keepersj12 (2743) - 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 (4253) - 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 (319) - 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 — it’s 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 (2706) - 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
BillWyce (740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured hazy pale amber with a touch of orange, and a 1-finger off-white head. Bright citrusy aroma with a touch of caramel beneath. Body was a bit lighter than medium, a touch thin with a slight oilyness. Caramelly malt flavor with a mild citrus note beneath before going back to the malt in the finish.
djsurf420 (2) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
A nice tasting beer, almost borderline IPA. Was bitter without going overboard. Good as a fall to winter beer.
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Slightly hazy amber with a nice frothy white head. Biscuity aroma with a gentle floral hop presence. Flavor is light and crisp with a pleasant but ultimately unfulfilling pale malt sweetness, with a gentle balancing bitterness, no real discernible hop flavor. Just a mild, light, inoffensive pale.
Travlr (12995) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head, delicate lacing. Aroma of fruity straw. Taste is lemon oil.
FalseLion (25) - - NOV 11, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Its an APA but there’s nothing particularly special about this APA. Its not a bad beer but there’s nothing that stands out to separate this from the others.
BelgianBeerGal (3224) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Central Market bottle for BYOB at Babe’s Arlington. This was added into an already opened "family pack".. Drank from the bottle. Nothing special or offense about this beer. Slightly above average but not something to seek out, especially listed as an APA; very muted across the board.