Slubgob (139) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into tulip glass. Basic yellow white head that lingers. Some hops on the nose. Light body, hops are dominant flavor but even theyíre quiet. Essentially Dale ís Ale turned down s few notches. Decent but unremarkable in the end.
Leighton (8632) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Sanderís in NYC - picked up at RSVP in Portland. Pours lightly hazy, deep gold with a frothy white head. Nose of dirt, orange and bread. Light to medium sweet flavor, some further orange, mild bread, slight pine needles. Light bodied with fine, subtly creamy carbonation. Simple finish, some bread, low bitterness, mellow orange citrus. Not bad.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light pale clear golden fine white foam herbal citrus bitter. Would be nicer with reduced bitterness slight tropical with cleaner hop extraction, dry hopping. Still very nice. Slightly creamy feel.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops and their grassy resins quickly fade into this Pale Aleís bubbly, lean body before leaving room for a shortlived finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the misty pale blond; there isnít much retention here.
-This is obviously easy drinking material, but it is neither bright nor compelling enough to keep me interested for the duration of the bomber.
-The poorly defined malts have corn-like edges.
-My expectations were quite high for this one (I love low-gravity brews of any kind and I like everything else from Rising Tide so far), so this one was quite the disappointment. Iíll stick to their IshmaŽl or Ursa Minor.
thornecb (3971) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes to hug rim leaving trailing sheets. Citrus, yeast and tropical fruit aromas. Sweet yeasty caramel upfront turning slightly sour before the dry grapefruit pith finish.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh pine hops with some grapefruit pith and strawberry in front of sweet pale ale malt. Hazy dark gold under a lacy white ring. Fresh pine and herbal strawberry hops flavour with some dry pale ale malt and a gentle, woody bitterness. Light body, moderate to medium carbonation, clean finish. Soda watery.
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with off-white head. Aroma is piney hops, touch of citrus. Taste is piney hops, nice malt backbone. Nice balanced beer. Leaves a nice aftertaste with a hint of citrus. Nice lacing.
jredmond (4576) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Jay shared at Paulís July 2013 tasting. Pours a clear golden body with white lacing. Aroma is yeast, spice, lemon and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of lemon peel, spice, citrus fruits and faint musk. Okay.
HeistAlmighty (1000) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Poured slightly hazy gold. Sweet fruity and grapefruit aroma. Taste has a grapefruit hop, but it is not intensely bitter. Taste has enough peach and sweetness to balance the grapefruit hop. Crisp body. Overall, one of the better hoppy lighter ale Iíve had this year.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I took to Paulís housewarming tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Gentle musk, citrus. Medium-bodied, citrus, soft musk. Tasty, lots of musk, citrus, soft bitterness into the finish.