BucannonXC5 (1436) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: March 28, 2013
Consumed: April 12, 2013
Misc.: Best by June, 2013
Poured an orange amber color with two fingers of long-lasting white head. Nice looking foamy lacing on the sides. Very good retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled a skunky malt to start. Also some hay, cereal and grass. Some faint lemon late as well. Pretty earthly overall.
Tasted better than the smell. Still earthy, grainy and heavy, but more citrus notes. Malts were grass, hay and skunk. Some hops, maybe resin and faint citrus.
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt finish.
Nothing special about this pale ale. Not even worth a try.
UDBeernut (2690) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow, small head. Nose is bland. Taste is malt based with some flowers on the finish. Watery body. An APA for a commodore 64 world.
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Yellowish color. Very clear. Little head retention that doesnt last. Slight floral aroma. Good but nothing special.
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange-yellow with tiny off white head. Aroma is muted, some floral hops and a bit of skunk. Light-medium body. Flavor is ok. Lightly sweet, some caramel, a sour-dry finish. Not much hops. Drinkable, but trying to decide if it’s subtle or boring, leaning towards boring.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear pale yellow with no head. Light floral aroma and slightly sweet taste. Moderate palate. Overall okay, no major flaws.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from Party Source. Best by July 2013. Clear yellow color. Good thin white head. Little loose lace. Medium body. Good crisp lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Smooth and easy-drinking. Interesting, tasty hop profile. Minimal citrus makes it an appreciated change of pace from most of the new pale ales I’ve been tasting lately. More hay, grassy notes. Some floral hop. Not assertive, more smooth and approachable, but still satisfyingly hoppy. Good light bitterness. Little sweet taste, a nice zestiness. Solid, easy-drinking pale ale that I wouldn’t mind getting again.
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, light grapefruit zest and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light grapefruit zest and light pine with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering earthy finish.
lawman834 (267) - Texas, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Texas Craft Brew fest, my score is based off of some incoherent notes and a 2 oz sample.
valpoaj (730) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, I’ll admit up front that when I picked up a mixed 6er and grabbed this brew, I was oblivious to the fact that this was a Sam Adams product...anyway, pours a slightly opaque gold - thin whitish head that recedes quickly. Aroma is some corn, some wheat, some skunk, and a pinch of hops - meh...kind of reminds me of my first experience with St Pauli Girl when I was 19... Flavor is bitter and slightly skunky as well...turns sweet mid-drink with some corn and slight citrus hop notes. Ends bitter and lasts for a long time. Palate average for the style. Not really digging this one...
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Virginia bottle shop. Golden body with medium head. Nose is corny, malty, papery. Tate is not great, some malts and straw notes. A bit prickly. Disappointed this is a Samuel Adams beer as it is marketed as a smaller brewer. Okay.