DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great label. The pour is dark straw with medium, off-white head. Aroma of honey malt, hops, some florals and spices. Tastes malty, with honey, crisp hops, florals, and black pepper. Dry finish, with nice floral and spice elements.
slowrunner77 (9232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"a biscuity malty (while still being hoppy) pale ale, golden-orange in color with a very good aroma. the flavor doesn;t quite live up to the smell, but it’s pretty good."
DuffMan (8943) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange gold, compact white head showing good retention. Muted aromas of caramel and resin. Sweet smooth malts are nicely balanced with citrus and resinous hops in abundance. Very good.
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and light malt aroma. Grapefruit and light summer fruit flavor with light malt. Medium bodied. Good hop flavor. Grapefruit and light summer fruit lingers with light caramel.
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Golden color with lasting white head. Full pine with slightly citrus hop bite to the nose. Big mouth full of hop bitterness with a bit of hop flavor. Midway some malt sweetness surfaces to march this beer down to a fairly balanced finish, well, moderately hoppy finish.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly older bottle thanks to Lt.Dan. Pours with with a hazed gold body. Aroma still haze a decent amount of citrus hop aromas, a bit of tea and caramel, bread rounding it out. Taste has a touch of oxidation (presenting itself as dried coconut), but still some resilient citrus hops, a bit herbal, and tons of caramel. Not a bad bottle. Lively bubbles, a bit thin. Nice.
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured clear medium golden with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up earthy and caramel sweetness with a touch of smoke.. pine and orangey hoppage around.. a little detergent-like as it warmed up. The flavor found tart citrus juice on the tip of the tongue followed by semi-sweet caramel and pale malts.. more orangey bitterness and detergent surrounded.. finished with tacky, non-descript malts and citrus bitterness. Medium-ish bodied and slick across the palate.. sharp on the back-half, and it didn’t flow that well.. drinkable, but not that good.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Quite citric in the mouth, very straightforward nose, nothing much to see here. Defines "average".
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper orange pour with a nicely-lacing, frothy white head. Fresh green piny hoppy aroma has a light caramel malty presence. Starts With a pleasant light sweetness and good crisp hoppy balance toward a smooth, very drinkable finish. Makes a nice, flavorful session beer.
blankboy (7081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear golden-orange with a good size mostly lasting white head. Nice citrus hops aroma backed with sweet malt and a nice bitter finish-- simple but pleasant. Flavour’s the same: citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone -- tasty stuff. Medium bodied. I must say, for a Pale Ale this is wonderful!