NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a grocery in Charleston. Pours a nice amber-gold. Offwhite head. Nose is all fresh cascades with a bit of caramel in the background. Taste is pretty solid, crisp and fresh cascade citrus that works with the caramel. Nice.
LetsGoState (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Pale ale is too strong for my taste. Plenty of hops and bitterness to go along with it.
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber, white head, decent lacing. Draft at Salty Dog. Nose of caramel and mild hops. Big on caramel with an OK bitter and a touch of pine. Decent.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium aroma of cereal and barnyard is apparent on the forefront of this beer. It has a cloudy orange brown appearance with minimal white lacing. The beer has a good amount of hops with a hint of cereal and grass on the palate. There is also a slight caramel finish to the beer. I would drink this beer again if offered the opportunity.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear amber to orange with thin white head. Aroma is malt cerelas bland and general light sweetness and very, very light hop floral notes. Flavor is similar but ends big bitter.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of afausser. Thanks! Pours a hazy pale orange color, hazy, with some rather significant floating particles. These guys don’t filter much, which is cool with me. Medium head with fair head retention and lacing. The aroma is somewhat faint with caramel and leafy hops. The taste is caramel with citrus hops and a tea-like note in the finish. Light bodied and just the slightest bit watery.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark gold color. Clear. Light head but good lace. Mostly malty aroma; lots of caramel malt flavor. The flavor has a modest hop spice that lasts through the swallow. Neutral body and carbonation.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This just wasn’t that good. Nothing special. Mediocre at best. A pale ale without much good to say.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle given to me by Dogbrick. Pours hazy copper with a medium off-white head. Grainy malt and caramel nose. Grainy malt flavor with some citrus and earthy hop character in the finish. Would like to try this one fresh before the hops go south.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper wit a thin tan head. Smells of caramel, some earthy splashes, spicy. Tstes peppery and spicy with some earthy notes and a dry finish.