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...
chinchill (3983) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the 2016 NCBMF.
Some appealing sweet malts in the aroma that are way more subtle in the hoppy, moderately bitter flavor.
Clear amber body with a rather weak, bubbly head.
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle - pours a deep copper with fluffy thick off white head . Strong floral aroma . Intense floral hop flavor with mild pine . Solid pale .
woodychevy (822) - - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hopey. Nothing special but also quite out of date, so hard to rate fairly. Pretty average Pale- might be a good crossover beer. Nice citrus, pine notes from the Cascade. About right in the color (nice orange) and IBUís - nicely balanced with malt and hops being about equal. Caramel and bready notes a bit much. Just boring overall. If Iím going to drink a pale, Iíll go with Pisgah or SN.
drowland (7798) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/4/14. 22oz bottle thanks to Lee. Orange pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Floral hop aroma, caramel, grainy, hay. Not bad flavor, but too much caramel and not enough hop. Floral, earthy, caramel, doughy. Meh.
ben4321 (5477) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: Draft at Amos Howard, 1/4/15
Aroma: Light hops, grainy malts, with some stale notes, and a bit of earth.
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color, with an off white head, and some medium lace.
Flavor: The flavor is pretty much just like the aroma, less stale, and it leans bitter.
Palate: Medium bodied, with an okay feel, a hint off though, with plus carbonation, light dry finish.
I thought this was drinkable. Thereís too much carbonation though. It is not bad, but it is not good either.
hman43 (976) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours a golden orange with a full head that is tinged orange in the head. Lacing is present as the head retreats. It has a citrus aroma, floral elements and caramel. It has floral flavors, citrus, and will a dry bitter finish
jbruner (3825) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a chill hazed golden orange from the bottle with thin white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of malty sweetness with slight pine hops. Taste is clean biscuit and caramel malts with nice bitter hop back end. Mild carbonation, good balance, solid beer.
tarheel11 (1) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a golden hue. Very over carbonated. Appearance is extremely foamy. An average pale ale at best.
TimsRatings (421) - - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky amber. Mild aroma, but not mild taste. Hoppy without being overpowering. Aftertaste hangs on for a while.
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jtclockwork (13483) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Nose and taste of white sugar, dried citrus, burnt caramel malt, resin, burnt pine and hay. Medium body. Dry finish. A bit overcarbonated.