ChiGuy68 (557) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at Short’s. It poured a clear, light amber hue with an off white head and streaky lacing. A malty aroma with a sneaky bitter taste.
Brentv (658) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours an orange yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrus with caramel. Taste is the same, only a little more intense, nicely sweet with definite hoppiness. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Quite nice.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of Short’s label artwork. Don’t get me wrong... it’s great artwork, but doesn’t do a good job of luring you into drinking the beer. For Pandemonium, once you pour the beer out of the bottle and see it in the glass it looks alot more tempting. Soft, golden orange in color with light carbonation and a thin, foamy white head, the beer has an almost fruity, sweet aroma. It’s very soft in the nose, and light, with some slightly soured grain and possible yeast notes present. This is a summer beer. The flavor is incredibly fruity, almost like a fermented sour apple candy It has a very soft mouthfeel, and although the flavor is sweet and fruity there’s a yeast sourness in the finish that really grabs the center and back of the tongue by its balls and bleeds it like a rag. The inside of my mouth is sweating like my cheeks do when I eat something highly sour. If you can adjust to the sourness it would be a great sessionable summer beer. There’s some bitterness in the finish, if you can get around the grainy, fermented sourness, but it doesn’t come right out and bite you.
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bitter and stale. This beer may have been old, and appears so. Very little hop presence.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold orange with big, coarse off-white head. Settles in minutes with some stringy lacing. Aroma is toffee, nutty, biscuit, sweet malt, mild hops, slight bitter. Tastes mildly hoppy bitter, slight resinous, with a nutty, toffee malt finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Decent balance of hop and malt, fairly mild overall. Soft carbonation, medium-light body, and smooth texture.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small foamy head that quickly fades. Aroma is sugary sweet with pine, flowers, and light caramel. Taste is a little more sweet than bitter. Pine, flowers, and a slightly odd fruitiness. An ok pale ale.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this bottle in a trade, Thanks Devin. Poured from a 12 bottle. Aroma is slight pine and sweet caramel malt. Flavors are strong malt and slight bitter pine. Nice easy light drinking pale. Not normally my style, it’s a more malt forward pale. All in all a nice drinkable pale.
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clean taste. Got a lot of caramel which in this case takes away from the drinkability I think. Overall pretty good though.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with thin white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, a bit fruity, passionfruit, kiwi. Flavor is light bitter, caramel, and orange peel. Very well balanced, and a great beer!
chucklemation (1446) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored. Not much of an aroma. Bitter beer with a hint of caramel. Overall pretty solid.