orangesol (455) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden.
A - Pours golden amber yellow with a soapy one finger tall white head leaving thick rings of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of pungent Amarillo hops, fresh zested citric fruit, pale malt and some pine needles. Very hoppy smell from start to finish.
T - Starts off with an intense grassy hop bitterness from all that Amarillo that never really fades away. Hints of pine and fresh cut tropical fruit combine with the pale malt to offer some contrast but this one is all about the hops. Finish is pretty bitter with some light chewiness, not lingering for very long.
M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, hoppy feel from start to finish. Nice balance of flavors.
O - A very nice single hop pale ale. It has a ton of hop bitterness, dulling its drinkability slightly. Either way this is definitely the best pale ale I have had from Pizza Boy to date.
PhillyCraft (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Growler a couple months back at a tasing. Not sure if Simon or Frank brought this one. Poured hazy yellow gold with medium head and lacing. Notes were floral hops, juicy amarillo, pine, smooth malt, and Medium in body with a bitter hop finish. Pretty solid pale ale.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Boy. Really nice citrus and floral notes. Very light body and quite drinkable.