bookman10 (539) - 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.
kcorum10 (265) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange color with off white head. Aromas of sweet citrus and bitter hops. This has some interesting flavors that balance some bitterness, bread, citrus flavors. Not bad.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by DanielCoors. Poured hazy dark yellow color with a large frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex sour citrus, spice and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex beer.
Homer321 (539) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Into solo cup. Pretty cold. Dark on the bus. Can't judge color nor clarity. Tastes yum.
---Rated via intercellular device
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a murky orange with a small white head. Light fruit aroma with a hint of grain. Lightly spicy with a slightly bitter finish. Good beer, but nothing special.
BBB63 (5602) - 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)
hondajunkie (76) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber batch #53 pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head, decent lacing. Smells of melon, grapefruit, orange, alcohol. Tastes of orange peel, grapefruit,abit of maltiness in the middle with a slight chalky finish. Very smooth& drinkable. Would be great on a hot summer day.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky burnt plum brown, minimal head. Very earthy, grapefruit and slightly cheese rind. Taste is citrus with some grape skins. musky and dry. Pretty smooth for 7% minimal bitterness. (how old is this?)
AirForceHops (2367) - 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.
BeerSquare (115) - - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another tasty one from Pipeworks-- and this time in a variety I don’t necessarily usually go for.
This thing is a really nice study in balance. A place for everything and everything in its place-- certainly unlike some Pipeworks entries.
The nose falls shockingly flat-- practically no smell.
But the taste is wonderfully complex, and very refreshing and drinkable even though it has huge flavor. I especially love the way it goes from light juicy floral tastes to a crisp, dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Another good one from Pipeworks .. . and another really unique one from Pipeworks!
Not familiar with Nelson Sauvin Hops, but glad to make their acquaintance.
WIth this one you get a bit of a dank, stale aroma, and a very wheatey, hefe-ey color, before you get to the taste, which is where all the action is.
Really interesting, clean, distinct hop notes that are sweet and only slightly sharp. . . really not very bitter, with only a bit of sour as well. Slight saltyness in a light/medium body makes this a really nice drinker.
Tasty stuff. Can’t wait to try it again, as I really cannot think of another beer close to this one (so I better do my homework).