EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark golden hue with a very little white head. Aroma is rather malty with a hint of...vanilla? No, itís caramel. Iím a huge caramel fan but this just odd. Very weird. Tastes very malty with a ton of caramel in the mouth with a bizarre Scottish vibe...which normally I would like. In this case, it kind of falls flat for me.
BlackHaddock (3640) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle opened on 13th July 2014 and poured into stemmed Corsendonk badged tulip glass at my daughters place in Newport Beach, California. My first beer from this State, up to 30 now. Clear light amber body with carbonation bubbles rising to replenish the already deep off white head. No sediment left the bottle. Uncomplicated but far from dull, this packs a good hop punch in both the nose and taste: the malts being slightly understated and just below the surface, coming into their own towards the finish of each sip and getting more prominent as the beer warmed a little. Overall a very nice easy drink brew and a great find for me to add South Carolina onto my little list of US States ticks.
geologyguy (675) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth normal beer average mix of malt and hops....slightly bitter...nothing special of note
hockeybeerguy (1947) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is reviewed from notes as this was consumed during some time I spent in Delaware visiting for my brotherís wedding.
This was served in a pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly light amber color with a decent transparency about it. There was a nice one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice even pace. There was some adequate light lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass.
The smell were some bitter hops but coming across somewhat burnt as I couldnít really tell if they were citrus, piney or fruity. The hops just seemed burnt.
The taste well, that was pretty much the same. Hmmm....ok, well, uh...thereís a really fine watery aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sits fairly light and sessionable. The carbonation - what carbonation there isnít any.
Overall, hmmmm...do I want to say this one missed the mark? Hmmm....normally, I donít like to be that guy, but uh...to quote Bob Uecker in Major League, this oneís "just a bit outside."
pnesbit (93) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour of golden yellow with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of pine American hops and a big toasted caramel sweetness. Taste of huge bitter piney hops with the a slight sweetness. Med light body with bitter finish. Overall refreshing beer that is just too forward on the hops and out of balance to drink over and over.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chinchill (1797) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle served in pint glass from tasting notes in Feb. 2011. Production(?) date of 10/13/2010. Small amount of sediment added mid-tasting.
A - hazy light amber/gold with limited and short-lived white head that leaves little lacing despite carbonation level (medium+).
S - pleasant piney hops with citrus notes and detectable caramel malt.
T - good hop hit for an APA. Malt provides significant sweet balance for hopsí bitterness.
Downgraded for feel and for the flavor of the aftertaste.
mcox90 (1538) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours amber/gold with a slight haze and a one finger white head. Spotty lace. Aroma is mild pale malt and mild hops. Flavor is more malty than hoppy. Medium palate with a mildly bitter finish. It was ok, nothing to get to excited about.
Itzjerm (1225) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice pale ale. Nice head good head and hoppy flavor. Very nice but expected lower abv.
jaswilson2 (1) - USA - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured on draft. Cloudy orange look. Nice hop bite that has good bitterness and a grapefruit note. Finishes sweet. Itís like a baby IPA. Excellent beer.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour a transparent, light amber with visible carbonation and a thick, white head. Moderate lacing. Very subtle but inviting aroma with little of note. Lightly effervescent mouthfeel. Strongly hoppy and bitter taste -- surprising, given the lack of floral aroma. Bitter finish. Not bad, but not particularly notable for the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5