csaso (1586) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - big thick head, light copper color, fair hop aroma and flavor balanced with sweet malt - not bad
Finhead (1301) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some malty bread notes along with mild pine. It has a medium body with lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet and a little dry.
Zeswaft (1439) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Uninspired pale ale. Bland mild earthy hops and grainy malts. Dark copper color.
scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a thin beige that lasts. Taste is of grass, malt, hops and some citrus. Similar aroma. Has a good body with a slight dry and bitter finish. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable.
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber with a foamy head. Aromas light fruity hops or almost grape like with pear, grass and slight caramel to balance. Flavors fruity hops or grapw like, slight grassy. Medium bitter with a light sweetness. Decent and clean.
bmsulliv (200) - - OCT 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent Sierra Nevada imitation. Low hop slightly malty for me more of a British pale style
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"fairly typical and average english style pale ale. admitedly not my favorite style, but there have been standouts. This isn’t one. Decent floral hops and malt balance, but a little cardboard going on. Meh."
edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, pine and citrus. Taste is caramel, biscuit and citrus.
PorterPounder (5970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Las Vegas. NV - Total Wine - Summerlin - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange pour, slightly hazy with an off-white frothy head, decent lacing. Aroma has a ripening vegetable quality to it with a hint of onion powder - odd - but not off-putting. Flavor has some peach-like frutiness, just a hint of citrus bitterness and some ripening vegetables in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Enjoyed this after a long day of hiking at Canyonlands National Park overlooking the canyon at Grand View Point Overlook,
deyholla (7622) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a clear gold with an amber hue and a white head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of earthy citrus with light grain and grass backing. Flavor is more grassy with some sweet grains and a strong biscuit backbone.
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Six pack from Dick’s. Pours amber color with a small, fizzy head. Aroma is pretty weak, has metallic undertones with a little grassiness and soured grains. The palate is light and the flavor is just as the nose let on. There are notes of pennies, grass, earth, caramel, and a kind of lactic finish. I have had other offerings from Santa Fe I prefer.
[June 2, 2014}
Here’s another bottle from that six pack. I’m really starting to have a disdain for this beer. The aroma has redeeming qualities of grassy hops and grapefruit, but a prominent metallic quality along with soured grains. The flavor is strongly metallic again with a mineraly finish. The finish is almost tart and seemingly unclean. It doesn’t have that cleanliness or refreshing quality I look for from the style at all.