drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12/23/12. 12oz bottle from Warehouse in Albany, GA. Lightly hazy amber pour with a small, soapy khaki head that fades to a ring and laces in a spotty web. Musty, earthy hop aroma with caramel and a metallic tang. Musty, earthy flavor as well with more of that metallic tang. Huge meh here.
DougieFresh (5) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I couldnít take it and had to dump this beer down the drain. Paid over $8 for a sixer. Iíll save the other 5 in case I get company that doesnít care. A strange blend of poutpouri boquet with a a taste that stings the tongue. Started with a convenient twist off - o.k. I am no snob so Iím still game. Poured with a thin but bubbly head. Caramel, copper color - with enough fog to make it interesting - O.K. so far. First sip - not so hot, but maybe just waking the buds. Second sip - does that suck? Third sip - Ouch - that sucks!. Fouth sip -horrible! - undrinkable! Not skunky so I donít think it was stale either. Just had to dump. Not sure why a brewer would even waste their time on a brew like this. Thank God I had a Sierra Pale Ale to fall back on.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Figured with "wild" and "pale ale" Iíd get some hops...wrong. This is a pretty bland beer without much too it. Taste profile was lacking in anything significant. Drain pour.
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Columbia. Pours a copper color with white head. Caramel, grassy hops flavors. Nice subtle fresh hop aroma. Very easy drinking.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks good, mostly clear and tannish-amber with a pretty good head and lace.
Floral and fruity smelling, biscuit malt, barley, and oddly, a touch of funk reminiscent of a tripel.
Taste is quite fruity, with crystal malts, barley, citrus, hops. Itís a bit heavy on the maltiness for a pale ale, but it ainít bad at all. I find it far more bold and forward than many of Spoetzlís beers, which is refreshing to note. I still find it slightly tripel like, but that may just be me.
Body is pretty thick and rich for a pale ale, quite pleasing though. A fruity, slightly hoppy finish rounds it out.
Itís not bad at all. I could buy a sixer of it and drink them all without complaint. I donít think itís world class, but itís tasty enough to enjoy. A good effort, hopefully Spoetzl will keep trying new and bolder beers over time.
BeerKurve (503) - - DEC 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Orange with a mild haze. Itís a surprisingly sweet Pale Ale, almost to a fault which creates sort of an Imbalance. Aside from the sweetness, you have floral hops, yeasts, caramel and barley. Carbonation starts out strong but becomes mild as it warms up. Not a bad Pale Ale, but it suffers from an imbalance of flavor. Still however, it is still an alright beer with itís share of flaws
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
About as ordinary as a pale ale can be. Light in color with a thin head. The aroma is weak with some bread. The flavor was also weak. Average at best.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is watery with metallic hops, slight yeast, and sweet malts. The appearance is hazed amber with a small head. The taste is bitter up front but very malty and bread like with a buttery quality. The palate is smooth. Overall a winner.
AndresTM (307) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Spicy, peppery, mildly citrusy hop aromatics, with an inky edge that I find somewhat weird. The taste is nowhere near as bright as the aroma ó itís dull and shy, with some vestiges of hop citrus and grass toward the aftertaste, along with some caramelized sugar. The malts do tend to grow in character with temperature, but not enough to rescue the beer. Light body with lively effervescence, making for a satisfactory mouthfeel. Underwhelming.
drjay44 (2637) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 10) body......nose is cereal, light toffee/caramel, light hop floral tones....taste is cereal, light toffee/caramel, minimal hop bitterness.....mouth feel light, carbonation high. Minimal hop bitterness, simple malts make for a very average, simple, uninteresting beer. BJCP 6/3/11/4/5