Hangover (999) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper pour with a thick and rocky tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty and has a slight floral hop note. High carbonation, lively mouthfeel. More floral hops with a caramel and slighly mettalic back end. Metallic finish. Not that great.
vandint (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Whip In. The first sips of this were a disappointment - a metallic taste. Whether I got used to that, the beer warmed and had a chance to breathe, or the alchohol kicked in a bit, that objection went away about halfway through, leaving a nice, balanced, every day beer. I?d rate the first half quite a bit lower (2.5ish) and the second higher (3.7).
knickskicks (554) - - JUL 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral, some citrus. A lot more hops and light fruits in the taste than I expected. Conservative pale ale. If this were the only thing to drink I wouldn’t be terribly disappointed.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours copper with an average biege head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and caramel. Taste is citrus, florals, grass, and caramel. Decent enough.
Patrickctenchi (2483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, red-orange-amber with tall fluffy light tan head, a lot of lacing.
Scent is malt, biscuit, citrus/orange hops.
Taste is breadheel, smooth grainy malt, toast, caramel.
I’m really impressed...this is a great, simple, flavourful, everyday beer.
Not too much or too little of any of it’s parts....
A nice, solid beer...very tasty indeed.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear medium orange with a tall, fluffy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and biscuity malts topped by light earth, floral, and orange peel hoppage.. a bit too restrained. The flavor found mostly toasted grains with redder fruity meat at the core.. light grapefruit and earthy bitterness around.. finished sweet with a touch of sourness, mostly fruit-inspired. Light-medium bodied with higher carbonation on the palate (too high for me).. got caught up in a couple places.. just OK overall.
teckdeck2008 (25) - Bryan, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: halfway between amber and gold
Nose: rye bread with a hint of floral orange with orange rhine
Texture: smooth with a medium body
Taste: sour bread flavor with a hint of orange initially, hint of orange but otherwise disappears on the mid-palatte, light bread flavor on finish
Comments: It’s tasty but disappears very quickly on the palatte, At first i thought I was going to give this a higher rating but once I really tasted it i change my mind, that being said it should give you an idea of what it should be used for...summer beers you drink to just enjoy in it’s simplicity - even better the flavor is good and unique while not being offensive, worth trying once but nothing you need to write home about
sonnycheeba (2522) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Pours clear copper with average, creamy white head; decent retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is bread and cereal malts, citrus fruit, floral hops, and light grassy notes. Flavor is dry malt with supporting citrus fruit esters and very faint hops (much less than I would expect for a pale ale); dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
swanmann (518) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 12 oz bottle pours clear, light amber in color, with a bit of off-white suds. Toffee, pine and lemon aromas. An acidic introduction gives way to dark caramel with a fairly dry finish. I think the emphasis here is in bringing the bitter toastyness to the forefront, with the hops rounding out, and just a touch of tartness. I would session with this, easy.
Tylerism (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is one of my favorite pale ales. Very nice brown color, and not too heavy for summer. Many pale ales nowadays are very hoppy, but this one backs off in the hops and lets the malt create most if the flavor, it has a beautiful caramel aroma that demands attention over the other flavors