 (13475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.
Terminus (3570) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewpub-bright orange with a soapy white head. nice hoppy nose full of citrus rinds-grapefruit, pineapple and passionfruit. flavors are bright pine and some spicy hops as well (ha, there are german hops in there). not much malt to speak of-just some soft hop flavors which are very tasty. very crisp and refreshing pale.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ The Livery: Slight hazed copper color with an off-white head. Fruity apricot in the aroma. Sweet and malty flavor. Fruity with some caramel notes.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery: Orangy sunset hue with a good frothy head and nice sticky lace. The aroma has notes of piney and floral hops, citrus, and dusty esters. The taste starts with a nice crisp citric touch, light pepper, and yeasty character. This is a rather straight-forward APA, but quaffable. The body is a thin and watery, dry and dusty finish. A cross between a contential and PNW pale ale.