PorterPounder (7404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boardman, OH - Vintage Estate Wine and Beer - 12 oz bottle. Light golden, sparkling pour, long lasting bubbly snow white head, Aroma has some funky apricot fruitiness, a touch of raw cake mix. Pleasant fruitiness to the flavor, some caramel sweetness, light hint of spearmint spiciness. Decently thick mouthfeel.
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose of pine and spice, earth, dark caramel; pour clear yellow-golden with an excess of carbonation and a large, rocky white head, weeping lace. Taste medium-strong bitter, dry, mineral character with a slight rubbery bite, relatively soft medium body bumped closer to full by the nice crisp carbonation, pleasant clean bitterness mixing with mineral water in the finish and long aftertaste. Touch lemon and coating, faint hint of rind, also just a hint of malt complexity that really helps over volume. Just a hint of vegetal from the hops, but otherwise very fresh tasting, pretty well-tuned and repeatable. Very much what the American Pilsner should have become! [2016.07.31: 3.4]
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and floral. Taste is grapefruit, grains and earthy.
rondphoto (4096) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Strong aroma of bitter grapefruit and malt. Nearly clear medium / light amber with an out-of control white head (you could eat it with a big spoon!), bulging lace bands. I can’t explain the head, maybe it’s getting old. Taste is highly carbonated malt that adds mild citrus hops as it moves through a relatively short finish. Simple and drinkable,....except for that head.
superspak (4742) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, pineapple, peach, orange zest, light pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, pineapple, peach, orange zest, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, pineapple, peach, orange zest, pine, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness. lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from a bottle. Kind of spicy, mild citrusy hop. Some plain bready watery malt. Clear orange color. Good thin white head, good bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Kind of slick texture. Lighter, kind of soft carbonation. Mild spicy bite in the end. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Kind of a strange pale ale.
cheap (5360) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2015
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, slightly cooler than room temp. Pillowy head. Mild hop perfume olfactory. A little less bitter than stronger IPA, but ipa ish none the less. Yes, quite hoppy bitter. Barely any co2. Sometimes I can’t tell the difference between a stronger pale ale and a session ipa, go figger.
pablo951 (646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it out of a bottle. Pours a golden clear hue (pilsner like) and a thin white head. Bland hop taste, with soft hints of citra, the aroma is non-existent.
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Grapefruit and tropical fruit. Clear gold with a decent white head. Grapefruit and bright bitterness up front with some pale malts and sweetness to balance. Very solid.
Luvystypotables (1688) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of grapefruit and dried fruit, light gold color short lasting head. Mild pleasant taste with a citrus and fruit flavor. A lasting mild grapefruit rind finish with just a hint of bitterness.