GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, dark, copper color, with a small, bubbly, cream-colored head. The aroma is butter toffee, resinous hops, and a little maple syrup. The flavor is very sweet, lightly bitter, and pretty spicy. Medium body, sticky, metallic, and thick. Overall, this is a very sweet, malty pale ale. Not as hoppy and bitter as most would expect, but a nice, interesting, and delicious beer.
sethdude (674) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brassy gold in the glass- thin head, no lacing. Aroma is sweat, breast malt with a very fain lemony note. Flavor is very subdued for the style- strong malty backbone gives way gradually to some peppery hops and a grassy finish. More akin to an English than an APA, and better for it, IMO. Refreshing.
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Comes out of the tap a dark honey-amber, not much of the ivory head but that is how the bartender poured it. Crisp, malty aroma has a nice and subtle hoppy undertone. Malty flavor is quite hoppy, almost like a good IPA, scarcely bitter and somewhat woody. Texture has average thickness and fizz, but leaves a nice malty and hop-woody finish. Grab a Cold One!
jw0406 (598) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours an amber/ golden color with a small white head. Aromas of bread, light citrus. Light bodied, a simple beer
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours chill hazy orange with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is bready carame malt, orange marmaladey fruit, hops. Tastes caramel malty, somewhat metallic, with finishing hops and tannins. This one was a "Meh" for the Earl of Ale.
chinchill (1013) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light amber with a modest head that has decent retention.
Quality of the malts is ok, but too weak for style. Hops and malts in about equal measure but too faint.
Flavor is a bit stronger but still a tad timid.
ttroha (105) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours amber in color with white head. Aroma of citrus. Taste is a bit watered down, but has hits of malt and citrus. This is an okay beer.
JHeath99 (303) - - AUG 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours transparent amber. Aroma of malts and a slight citrus hint. Taste of roasted malts.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a dark golden body, good clarity, with a white, sudsy head nearly two fingers high that settles fairly rapidly.
Smell: Toasty, bready, modestly grainy pale maltiness infused with some aromatic hop notes of zesty citrus fruits and spice.
Taste: Pale malts with a breadiness to it and a lasting toasted grain flavor. The hops lean fruity but there’s a spicy, resinous present. Bitterness leans a little on the mild side. A bit of late-breaking caramel, subdued sweetness. Drying, spicy, lightly toasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: As mentioned previously, the bitterness leans a little light, as does its overall body, giving a slight boost to its drinkability. I’d have another one.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber color with a creamy white head. Minimal aroma of bread, caramel, and fruit. Creamy body with light flavors of apple, caramel, and bread. Kind of watered down. Not much flavor.