johnnnniee (2932) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from the Granite State Brewers Festival 7/25/15
Light bready maltiness with a hint of rich caramel and plenty of American "c" hops to counter.
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity aroma. Clear golden color with no head. Light fruity taste but pretty bland.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ the brew pub. Pint displays a clear yellow with a ring of thin head. Aroma has some pale malt and bread. Subtle lemon and grassy notes. This one will not surprise you. It is what it is. A standard APA. Lots of pale malt giving bread and sweetness. The hops are subtle and subdued. Medium to light body with a low level of carbonation. Every brewery needs a pale ale just to please the non-extreme beer drinkers. So this is something you can offer somebody that is just starting out in Craft beer. Experienced palates will find this boring. Still real drinkable and without problems.
sonnycheeba (4251) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear pale gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, light citrus, and light funk. Flavor is dry malt base, light fruit esters, and faint hops; thin with a toasted finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the Portsmouth in New Hampshire! Draft. Pours almost clear gold with a thin white head. Tastes like sweet, creamy wheat and malty, musky grains, with a dry hint of lemon. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musk, malt, and a little sweetness.
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/05/2011: Portsmouth American Pale Ale... Aroma: Sweet citrus fruits and caramel/toffee malt blend. Appearance: Hazy orange-amber; thick beige-colored crown that lacks depth. Flavor: Citrusy with some unexpected pine/spruce; light toffee maltiness supporting the pleasing hop profile. Palate: Medium-light to medium body; smooth, calm mouthfeel. Overall: Interesting pale ale; different and a refreshing change from the "norm."
Draught (sample and pint) at Portsmouth Brewing in Portsmouth, Ohio. Rating #12 for this beer.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big fan of the beers that this brewery has to offer. The pale is pretty weak and lacks the hop strength that so many beers in this region have.
thornecb (4826) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Bright white soapy head recedes leaving spot lacing. Caramel and citrus aromas. Sweet caramel and bread upfront turning dry in the lasting hay and mild earthy bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(with bravo hops) @Pauls Girardin chugging-courtesy of microgrog-22oz bottle–pours a rich light tan head with bubbles and copper color. Aroma is mild pine hops, medium malt. Taste is herbal/pine hops, medium malt.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a small head. Sweet malt with some hops in the nose. Very smooth taste. A bitter bite at the end with a sweet aftertaste. Its good and a little sweeter than most, but nothing sets it apart from any other APA.