fiercepanda (544) - Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy orange-brown beer with a very small beige head. The aroma is musty, citrus, and pine. The flavor is floral, pine, citrus, and surprisingly malty.
Drake (8547) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from pepsican. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts with a faint floral hoppiness. The taste is toasted caramel malts with a citrus hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent,
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought a 12 Fl Oz bottle of this (multiple times) from Maroney’s Lounge in Des Moine, IA for $4. Poured from the Farm/Scenic labeled bottle into a 16oz Pint Glass every time. Not a single bottle had a freshness/Born On Date.
Aroma- Had a sweet and very bland aroma. Some floral/earthy hop presence but all very easy. Malt came up strong as well.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, frothy head with good retention. Has a very dark copper colored body and leaves an array of suds behind in no pattern.
Flavor- All very sweet and malty upfront. Has a medium amount of hops but the malt seems to dominate any flavor that comes out. Light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and bites just a bit on the palate with what seems to be hops!?!? No way!
Overall Impression- When the bartender said they had only 1 IPA in their line-up, I wasn’t ready for it do be an "Iowa Pale Ale". Lol! Bit of a mix-up but this pale ale was nice. Needed more hops all around to make it an APA and seemed more English style in every category. Nonetheless, enjoyed over 4 of these in the course of the weekend since this was the best beer at this neighborhood bar we came to 3x.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden caremel and orange color. Thin head. Moderate hoppy nose. Nicely balanced malt and bitter hops. Refreshing and tasty. Light dry finish.
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There are notes of spice/earthy/fruity hop character, bready/grain malt character. A malty IPA with very little hop character.
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has a good amount of an earthy bread note backed by a light pine note with a hint of backing grass. Flavor has more of a citrus note with a good amount of backing grain with a hint of underlying bitterness.
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has it in a bottle. Thx booze dude. Expectations were low. Turned out to be enjoyable. Mild hops and malty flavor. Easy drinking pale ale
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Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Millstream Brewing Company beer garden. Maybe it was the fresh pour from the tap, or maybe it was the weather, or something like that, but I really enjoyed this on my recent Sunday visit to the Amana Colonies. So this is a relabelled version of Warsh Pail? It seems better to me, a fuller body, fuller mouthfeel, and more hops. The body is medium copper colored with a light khaki head. The aroma has some just-sliced grapefruit and light bread crust. There is also some nutty character. The taste has some out-of-the-oven bread crust with some light orange peels behind that. Very quaffable and quite likeable, a decent ale from Germans in Iowa.
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2012
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Roasted malts not good. Aroma less present and thin head. Say random bad stuff. Okay, it’s crap. I didn’t like it much at all. Who roasts malts in a pale ale anyways? I once had someone try to tell me that the "pale" doesn’t mean color, but something about extra hoppiness, I was like, "wut???"
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally reviewed: 5/14/09. Pours a deep copper orange with a decent 2-finger ivory head on top. Minimal retention leaves some decent sip rings and sticky webs on the glass. Nice. Smells like biscuits, caramel, and floral hops. Pleasant.
The mouthfeel on this is overly carbonated. This is extremely spritzy and biting. I’m turned off by this. Flavor is slightly of caramel at first, mixed with some bready, husky flavor, but this turns quickly to a sour, slightly astringent flavor. This is different I must say. Not bad, but not that great. Glad I had the chance to try it though.