rondphoto (4057) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light golden amber with a big-bubbled head and tiny dots of lace. Typical hoppy pale ale - light malt gives way to pine hops that, even though they aren’t strong, dominate the brew right through the finish. Decent, but nothing that stands out from the competition.
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a draft sampler at the tap room. Copper pour. Hoppy floral citrus bitter. Light, grapefruit, earthy. 7.0
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, greatest cap ever. Deep amber color, froathy white head. Perfume aroma underneath the toasted grains & caramel nose. Mild tastes. Sweet malts, well balanced with the sharp pine hops. A very decent American Pale Ale. (3448)
Travlr (21422) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear light amber color, thick white head with good retention. Aroma of grass, pepper, subtle anise. Taste is bitter pepper and straw.
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really interesting beer. Feels almost like an IPA rather than an APA. Pours a darker golden color with hints of orange to it. Good level of hoppiness to it. Very light and easy to drink.
PaperKnife (82) - - JUN 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange. Wispy white head. Spicy aroma, peppery. Malty, citrus, peppery.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the inaugural Firkin’ Friday at City Beverage on 9/24/10. Reviewed from notes.
This is only my second time having a beer from cask. Unfiltered of course. This beer was a very cloudy dark amber/orange with a finger-width beige head on top. Decent lacing left behind. Spicy hops in the nose, sweet malts, mild toffee, flowers.
Crisp citrus, sharp pine flavor. Finish was mildly sweet with some caramel and butterscotch. The body was thicker than the other cask I had. Carbonation level was low as expected. Nice chewy feel though. I like it. Finished the pint no problem. Could have had another. I liked this version much better than their bottled.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at ohb 7/12/11.
orange pour with a webby white head.
aroma is fairly simple... citrus/orange/gf, pine and caramel.
the flavor is the same with a waxy resinous finish and citrus peel aftertaste.
crisp and quite easily sessionable. 6/3/6/4/14
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Federal, Durham. Nice clean amber pour, with a surprisingly hefty head to it. Soft floral hops with a bit of crystal malts and some nice bitter notes in there too. Mouthfeel a touch sticky in places but otherwise appropriate. Seems like the flavors almost want to be more grassy than they are, which may have given the brew more of a personality. But overall a fairly balanced and enjoyable session beer.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy copper amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) white rocky head that was mostly diminishing but did have excellent spotty and clingy lacing.
The aroma was of a straw malt, a strong herbal hop and a moldy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (over ripe grapefruit).
The taste was bitter and acetic with a mild caramel note in the beginning with the finish being rather bitter, hoppy and pungent with the taste of over ripe fruit. The flavor lasted a decent while after the swallow allowing one to totally get the full effect of the hoppy citrus ending.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation.
Overall an average Pale Ale with a twist, it is a brew that is just a tad bit on the harsh side of hoppy...