Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow. Small one finger white head that dissipates quickly.
Slight floral and fruity hop aroma. Pale malt. Nothing to crazy.
Taste is some pale malt with a nice touch of hops flavor. Nothing overwhelming. Has a little fruity sweetness. Nothing too complex but a solid English pale.
Medium bodied with good carbonation. Easy to drink. Quick finish a little metallicy.
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma of orange and malt. Taste has some maltiness to it, mostly has a watery hoppy flavor to it. Orange zest and coriander. I’d say this is pretty decent, bit subpar overall. Not something to grab over another beer. 5.4% alcohol.
JoePeesie (904) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a decent Pale Ale, the first time I tried it, I didn’t think much of it, but upon follow up sampling’s, it has started to grow on me. Not something I would actively seek out, but a solid easy drinking Pale Ale. Prevailing taste is of roasted malts and mellow hops.
TomTron (416) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy yellow, with a foamy white head that dissipated quick. Has some fruity notes in the nose some hops coming through. Tastes has some mild bitterness and some fruity sweetness, but also a bit watery in the end. Carbonation is average, and it ends up being rather bland overall. Definitely a session brew and one I would recommend to someone who is new to the style, but not one I would consider a good representation.
seymour (1561) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought as part of the mix-pack, poured from bottle into standard pint glass. Nice copper color and lasting white foam. Distinctive English aroma hops. Malty-sweet taste with hints of bread and caramel, a little nutty. Bright fruity aftertaste from ale yeast. All-around, a nice interpretation of classic English Pale Ale.
annunz123 (904) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some malt and sweetness in the aroma. More of the same in the flavor, with a little bit of hop finish. Nothing special, but still a good, easy-drinking beer.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle as part of a variety pack. Amber/orange colour. Smell wasn’t strong, taste was mostly malty with a good hops finish. Body is medium. Overall, a solid average ale with no standout strengths or weaknesses.
williamstome (1173) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale orange gold. Flavor: malt heavy with sweet hoppy spike. Aroma is hoppy but not very... plentiful.
scarletfire65 (1046) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden with average head. The aroma is grainy, bread dough, brown sugar, and some orange. The flavor is malty sweet, a little over malted for an English Pale, but this is a Sam Adams beer after all. The East Kent Goldings are apparent on the mildly bitter finish. Unremarkable, but not terrible.
Niko100 (2142) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, pine/floral hops, citrus, and caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, nothing exciting - but a solid pale ale.