Fritz123 (1199) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Camp 12 pack box. Home snifter. Pours an amber with a one finger head. Aroma is pine with muddled soil and grass/weeds. The taste is also a little earth/peat with a pine and wet grass taste. Kind of hop bitterness with a wet grass finish. Not my favorite of the group. Medium light body and moderate carb.
GranvilleTim (1743) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is spicy hops as is the taste. Nice malt backbone. Hoppy aftertaste. Nice lacing.
Leighton (12668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in NYC - thanks to Sander. Unexpectedly, this one seems a bit infected. It gushes upon opening and then pours a clear, deep gold with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds notes of brett, grass, melon and orange. Light-,edit sweet flavor with mild grassy bitterness, some rindy citrus fruits, a bit of farmy poo, wood, melon. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Nicely balanced to finish with further brett character, some bready sweetness, piney spice, grass, more rindy citrus, faint alcohol warmth. Very tasty.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper tinged amber with a fairly large off white tanned beige head. Sticky malt on the nose with a spicy hop background, citrus and a touch of musky yeast. Medium bodied, soft malty sweetness, a touch of grain, light hops. Thins a touch into the finish, malt and citrus, slow low bitterness.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a shaker pint.
Light brown head that quickly disappears. Slight taste of herbs and a bit of bitterness
kevinator (1117) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Man, I was hoping for big things from this beer given the iconic status of both breweries involved but I was left wanting. Very faint hop aroma. Average golden color and the palate was light and fizzy. Flavor was hoppy but mild with malts just showing up to the party. Good but not up to the standards of either brewery.
firstsip (540) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark copper. Some scattered lace. Mildly malty nose, interestingly. A very bready beer, mild hop... 3 Floyd’s AND Sierra Nevada with a mild, malt forward beer? Is this the apocalypse?
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is very fruity, background hoppiness, mildly sweet. Taste is similar to the aroma, a fruity hoppiness, sweeter then you’d expect, light alcohol with a smooth body.
laiti (6261) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5 cl bottle @ 15.05.2014
Aroma is somewhat heavy and sweet with caramel and cereal. Also some fruity hops. Flavour has heavy with cereal, caramel, toffee, old hops and . More like American strong ale than pale ale.
tiong (4148) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere
PKGD: 05/15/14 - Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, mild hoppy notes, hints of pine and resin. Taste is malty, sweet and stuffy with notes of caramel, toffee, aged hops, hints of resin and grass. Finish is sweet, malty and caramely with hints of aged hops and toffee. Quite malty and sweetish pale ale. Not very fresh, unfortunately.
penstemon (182) - Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep orange with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, light floral, and grain. Taste is grainy malt, light orangey citrus, light floral, pine, slight bitterness. A fine but pretty standard pale.