jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a cream colored frothy head. Soft floral hop nose with some acetate. Clean fruity flavor with some apple and berry. Some grassy hops with some orange and tangerine notes. Nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing special either.
ChainGangGuy (4274) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a orangey-copper body, nearly clear with only a very slight haze to it. A finger of near white foam.
Smell: A scent of toasted bread and grains brushed with sweet-scented caramel and affixed to fine hoppy notes smelling of orange blossoms, a spot of orange oil, and grassy herbs.
Taste: Pale malts, toasty malts with touches of grain and gooey caramel. A drop of orange extract with herbal, grassy hops and some bitterness, not too terribly much, but enough to balance it out and close it out lightly crisp and nearly dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Not overly bold, but not entirely mild, it’s a decent, inoffensive pale ale.
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little easy for a pale ale, but I suppose that makes this one stand out. Light on the hops, with floral tones.
altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Bucks County, PA. Orange body with fluffy head. Nose is malts, caramel, some fruits. Taste is malts and fruits again, some oranges. More bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable.
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No freshness date.
A: Very slightly hazy amber body with a placid look to it. Only a very thin white head sits on top, but not for long.
S: The aroma is rather weak in strength showing off a semi-sweet blend of caramel, malts, and some floral and citrus hop notes. The caramel is a bit too strong here compared to the hops.
T: Light floral notes intertwine with the malts on the first sip as hints of citrus kick in, but the caramel comes in a bit too strong on the finish with some oranges. Barely any bitterness here.
M: Light to medium bodied with slightly sharp pangs of carbonation that build up to a nice presence at the end.
O: Much like everything else I’ve had from Spoetzl/Shiner this ends up being a very unremarkable beer. Shiner seems to aim for inoffensive and drinkable rather than going for an excellent example of the style.
boozedude (1588) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper reddish.. aroma is malts and fruit... Not a typical pale but very enjoyable... Smooth and easy drnking.. Some spice and apple hints.. Would do again
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours dark straw with copper edges and 1-finger white head. Nose is sprucey hops, tangerine, pineapple, caramel malt. Tastes hoppy, with heavy citrus, piney notes, but not much in the taste complexity department.. Finishes tart, bitter, and hoppy.
jrob21 (2300) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hops seem a little dead here but there is a nice caramel malt body that is a little bigger than what I was expecting. Finish has a touch of bitterness and a decent sweet taste.
BrewMyOwnBeer (2) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Easy Drinking Pale. Low bitterness and med hop aroma. Had in College Station TX. More hop profile would be better
sawbuck (238) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much aroma. Pale cooper in color. Grassy mild hop flavors with a slightly bitter finish. Pretty thin.