zebra (1775) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
it says "end of summer ale" on the label. 23 °F / Feels Like 13 °F right now, i’d say summer’s ended.
jmohno (1529) - Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is belgiany and overcarbonated. Infected?
Cloudy yellow pour,half glass of head,strong carbonation. Alot of orange fruit aroma and that typical belgian fruit aroma from yeast.
Mouthfull of foamy and belgiany fruity with sweet malt. Another year or two and maybe this would have been vinegar,or blow up first? citrusy finish. Citrusy belgiany beer,not getting the english in this.
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 NOTE: RE-RATED IN 2013 AS ’MAJESTIC’ -- Bomber. Pours a murky pale golden orange, slight head and little in the way of lacing. Nose is basement catty dankness, guava, peach, lemon grass and citrus. Mouth is amazingly fruity, lots of tropics and mellow stone fruits, lemon zest. I don’t care what RateBeer says about it being an alias, while this is basically a lot like the At Her Majesty’s Pleasure... it is a better version of that beer. Like this one a whole lot. P-Dubs in the HOUSE! ;-)
Earlier Rating: 9/19/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle. Pours a murky dull, gold color. No head to speak of. Nose is wet paper and (seriously) it smells like piss with some hops. Relieved to find that it doesn’t taste like it smells. Slightly tart up front with lemons, some dank hops bitterness and then some muted citrus, fading into malt and some cereal. Finishes pretty quickly, with a slight hint of warmth. One of the stranger beers I’ve had in a while, but decent.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange amber with a 2 finger head. Nice notes of light pine which drive into a mild fruit and spice note. Malts show up in the finish along with a light spiced note.
ccex (1192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle (batch 53) pours a cloudy light golden color with decent white head and some lacing. Aroma made me say WOW! The aroma is full of lemon and other citrus hops, some spices and pine resin. Taste is slightly bitter with a long dry finish. Medium body without too much carbonation. I expect something different from Pipeworks, and this one definitely delivers. One of their best that I have tried so far.
bookman10 (953) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rather cloudy, golden-yellow, with good-sized head. Some floral hop aroma. Flavor is fairly smooth, with hops and malt sweetness, along with some strange spice tangs in the background--coriander and orange peel, perhaps? Doesn’t really taste that much like a pale ale. More like a witbier or something on those lines. Interesting but not my favorite.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 22 oz bottle served in a Great Divide cervoise. Batch #37.
A: Pours a hazy apricot color with a two finger height of white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick cap and collar that leave sticky splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Definitive white grape with some rind and pithy bitterness. Slight dried grass with some honey malt sweetness.
T: Grassy with some sweet honey malts. White grape with a subtle, under ripe greenness to it. The Nelson Sauvin hops really add a nice dryness to the beer.
M: Light bodied with a medium to high carbonation level. Subtle drying finish with some sweet green grape to it.
O: Not really an English style, but I don’t really care. It’s a really well put together beer that hits it on all levels, especially with the addition of the Nelson Sauvin hops. I’m looking forward to more beers from the PW guys with these nice New Zealand hops.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-23-2012
look: 4 smell: 3.75 taste: 4 feel: 4.25 overall: 4
22 oz bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch # 126.
A: Pours a hazy orange color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.
S: Orange citrus with some notes of lemon peel and white bread. Not overly malty. It captures the "summer" portion quite well in the nose.
T: Same as the nose. Lots of orange peel with some lemon zest and a touch of grapefruit as well. Very mild bitterness on the back end with a nice white bread sweetness.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet and citrusy notes on the finish.
O: The PW boys captured the Summer portion of this beer quite well, but I was missing the English portion of this. Not enough malt body. Having said that it was still a highly drinkable and refreshing summer ale.
Serving type: bottle
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw colored pour with enough suds to wash a truck. Yeasty doughy nose and taste. Quite enjoyable taste but champagne like carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Majestic 22oz; super fruity passion fruit and papaya aroma. Orange-tinted golden color with a lacy white head. Tastes medium sweet, lightly tart, and finishes lightly tannic. Very fruity orange and lemon flavors followed by spiced coriander and black pepper.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy golden. Smells of pine and abit of citrus hops. Deep citrus hop taste. Very good.