dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light amber orange with medium white head, no lacing. Aroma is surprisingly mild or hops, sweetness, and not a lot else. Flavor matches, but comes together some. Finishes dry with a slight funk in the aftertaste.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this on-tap at the Quay Street Brewery... well, eh. I didn’t mind it. There’s really not much to say about this beer. To me, it almost tastes like there are adjuncts in it. The description said it’s for hopheads, but I felt it was more malt-heavy than hoppy. The breadiness almost comes off as cheap malts with some almost corny flavor. It isn’t bad by any means, but it’s very average. Pretty drinkable, but the description ought to be changed. A pretty sweet pale ale that’s pretty forgettable.
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Veryclear and coppery. This begins with some kind of bitterness that seems artificial and is akin to zest. Some hop bitterness grows. There is also a sweet side with rich malts. The bitterness wins here. Not a fan.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap. amber with very small head. light hops. minimal flavor. not much to get excited about here.
GRM (3766) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Glass, sample on the premise, savoured on July 2 2011; eye: copper, clear, average effervescence, tiny ring of kaki head; nose: malt, honey, light acridness, light hops; mouth: malt, honey, light acridness, light hops, finale in malt with light fruity presence, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, velvety texture; overall: ordinary
Verre, échantillon bue sur place, savourée le 2 juillet 2011; œil : cuivrée, limpide, effervescence moyenne, petit anneau de mousse kaki; nez : malt, miel, légère âcreté, léger houblon; bouche : malt, miel, légère âcreté, léger houblon, finale en malt avec légère présence fruitée, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture veloutée; en résumé : ordinaire
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Translucent amber body, medium buff head. Soapy nose, herbal and tangy. Rather unusual body, with medicinal, leafy, herbal hops, lacking much in the way of citrus or pine, and backed by biscuity, cerealy malts. The hops lack any serious oomph, but the beer is quaffable and pleasant.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall....a decent pale ale...depending on when you have it. A bit inconsistent in the brew process. Varies between pretty good and not that noticable. If its good, it will be have a light hop crispness with a nice biscuit malt backbone...but at other times it will be overhopped, or be just plain watery. This rate is an average of the 5 times I have had the beer.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 On tap at the Quay. Pretty good for their beer, my favorite out of all of theirs. Lightly crisp with slight hop bitterness. Good with food, but not acidic food like tomato bisque.
RERATE: Had it again, this time the batch was overhopped. Not nearly as good. RERATE: There beers are very inconsistent. This time it was very well done. Slight biscuity malt backbone, a touch of hops. Balance was nice.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish copper color, looking something like iced tea. About an inch of light tan head, consisting of small, tightly packed bubbles. No lace. A lot of sweet malt in the aroma, very pleasant.
After reading the beer description, and therefore expecting a hoppier beer, I am surprised at the malt. Sweet and delicious - lots of caramel and honey flavor. Nicely balanced with delicate hops - not sure of the variety. Smooth tasting, medium body, softly carbonated. Sweet malt and some hop bitterness in the aftertaste.
More of a British style of pale ale than an American style.
Crockett (1093) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber with a white soapy head. Toasted and hoppy. Soft mouthfeel with some burnt notes. Some molases and a little salt in the bitter dry finish. Good pale ale.