ALLOVATE (2721) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much to look at; pours a light amber with shy, sparse carbonation and bright as bright. Sloppy white pad dons it, holds well but leaves mere hairlines of lace. Piney, slightly acidic, lemon and lime zest on the nose with undertones of burnt toast and doughy malt, honey and herbal tea - unexpected. Quite nutty in the mouth, again a pronounced burnt toast flavour comes through levelled by notes of fresh baked, grainy wholemeal loaf and a solid dose of peppery and raw fresh hops. A little fruit such as lychee, lime and pear develops in the tail. Drops off all hops, medially bitter and very clean and short. The tea plays in, as does the sweetness of honey as it warms. This is interesting stuff, I like it. Comes across more English than American. Fits the session ale bill for me nicely, and I like the story of the Aussie border collie. (12fl/oz, BB 22/05/11, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
clevelandbruno (58) - Half Moon Bay, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The only thing good about this beer is the story behind the history of this beer. Itís a cute story of Might Arrow who used to roam the brewery and blah blah blah but other than that, this brew is nothing to brag about.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Kellys ABQ NM-on tap-pours a rich off white head and gold color. Aroma is herbal lemon merange/spice, some light malt. Taste is herbal lemon merange/spice, some light malt with some sweetness. Semi drying finish.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful pour into Estrella Damm tall pint glass. 2" off-white head, dark gold beer. Soft, sweet aroma with the lightest touches of banana and pine. Flavor is full, mouthfeel balanced, finish light. Hops are in check. Nothing earth-shattering, but pretty nice.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Callahanís Pub. Poured into a Shaker.
Large amount of frothy white head that lasts and lasts leaving excellent lacing. Color is light orange.
Aroma is a light amount of malt. Toffee and honey. With a light amount of flowery hops.
Light bodied with an oily texture, it has lively carbonation and almost no finish.
Palate is lightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Overall, it wasnít too bad. Nothing I would seek out but maybe something I would buy on a discount rack at my local bottle shop.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Golden and crystal clear. Creamy white head that clings to the glass. Papery and spicy hops aroma with fresh cut grass, a little grapefruit, apricots and citrus. Much more of this in the flavour. Lots of hop flavours but little bitterness. Texture is papery but not particularly dry. Very nicely balanced beer. Really nice.
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Frothy head soft carbonation deep gold pour aromas fruity hops honey sweetness treacle strength even floral flavour citrus mild medium ibu toffee taste more than honey this pale ale like the namesake straight tasting and sharp at the aftertaste with citrus floral toffee honey medium bitter tasty
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. btl. Pours light amber and clear with citrus notes; very simular to an IPA. Body is full and lively with medium to heavy bitterness, depending on your taste buds. The finish is long and full of life and quite refreshing. Great beer and taste.
Oscbert (1165) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
~Big citrus grapefruity aroma with biscuity malt background.
~Pours clear gold with lasting white head. Good lacing.
~Citrusy grapefruit flavor well balanced with toasty biscuity malt.
~Med body, med CO2, lingering citrus bitterness.
~Basic pale ale. Nothings ets it apart from all the others.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden amber with a smallish white head that recedes slowly and leaves decent lacing. The aroma has some crisp grassy hops with hints of citrus. The taste is a very crisp citrus and malt mix. Good combination and balance here. Finishes with a little crispy bitterness that doesnít last. Extremely drinkable as it is very light which also means that there is not an overabundence of flavor. Good sessionable beer.