Meilby (8478) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Iron Monkey, Jersey City, NJ
Pours cloudy dark golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, fruity hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A problematic pale ale rotting within the bottle.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh about 1 month after purchase. Dropped by my place by dand645, thanks Dan
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Off-putting nose of wet dirty rug, ripe fruits and old stuff. That smells reminds me of walking in my grand-parents place when the grandmother was cooking a dessert. How long has it been since you opened the windows grandma? One month? I love you 40 year old shaggy carpet grandma. Taste is grainy malts, bread mold, ripe apricots, rotting flowers, watered down caramel and then the whole thing is filtered through my sweaty underwear. I wish this beer wasn’t tasty but it is. It’s strange how the beer felt fresh yet the flavors were all rot/sweat related. This beer is a mess. Another crappy beer from New Jersey Beer Company. This brewery has as much future as a male stripper in Iran.
bhensonb (11783) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours medium amber with a frothy/fizzy off-white head. Aroma is sort of earthy/floral with underlying caramel. Med body. Starts earthy, gets some malt after the carbonation lifts off. No question it’s bitter. Unusually earthy to me. We’re talkin mushroom, not funk.
williamherbert (1339) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sugary English ale malts. Pale, chlorine. Strictly average.
The appearance is cloudy, hazy golden yellow. Cool jetsam of carbonation. Decent slushy white head.
The flavor is flowery, herbal malts. Touch of patchouli. English crystal malts, toffee and mildly roasted rye flavors. Actually kinda complex. These spicy almost wood-like malts set the tone.
The palate is creamy English ale. The aroma doesn’t foretell this pleasantly sweet English pale.
ben4321 (4318) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Draft at the Hoboken Turtle Club, 12/18/10
Aroma: The nose is mostly grainy with a little caramel malt as well
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear copper color with a small off-white head
Flavor: The taste is mostly malty, some grainy sweetness, light citrus hop presence
Palate: The body of this one is fairly light, a touch on the metallic side, average carbonation
This was my first taste of something from the New Jersey Beer Company even though its just a few miles down the road from me. Anyway, I wasn’t particularly impressed, this was basically just a boring pale ale. I’ll give them another shot, but I hope their other offerings are a little more inspired.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of jtclockwork. Pours gold/copper with a lasting rocky head. Smells of earthy hops, metallic, some caramel splashes, perfumy, floral, grassy. Tastes of light spice, citrus, peppery, metallic with a smei sweet finish.
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper and clear golden color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of toasted grains, earthy and card board. Tastes of caramel, citrus, grains.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aromas and flavors of grassy hops, citrus, and caramel malts. Standard pale ale but lacks any real hop flavor.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @Doughertys-pours an offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt-caramel/bready. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel/bready, 2nd herbal/citrus hop. Easy.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear copper with salt crystal type-sediment and white head. Aromas of caramel, grass, citrus. Flavors of caramel, toast, earth, citrus, cardboard. Drier finish. Oxidized taste. Very little hoppage. Medium body with slick mouthfeel and moderate, soft carbonation. More English than American pale ale. Just because you throw in some Cascade, doesn’t make it American.