bytemesis (2927) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is vegetal, hay, grain. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, harsh, a bit metallic, lingering vegetal. Medium body.
Jow (2005) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Bowery. Been wanting to try some Port Jeff for awhile now. Pours muted cloudy orange. Nose of tropical fruit and slightly dank. Tastes of pears, citra hops, basement, caramel, earth, and some malt. Peppery and bitter finish. Carbonation is nice and this is easy bomber to put down.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Received in a BIF.
A: Pours a golden orange color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.
S: Pale, slightly sweet malts. A little cereal graininess to it. Grassy hops that a little on the skunky side.
T: Same as the nose. More of a cereal grain malt with some definitive skunky flavors to the hops. Minimal dank and grassy flavors come out as well.
M: Light bodied, medium carbonation with a solid drinkability.
O: A little too skunky in the hop department for me. I needed more assertive malts to make this a true English style pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
tgncc (2740) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The flavor is caramel, citrus. Orange in color, white head. The finish is sweet, citrus hops. Medium in body. Good.
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery - probably my least favorite here (but everything was high quality, so still not bad) - slick, slightly oily mouthfeel - lightly bready malt throughout, an earthy, whiskey note - quite buttery on the tail end, which turned me off a bit - finish is some bright American hoppiness - decent brew.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Big Z Beverage in Huntington, New York. This is labeled as Port Jeff Brewing Company Schooner Pale Ale, and is marked as 6.5% abv. The pour is hazy orange copper golden with a one inch tan head that is quite lasting. There are visible particulates in the beer. The aroma is light chestnut, soft pear fruit, a bit of floral hop all on top of a nice backbone of caramel malt. The taste has quite a bit of the fruit sweetness, again its pear, with a bit of apple, then moves to floral hops, and finishes with caramel nutty maltiness. The palate is medium to light bodied, low carbonation level, and the sweetness and fruit linger a bit longer than I would have liked. Overall, an easy drinking beer.
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Light pale malty, some nutty and fruity sweetness, and floral hops. Well balanced and drinkable.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at PJ tasting room - packed with malts. Lightly nutty overtones with some sweet malts and peach juice and other fruity notes. Finishes with a citrus note. Not bad.
shonobiwan (212) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Long Island, NY - Growler filled at the brewery. Poured a slightly hazy amber color in to lager glass with moderate head of small bubbles, no lacing. Aroma is of basic malt, a hint of hops and a touch of fruit, maybe peach. Taste starts with the mild hops and malt but everything disappears abruptly. The flavors seem to get watered down and ends with a bland carbonation. A pale ale that just manages to pass.
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LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler filled at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of apple cider, lots of fruits, and caramel malt. Flavor is less cidery, but plenty of apple skins, pears, and light fruits. Certainly on the sweet side, not very hoppy at all. I was indifferent to this beer after having a small sample and now having nearly half a growler, it is ok, decently drinkable, but not something I would seek out again.