PorterPounder (5095) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warner Robins, Ga - Lazy Dog Growler - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, tight, snow white head that sticks around a while. Aroma has some yeasty accents, a touch of pear-like fruitiness. Nice light bitterness with a light citrus touch, some honey sweetness, a bit of cake mix sweetness. Mouthfeel has a nice textured feel to it. Pretty solid.
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Syrupy, sherry-like American caramel malt with limp spinach leaf and compost pile hop rawness and faint hints of pine and citrus. Medium body, low carbonation, acidic but still flabby. Bottle. Slightly oxidized.
cduncan14 (133) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grassy hops and bready malts make for a very traditional "beer" aroma. This smells much more like a pilsner than a pale ale. It’s entirely possible that the only difference is the yeast that was used. It’s a nice, clear golden-brown color. The taste is very clean and crisp, with a slightly bubble-gummy flavor to start, balanced by grassy hops and a certain pilsner crispness throughout. My issue with this beer isn’t necessarily the flavor, but the identification as an American pale ale.
jredmond (4854) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Linh. Pours a clear golden copper body with no head and thin white lacing. Aroma is plain malt. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of sweet malt, breads and vague hop. No good.
GTAEgeek (1022) - 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 (687) - 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 (2909) - 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 (650) - 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 (7421) - 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 (1251) - 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.