ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a hazy amber with a medium off white head. aroma has fresh earthy hop notes and light caramely malts. flavor has some caramely malts with a bit of tea, earthy bitterness, and a hint of citrus. mouthfeel is light/medium with a slightly caramely/earthy finish.
beerbill (3248) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed on October 27, 2012 at the brewpub. I’m finally starting to enter some of my backlog. Arrived at the table a lightly hazed orange-gold with a moderate linen white head that was gone after the second sip. Pleasant aroma of mild citrus. The flavor is mild malt followed by some grapefruit bitterness with a bit of pith. Moderate bitterness at the finish. No problems.
vtafro (2280) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pump. Hazy golden pour with tan head. Very floral and light fruit like malty aroma. Cask like texture but my entirely flat. Light floral and fruit flavored pale ale.
Ernesto987 (3222) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft at brewery, sweet thick malty with that grassy herbal wet hop flavoring. Good wet hopper right here
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 2009 release (I believe it’s the 12th hop harvest now)
A: Dark orange-amber body. Moderately dense off-white cap. Decent retention and sheet like lacing.
S: Not particularly pungent, but there is a sold dose of floral and herbal hops. Some light grapefruit and pine. Healthy dose of malt.
T: Amped up version of the nose. You can tell this is a nice fresh hop pale ale here. Good grapefruit, pine, herbal bitterness. Subtle caramel malt fills things out nicely.
M: Smooth, resinous medium bodied brew. Slight bite, but nothing crazy.
O: A deliciously enjoyable beer that I look forward to trying again next year. (Went well with my ham and cheese sandwich at Selin’s Grove!)
Misc: Got a growler of this to go. After the first glass the beer started to fade quickly. Not sure if it got messed up during the 3 hour drive back or whether the hop presence just doesn’t stand up after the growler had been first opened an hour earlier.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-02-2009 01:46:46
orangesol (601) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on cask at Selin’s Grove into a pint.
A - Pours a slightly hazy, copper, amber with a creamy two finger head that dissipates down to a small cap of white head leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Large amounts of hops with some biscuity, sweet, malts. Hops are herbal with a few wisps of tropical fruits. A very well balanced nose.
T - Strong malt presence in this one but it is balanced very well with the herbal hops. The hops are similar to the nose but they appear to be faded a little bit but are still plenty strong. Not as good as the fresh hop version but still very good.
M - Medium body and flavor with excellent carbonation. A very good balance of hops and malts.
D - Fairly high. I had a fresh hop version of this on cask about a month ago and it was much better. This was still good but not as good as that one.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft at brewpub. pours with an orange tint and a half an inch of foam that leaves quickly. There’s a slight hint of citrus on the nose and slight bit of hop flavor on the tongue. Clean finisher. Not my fave beer here.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ancient backlog. Aroma of grapefruit, hops, graham cracker, caramel, bread. Flavor a nice marriage of bready malt with citrus/floral bitter hoppiness. Simple but really nice.
adrian910ss (2273) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a wooden barrel at the brewery. Pours an orange amber with no head. Aroma of orange citrus, hops and a hint of oak wood. Taste of orange citrus, hops and oak wood.
Earlier Rating: 11/23/2009 Total Score: 3.8
On draft at the brewpub. Pours an amber caramel color with a medium off white head. Aroma of grassy notes, tangerine citrus, , earth, honey and hops. Taste of light honey with a grassy presence. Has a very earthy taste.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery. Tea-amber color, wispy white head. Nose is rather thin with light citrus, grass, and caramel malt. The flavor shows hints of bitter hop and more grass, also a surprisingly heavy dose of yeast and gum. Sticky body with a creamy, yeasty finish, light biscuit with warmth. An odd combo.