jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tall boy can... light orange copper body, a big light tan head that sticks for awhile, not much lace... the nose is a bit amateur, mostly sweet, a bit of a weird wet dog and bo mixture, wet grains, no haps... the taste brings some hops but its more metallic than anything, generically sweet, not terrible but boring...ok
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Wolfesboro,NH. Poured a golden orange color with a one finger white head that fell into thin lacing. Aroma has light malt sweetness, caramel, and some herbalness. Taste has a touch of light cerial grain sweetness and some caramel that is balanced nicely with a hop bitterness that is slightly herbal and piney. Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth, with just enough bite from the carbonation.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma very reminiscent of SN Pale ALe except a little more of a carmelly note. Strong floral and spice hop notes. Pours a slightly hazy dark yellow with a really persistent, thick head. Again with the carmel notes, some alcohol and the hop bitterness throughout upon tasting. Not terribly dry. Has a big mouthfeel. Long finish.
BroSpud (1579) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24oz can. Multiple tastings. Pours cloudy golden-orange with a white head. Have had this several times at the brewpub in Conway but it took drinking it from the can at home to realize how good a pale ale this one really is. Citrus and sweet malt flavors up front with bitter hops at the end.
puboflyons (1818) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 24 flo. oz. can. It pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a huge, puffy head. The aroma is moderate in grapefruit-citrus and sweet malts but lower in hops. The body is fuller than many pales and quite creamy and delicate. The taste begins sweet and finishes with a pleasant hop bitterness. A nice pale.
brokensail (9825) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a thin layer of white head to go on top.
S: Some piney hops start things off along with a fair amount of floral notes to the beer. Lots of lemon going on, especially the rind. It’s got a bit of a lemon oil thing going on, too. Bready malts and candied orange peel are also there.
T: Surprisingly bitter, which dominates and sort of ruins the flavor. More of that lemon peel character along with the pine. The malt is definitely pushed into the background on this beer.
M: Medium in both body and carbonation.
O: Smelled pretty decent, but the flavor was just far too bitter. Not enough hop (or malt) flavors to this beer.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2011 On Draft. Cascade hops in both nose and flavor. Medium bitterness, light to medium body. Decent APA. Has some citrus notes and very weak malt as well. Kind of average but still not bad in anyway.
AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cascade hops in the nose and flavor. Medium bitterness, light to medium body with citrus coming thru from beginning to end. Decent APA.
johnnnniee (1947) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Newly available in 24 oz cans, very cool.
Pours a deep golden color with a good sized fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, lightly toasted malt, a little bready maybe a hint of earthy. Smells like a nicely balanced pale ale. Crisp bitterness right up front followed by some grapefruit and a bit of biscuit. Leaves a long lingering citric tartness after every sip. Very nicely balanced brew. Medium level of carbonation and body. Great little pale ale, I could see lots of these easy drinkers in my future. Now if you could just bring down the price of the Imperial Stouts that you bottled....
thornecb (4098) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Cookie, bread and caramel aromas. Sweet resin upfront turning to hay in the middle before the lasting hint of citrus finish.