KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) off-white fluffy head that reduced to a few puddles and a medium collar of residue, producing some excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was kind of light with a grain malt, floral hops and a mild earthy yeast and had notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was lightly bittersweet with a mild caramel note at first, then became intensely hoppy and quite bitter with a nice hint of citrus towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with the nice bitter hoppy taste left to linger.
Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a dry oily texture and a almost prickly carbonation.
Overall an impressive Pale Ale that had more of a hoppy flavor than I expected...
fiveacestx (907) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - light brown pour, earthy hops, dank, somewhat metallic and dirty. Malty at the end.
Minnbrewer (28) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pale ale. Malty without being sweet. Perfect hop balance with excellent flavor. No overpowering aroma like some. Crystal malt is noticeable yet blends into hops on the tongue. I like this beer.
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obguthr (5311) - 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 (191) - 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 (1547) - 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 (3621) - 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 (2062) - 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.
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strongpieman (1644) - 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 (787) - 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 (2021) - 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.