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.
obguthr (4905) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange, moss, and soil nose. Hazy amber, thick yellow head.Grain husks, pencil shavings, whole orange. Lemongrass finish. Light body, easy carbonation. Nice balance, very good.
malvrich (131) - durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can into a chalice
Best by 12/24/2015
A: A gentle pour still yields a half inch of fine tight tan foam that lingers for several minutes and also laces thickly. Dark gold to pale orange color. Crystal clear but fine sediment is visible in suspension. Great looking beer!
S: Malty toffee with just a light hint of citrus. Orange zest. Aroma very light overall but the beer is very cold.
T: Citrus and pith bitterness upfront with a slight juiciness. Malt backbone just noticeable and gives a little balance.
M: Body is lighter side of medium and frothy but not overly so. Pretty short but clean juicy finish.
O: This pale ale has many negative reviews but I think itís pretty good. Local (to me) brewery means itís widely available, usually very fresh and never terribly expensive. All this adds up to well worth purchasing IMO and recommended.
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.from J. Emerson. Dark orangey color with cream head that dissipated. Smells perfumey and lightly piney with a metallic tongue. Flavor is very perfumy then the hops hit. Disjointed.
rondphoto (3170) - 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 donít be fooled - there is plenty of flavor. Nice standard Pale Ale.
Itzjerm (1850) - 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 (1618) - 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 (601) - 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 (1699) - 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 (9107) - 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 Iím sure Tom picked this up very recently. Rating it here now because itís 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 (12415) - 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.