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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The Hudson is an American-style Pale Ale, with a bright, hoppy nose, smooth mouthfeel and quick, light finish. This represents a great introduction to the world of hoppy beers and should whet the appetite of true Hop Heads for what is yet to come.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8478) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11783) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1339) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4318) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2011
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
Overall Impression: 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2010
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2010
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.

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