Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium clear brown with white head. Intense smoky jerky aroma. Equally intense jerky smoked malt with rye and low hops. Very true to a smoke beer style. Enjoyable with smoked meats.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 09. POurs a light bright amber with a thin lasting off white head. Aroma is nicely smokey- not overly done- barbecue, smoked meats, light campfire- some cold smoked fish, good earthy spicy rye and nice hops. Flavor is earthy, rye with medium to low smoke, good herbal and lightly floral hops, toast, light sweetness, and a clean smokey and bitter finish. I was really diggin this for some reason.
TimE (4703) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color. A bit of smoked cheddar in the nose along with some citrusy hops - which really isnt a good combo, IMO. Mouth switches back and forth between hops and smoke. Slightly bitter finish. The beer is well made, but I will never like this style. I just don’t see how a pale ale and smoke can go together.