KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a slightly hazy golden amber with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that had great retention and lasting throughout producing thick sheets of lacing.
The aroma was to say the least nice and hoppy of a pine hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with nice strong notes of citrus and caramel.
The taste was bold and bitter with a hint of caramel at first then became extremely hoppy with a real nice dose of citrus at the end. The flavor lasted a really long time allowing for full enjoyment of this beyond hoppy brew.
Mouthfeel was just a bit beyond light in body and dry in texture with a nice prickly carbonation.
Overall this Pale Ale is by far one of the better ones out there. If I did not know any better, I would have taken it for an IPA.
GTAEgeek (1223) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Bubbly gold color, with a medium, frothy, beige head. Lots of lacing. Strong orange juice aroma, and some caramel, sourdough, and straw. Sweet and malty flavor, with a nice, smooth bitterness. Light to medium body, smooth, and a little grainy. This is a very nice, smooth, easy-drinking pale ale. Great hop aroma, and an amazing, well-balanced flavor.
CelticBrew (786) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle a clear orange/amber forming a soapy white head. Aroma was of floral hops and some slight citrus notes. The taste brings forward some more of the malt. Flavour overall is malty, bitter, citric, piny and a bit fruity.
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle pours a clear orange with loads of frothy white head. Nose smells infected. Carbonation sure says so too. Aroma of dusty couch, dried orange peel, a little cheap wine, some cardboard. Flavor is bitter, astringent, tea, malt, cardboard, dried orange peel. Astringent finish. Something’s wrong.
Darwenus (552) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Clear, dark yellow color. Not much head, splotchy lace. Smells bad. The smell reminds me of rotten onions and butt. This stuff has a real funk to it. The taste isn’t very good either. Malt forward, but the malt is sour. That butt presence is there, too. Someone must be washing their butt in the tanks.
solidfunk (4008) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The faux pretense of the faux beer scene. I don’t know. There’s malt and not much else here. Comes together randomly. Malt is kind of sour without the good profile of an EPA. On tap at DC Summerfest.
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at Natty Greene’s in Raleigh. Pours a copper color with white head. Citrus, orange, grassy, hoppy aromas. Grassy, citrus, bitter flavors. A really nice balanced pale ale.
Enwiebe (128) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/24/14. Draft at Carolina Theatre. Solid pale ale. Light nose and thin lacing. Strong hop mouthfeel. Darker hop notes than W Coast style.
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PourBoyJones (12) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
awesome beer. Laura's favorite. Good flavor. Buy more. And stuff like that.
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Lowes in Hickory. Gold pour with a huge white head that eventually subsides leaving sparse stick. Aroma of floral, citrus and bread. Tastes are along the same lines with a little peppery spice in the mix. Lightly bitter. Not bad, but not particularly noteworthy either. 6.6
unclemattie (4187) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, green label (S). Pale color, lots of floaties. Aroma of pale cereal grains, light hops nose. Smells bready. Well balanced. Tastes of pale malts, nice citrus hops. My favorite out of the Natty Greene beers I picked up at Trader Joes. (3925)