doboy (422) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this! Pours a dark yellow with a white head that disappears too soon. A slight haze still shows good carbonation. Aroma is faint but nice. Good hop flavors, bitter, pleasant. Nice mouth feel. Good aftertaste. Very good beer!
BillKismet (3340) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper-blonde color with light silken, froth head that thinly coats the glass. Lively, crisp German-accented grain nose. The body, although simple and approachable, sports a lovely, honeyed grain mix with a finish this at a once sweet and dry.
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Stock Car Cafe at CLT. Pours a clear orange-gold color with a medium foamy white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of mildly bitter floral hops, bready malt and a touch of fruit. The finish is lightly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal, spicy hops and caramel malts. The taste is caramel, herbal and spicy hops. Medium bodied, very clean.
DiarmaidBHK (3455) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Charlotte. Pours golden with a thin white head. Leaves trace lacing. Slight malt note on the nose. A little bit of floral on the tongue. Finishes clean. A little boring for a pale ale.
rayg1 (556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a slight orange golden color with a small head. Mild aroma of just a hint of hops and a touch of sweetness. Hops were mostly that dank musky smell that I think of Saaz hops having. Upon sipping the beer is slighly sweet of caramel but then finishes lightly spicy and bitter. This was an ok pale ale, I would have liked the finish to be a bit cleaner.
thornecb (4452) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sour caramel and rye front to back.
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of flowers and grass. Taste is bitter and lager like.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap) golden-copper with a bit of floral hop aroma. Flavor was bready malt, some floral hops, metallic finish.
sloshgator (441) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight aroma. Nice amber appearance but thin head. Delicate hop flavors with light bitterness. Enjoyable but not exceptionable.