Pershing (375) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with an off white head with lacing. Faint citris and malt aroma. Spritzy medium mouthfeel with a good amount of hop bitterness. A little dry on the finish.
EithCubes (4233) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, stupid screw top. Nose of dulled but modern hops with slightly less-than-modern hopping rates, pours cloudy dark amber with a short beige head. Fizzy, lightly yeasty-metallic start in the mouth, touch of biscuit with faint sweetness and almost non-existent bitterness. Sheesh, guys, I was only joking, no need to take away the hops! Light earth and tropical character on the margins, but otherwise this leaves the impression of industrial American Dark Lager with a pinch more hops (may the style, no longer with us on RB, RIP). Touch of soury/gritty caramel, medium body.
decaturstevo (4157) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold/amber pour with white head and lace. Aroma is light citrus hops some earthy tones and a semi sweet caramel malt. Light sweet malt start followed by an earthy/floral bitterness. Light medium body with good carbonation. Maybe the best beer Iíve had from these guys. APA not so sure, solid PA yes
OKplus (558) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. served into a Great Divide pint glass
A - Amber body with a slight chilled haze. A thick rocky head creates solid lacing.
S - Caramel, orange citrus, odd yeast aroma.
T - Watered down citrus clashes with muted caramel malt. Some bread and metallic mineral flavors in the middle. The finish never really happens. It just kinda falls off.
M - Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.
I went into this with high hopes for some reason. It wasnít as good as Iíd hoped. Everything happens right of the top and then just washes out.
Serving type: bottle
superspak (1536) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Slow gusher upon opening. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of orange zest, pear, apple, caramel, bread, floral, grass, slight pine, light pepper, and light floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange zest, pear, apple, caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, light pepper, and floral earthiness. Light floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance of malt and hop flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. A little lacking in flavor robustness. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid pale ale. Quite pleasant in flavor and balance, but lacking in some aspects. An enjoyable offering.
Malty_MacHops (577) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grass and hay aromas with subtle grapefruit. Amber with a beige cap. Bitter. Medium bodied with a bland bitter finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2451) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a half bad pale ale. Clean caramel malts, medium body and plenty of citrus and floral hopping in the nose and flavors.
GranvilleTim (1248) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Fruity hop aroma as is the taste. Malty backbone. OK beeer, ok lacing.
bhensonb (9093) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours orange amber with a slight head. Weak floral over light malt for aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is more like an amber than an APA. Hoped for more.
rickyleepotts (63) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Every time a new beer comes to Total Wine & More, I have to try it. This is new, and I am not impressed. I like Shiner... but thatís about it. Their black isnít very good, either. This is a decent fruity pale ale with a somewhat fruity nose and a well balanced, not very aggressive hop profile on the palate. Glad I got it, but I wonít buy it again.
markwise (3834) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle at a friendís house. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is sweet caramel, floral notes, orange, and some citrus hops. Flavor is similar: sweet malt, floral notes, and citrus hops. Light in body and nice overall.