Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle ... that broke around the lip when I cracked the crown. An oddly mellow beer after their Bell Ringer, which I found to be much more "APA" than this ... Patriot drinks more like a musty lager, maybe a hoppy fest beer. (#5014, 5/9/2013)
DrSilverworm (2700) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Code on the bottle reads "06011". Hazy golden orange color. Lots of darker particles in the body. Good thin off-white head. Good lace. More musty, malt-forward aroma. Some vanilla. Doesn’t taste too fresh. Light bitter taste, but the odd musty sweetness stands out more. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Nice light tropical fruitiness. As it is, just OK. The taste suggests that this has seen better days.
hfmejias (352) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a cloudy amber with a huge frothy white head and tons of lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste is nice and balanced, a nice representation of a pale ale bitter sweet and with a nice dry finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
pras (281) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber. Not much in the aroma, maybe a little hops. Nice bitterness in the taste. A little thin, but still enjoyable.
blipp (4775) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Rattle with Npodendorf. Pours clear gold with a white head. Light fruity notes, with some toffee-ish and herbal notes, and low bitterness. Not great.
rondphoto (978) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy medium amber with a rim head and curtains of lace. The taste is very traditional pale ale - begins with sweet malt which gives way at the beginning of the palate to mild, but clear, hop bittering. The bittering lingers well into the finish. Not a lot going on, but, what is there, is steady, and drinks easy.
rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. amber with small head. mediocre pale ale. light malt and bitter hops. flavor is lacking.
downender (5185) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Deep amber in colour with a rocky, off-white head. Big, tangerine fruits, caramel, chewy biscuit malts, a touch of pine and a dry finish. Good.
Iphonephan (1193) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a white head. Sweet caramel malt nose. Surprisingly hoppy flavor with a metallic finish.
jjgmd (730) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy golden yellow pour, with a large frothy head. Nose is grainy and metallic, not a good sign. Taste is bland without any flavor. Maybe if your thirsty on a hot summer day. Will need to stop my beer club of the month subscription after this.