KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a clear dark golden copper with a thin (less than 1 finger) fizzy white head that dissipated rapidly and had no lacing at all.
The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, a floral hop and an earthy yeast with slight notes of citrus, honey and a touch of some dried fruit.
The taste was quite malty with a hint of honey and a mild fruitiness at the start and finished mildly hoppy with a nice note of citrus and a touch of sweetness at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time proceeding the swallow which allowed for the bitter citrus flavor to really take hold.
Mouthfeel was a bit heavier than medium in body and had a dry texture with almost prickly carbonation.
Overall a well rounded Pale Ale with a very enjoyable bitter sweet aftertaste.
mjg74 (2431) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled from BevMo. Dark mahogany hue. Earthy hopped nose. Distinctive English smelling hops. Earthy and malty up front with a moderate hop flavor to it. Well balanced.
Beergeek23322 (1730) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
6/22/2011. From bottle. Light copper color with a white head. Aromas of malt, grain, fruit. A bit nutty with light citrus and caramel. Not that hoppy and really a bit sweet.
snoworsummer (1044) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Pours clear amber gold with a thin white head and some lacing. Smells nutty, malty, sweet and like yeast. Doesnít taste like much, malt, grains, and musk. Light body and low carbonation.
floydslip (106) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper beer with a thin white head. Pleasant, but weak nose of caramel malt and not much else. Flavor has a malty sweetness with some nutty flavors followed by a light bitterness. Itís well balanced, but not particularly flavorful. Easy to drink yet not memorable.
Tstamba (147) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear copper, thin white head . Some grain on the nose... Very bland flavor profile, not much going on here... Move along .
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Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, toasted malt and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering toasted malt finish.
boxofrane (1718) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Wegmans, Pours clear copper with a tiny white head that is gone before you take a sip. The aroma has a bit of a floral note but is predominantly a mix of undefined citrus and sweet malts. The taste does have a light bitterness but is really bland. There is a bit of a lagerish feel to this. Pretty poor.
ADesenberg (391) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: light copper with a big off white head. Aroma is floral... Caramel and honey. Taste is nice... Much maltier than I was expecting, but pleasantly so... Toffee, bread, some cooked fruit. Very enjoyable.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavier body than I was expecting but the hop choice certainly helps this qualify for its English pale ale characterization.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ in Oakland. Clear amber/orange with a small off white head. Aroma of floral and herbal hops, toasty caramel malt and light citrus. Flavor is toasty malt with a firm hop bitterness and light fruity yeast. Medium to light body and average carbonation. Decent beer, nothing offensive but kind of plain.