BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great pale ale, eminently drinkable with great US hop flavour and aroma. Very well balanced too.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve never had anything from Moylan’s that wasn’t a double IPA or a stout, so this will be a nice change. It has a pretty clear, caramelized orange color for a pale ale, with your standard, everyday, cream-colored head. The nose is wonderful, though, with a slight, low/moderate-lovibond caramel grain sweetness paired up with some pepperminty green or hay-heavy hops - it’s really great for a standard pale ale!
The flavor is wicked... WICKED! There’s a really fantastic/weird/pungent herbal, plant-like hop flavor that tastes just like plant stems... honestly, it reminds me a little of cut flower stems or straight-up straw or hay. Looking for a very different pale ale? This one’s for you! It’s almost resinous, but fresh and leafy. I’ve never tasted straw/hay so strong before in a beer and it’s actually very good. The finish is decorated with a little caramel to counter-balance the interesting plant-like flavor - otherwise, it’s pretty thick-palated/bodied for a pale ale and a nice change from the humdrum.
llcooldave (1118) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight musky cardboard aroam with a touch of citrusy hops. Pours a clear copper color like a shiny penny. Toasted malt flavors followed by a minty citrus aftertaste. Overall, its tasty and drinkable.
PhillyCraft (3437) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at Capones, pours a very murky brownish orange color with nice white lacing, and small head. Aromas of spicy wood, malt, mustard, oranges, and other hop notes. Taste is much of the same but very weak and one dimensional. Reminded me of a less flavorful/drinkable philly pale ale from yards. Too ashy, bitter, and light bodied for my palate.
jmohno (1135) - Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to SS etched 1/2 pint Lager glass. Gold short head moderate to lower carb than average. Very clear.
Very fruity/citrusy nose.Fresh fruit like oranges/lemon... Some slight mineral.
Smooth and creamy at first but seems to go thin and flat.Some light carmel notes,hoppy dominate flavors,finishes with some mild/medium lemony rind/some pine also in bittering. Farily watery and flat in mouthfeel after the initial foamy creamy start. Hoppy but kindof bland. Grassy/grapefruit linger long lastingbittering Fits in more averageish but hoppier than average with good aroma.
Macegan75 (707) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Capone’s. Pours slightly opaque brown to burnt orange. slight head, nose is tangelos and bready notes, first sip is herbal tea like flavors like nelson hops. finish is slight citrus peal.
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, dark amber color, with a bubbly beige head, with a mild toasted, biscuity, pale malt, floral leafy, faint candied lemon peel hop nose, with some light orange, pear, mango, minty accents, and some hints of cedary, pineyness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice soft flowery citrusy, leafy, piney hoppy character, and with a some toasted, caramel, biscuity malty, lemon marmalade flavours, with a faint resinous, pine bark tree, minty undertone, leading towards a light toasty maltiness, good lingering citrusy, resiny, leafy, piney, cedary hop bitterness finish.
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is berries, malts and spices. The flavor is fruit, citrus and a spicy finish. A bit different for an APA, good.
davidm (1943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at cookie. Nice malt-driven pale ale. Aroma of nuts, with hints of caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
ipamonger (73) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber, and starts with a pop fizz head, settling to a fine off white head. Aroma of pine and slight citrus hops and malt. A faint antiseptic too. A creamy mouthfeel. Bitter, soapy taste, that carries in the finish. Beuh. SEVEN SIP UPDATE: beuh.