NCD (11) - - SEP 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery recently. This used to be hoppier or maybe my palate has changed. Not really a "west coast pale ale" as stated on their board but still okay enough to have a couple. Clear amber pour thin khaki head. Aroma is caramel, butter and light stale hop. Hard to believe this is fermented w/ chico yeast as the diacetyl is a little aggressive at times.
rondphoto (2888) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ The Great Room / Lynchburg VA --- Clear medium amber color, ivory head cover, stringers of lace. Good looking. Taste is mild malt with carbonation that adds medium hops on the swallow. Light and easy drinking, but don’t be fooled - there is plenty of flavor. Nice standard Pale Ale.
Itzjerm (1678) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt sweet no hop at all. Not very impressive. Not west coast at all. Not much aroma ok mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
strongpieman (1598) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Cloudy copper color off white head. Musty and off malt aroma, not pleasant. Carries through to the taste ... Nothing pale ale here. Label said 4 months old if right.
tightslice (429) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from somewhere in GA. Aroma is light citrus, mild hops. Taste is the same. Drinkable but definitely not approaching anything close to a West Coast PA (as advertised).
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Solid no nonsense hop forward pale. Nothing great, but no main detractor. Citrus and slightly grassy.
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can, thanks to tmoney99 for giving this to me about 2 weeks ago. Bottom of can reads best by 02/12/15 it looks like, but I’m sure Tom picked this up very recently. Rating it here now because it’s likely an accurate representation of what consumers can find on the shelf. Hazier orange color. Finger of off-white head, kind of white. Good ridges of lace. Good citrusy hop to it, kind of spicy, touch of metallic. Some biscuity malt, mild caramel. Moderate sweet taste, lighter bitterness. Medium-plus bdy. Smooth, kind crisp lighter carbonation. Slick texture. Significantly better between bites of my pizza, pretty damn solid really, nothing off about it noticeable when masked with food. Solid hoppy pale ale - great fresh, probably. Bit of staleness kind of holds things back a bit here, though. Not as much as expected, though.
Tmoney99 (11903) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex hop and earthy aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. This beer met my expectations.
Emeister84 (1556) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas are bready, kind of like sourdough, grainy, and limey citrus. Slightly hazy orange-copper with a somewhat lasting white head. Dry, pretty well balanced, a little doughy, some notes of berry candy. Light-medium bodied.
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Amber, very slight haze. Decent head. Smells a little oxidized; the hops are there but not really punchy. Not really outstanding or memorable but a decent beer I wouldn’t mind having a few of. A little diacetyl as it warms up; not too bad at this level in the beer.
Huhzubendah (2996) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can shared by RussianDragon.
Copper body, slightly hazy with a thin off-white collar. Fruity malt, a bit buttery. Mild hop character with a light bitterness. The diacetyl aspect really detracts from the flavor. Mediocre.