GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at CK. Clear low haze orange. Small white foam. Nose is oxidized red apple slices. Taste is astringent, nutty, very watery with sweet white grape juice. Palate is powdery, bitter, nutty. Slightly harsh. Minerally. Uhhh.
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gsmitty80 (1941) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Great aroma of hops. Pour had a nice head with cloudy amber body, nice lacing through drink. Nice hoppy taste with a smooth texture. Tastes like a fresh hop beer.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from richdorchak, thanks Rich! Pours a clear darker gold colored body with an inch thick, foamy, off-white head that collapses slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is crisp hops and pale malts with a light bready sweetness balancing a mixture of herbal pines, citruses, and florals. Flavor is similar. Crisp herbal hops with some pines and florals giving off a light citrus with some pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon sticking out. Dry pale malts with a touch of bready sweetness to balance the medium bitterness before this completely dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Light body and a fairly lively, medium level of carbonation that helps with the crispness. Overall, a decent pale ale. Pretty well hopped with a decent hop mix balanced by a light, crisp pale malt backing. Nothing special, but enjoyable enough.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber pour with a small white head. Lots of herbal pine and citrus peel with scallion like onion notes and biscuity caramel malt. Too much toffee in the flavor for my liking- bordering on buttery. Medium body with a resinous and moderately sticky finish.
tastybeer (1837) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours darker orange with a nice white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of citrus, pine, biscuit. Taste is somewhat bitter, with pine/resinous hops, caramel, biscuit. Palate is soft, slightly oily, bitter finish.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden pour with aromas of bread or hay, and some citrus. Taste is semi-sweet, some soft bitterness and, not sure, maybe coriander? Dry, bitter finish, smooth, and light bodied. Great session ale. Very drinkable with plenty of flavor.
DiarmaidBHK (3675) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from leesburg vintner. Pours light orange with a half an inch of white foam. Some pineapple on the nose. Nice hoppiness on the tongue with a nice burst of hop flavor on the tongue. Very nice. One of the better pale ales I’ve had so far.
magsinva (947) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Leesburg vintner - pours a clear orange with a finger of white head. Aroma is slightly floral. Taste mild with a little bitter aftertaste. Overall, I like it, Very drinkable.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler pours light amber gold with a white head. Aromas are citrus hops and some floral. Taste is hoppy with citrus, floral and some herbal notes. The malts are thin and bready. Overall, a very good and sessionable pale ale.
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber with a small white head. Mostly hoppy aroma with slighter notes of bread and caramel. Well-balanced flavor, perfect for a Pale Ale. One of the top for its style.