drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/1/12. Bomber thanks to nulledge! Hazy orange pour with a nice off-white head. Big green hop aroma with fruitiness and doughiness. Big vinous flavor as well with more citrus and doughiness. Not bad!
b3shine (6576) - Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by DanielCoor). Looks solid; a hazy golden orange with AMPLE white head. Smells somewhat hoppy with a big, boozy pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells, only milder, with an average mouthfeel. Alright.
BBB63 (6444) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in a no-nik pint glass: Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with a good lacing and head. The aroma is not very English, winey, catty, citric and slightly spicy. Mostly biscuity malt with a touch of caramel and. The taste is more of the same, moderately pungent and juicy fruit. White wine and lemon zest along with some orange too. Lightly resiny, catty and spicy. The faint coriander is a nice touch. The mouth feel is lively and somewhat crisp. At no point do I feel this is anything close to an English Pale Ale except for the malting. I really wanted an English Pale Ale and got this. Not that it is a bad beer, just misleading. (oh I found no diacetyl which actually may have been welcomed to make it taste a little bit English... I am assuming English Ale Yeast was used)
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Gerrit. Thanks, dude. Pours a richer hazed golden hue, a bit dulled. Frothy whitish head dies to a mellow film, laces ok. Aromas are gentle white grape, firm bitter florals, lemons, and grass. Florals, touches of spice, mellow dryness and gentle bready malts. Initial is light bodied, quite drinkable with a firmly Nelson nose, white grape and lemon firmly play with florals, grass, and gentle dryness that grows into a firm or rich presence. Some bread, biscuits, kiss of grainy sweetness, wet. Some dryness, rich Nelson, gentle spice and biscuits. Really well done. Rich Nelson hop presence sets the pace, middle gives a kiss of biscuit with bread, but dryness returns into the backend and finish. Wow, hoppy and a touch of spice, mellow light malt, overall the beer really preaches flavor yet feeling quite light. Very tasty.
Strykzone (5532) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Hazed kind of dingy gold. I got the bottom of the bottle. Coriander and orange definitely lead the aroma. Soft hops and fruit are a nice mix. The hops are fairly bold. Nicely done.
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at jcwatts going back to FL tasting. Poured a mostly clear super light amber with a smaller foamy white head. Aroma of honey, sweetness, toast, sweeet citrus pulp. touch of soap. Body is a bit on the dry side with stronger carbonation and a touch of heat for the low ABV. Flavor of dry grapefruit rind, dry toast, alcohol and citrus friut. Meh.
wlajwl (4616) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is tropical fruit/resinous hops, fruit and an undercurrent of malts. The flavor is tropical fruit, fruit, biscuit malts, light strawberry/berry sweetness and a dryish/tart finish.
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Tooch! Pours cloudy amber orange with a huge gigantic puffy off-white head that slowly dissipates leaving sticky lumpy lacing everywhere. Aroma is a bit odd, orange and coriander for sure, plus caramel, biscuit, honey, cardboard, pepper. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, interesting enough, a bit of honey and orange zest, not much spice. Lightish body, way too carbonated; let it sit for 20 minutes to enjoy. Interesting, but not great.
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle served in a snifter. Batch #52. Wow the number 1 in English Pale Ale, well, Holy hell. The aroma is full of lemon and other citrus hops, some spices and pine resin. Taste is vinous and grape like. Also has a dank old hop taste. Citrus notes. And I looked at older ratings and indeed this is an old bottle (not happy about that fact) A long dry finish. Medium body. Would love to know what this would have tasted like in Nov of last year.
joeneugs (4203) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from my summer secret Santa. Thanks HonkeyBra! It pours a very cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma is a bit stale (this one unfortunately sat in 100 degree heat for a couple days) with some big orange, bread and herbal notes. The flavor is orange, bread and not much else. Stale malts and estery yeast. I feel bad rating this one because the bottle was obviously abused in its trek my way, but I feel it’s fair since the bottle itself is not that old. Pretty disappointing.