ilovedarkbeer (2135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a medium sized head. Heavy malted caramel nose backed up by fruity esters and some muted citrus. Nice.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Amber in color with an average sized white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel and florals. Taste is of light citrus, malt, herbs.
onceblind (3189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper under a thin foamy light beige head. The aroma is a bit faint but has a wee bit of earthy biscuity toffee and a kiss of noble grassy hops. Taste is light and crisp and grassy, with light bitterness throughout and a semi-dry bitter finish. Light grassy and earthy toffee throughout the taste, like the nose.
pete4999 (923) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap somewhere in Dallas. I think it was billed as just "Royal", so I am assuming this is it. Had a very nice malt backbone with just enough hops. Nice beer for the style, based on my limited experience with it. Not as hardcore hoppy as an APA, nice texture and nice finish.
Errl (1086) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fresh at brewery..Pour is copper with a thin head...Nose is nice hop, sweetness, biscuit, caramel...Taste is burnt toffee,spice, nice hop, sweetness, citrus..
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a garnet color with no head. Slight hop nose. Mild hop flavours with a hint of caramel malt.
gringo332 (496) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really flavorful pale ale. Subtle sweet malts on the nose. Light brown sugar, bitter, some hops
RobertDale (2595) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Comes reddish brown with a nice white head. Aroma of malt and pine. Taste is malt, pine, citrus, and caramel. Enjoyed this. Well balanced.
Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Flying Saucer The bartender told me this was a Glold Medal beer at the recent competitions. The English Pale Ale pours a deep clear amber with creamy white head. The aroma was of pine resin and earthy. The taste was of resin and fresh citrus. This was an awesome beer that was a joy from beginning to end. The medium body ale had average to high carbonation. Homer recommended this ale. The finish was a winner with lingering bitterness and resin.
kevinator (553) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hoppy version of an EPA. Piney hop aroma at the start. Brown copper color with a nice white head. This was pretty fresh from the growler I picked up earlier in the day so it had a clean crisp palate. Average weight and carbonation. The hops addition took away some of the mellowness I find with most EPA’s. Good balance with the hops and malts just not as traditional.