BenH (2262) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of the good people at Great Grog. Clear amber with white head. Aroma of rresinous pine with a touch of citrus. Similar taste, caramel with resinous hops. Medium body with a clean finish. Not bad.
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can in Kosovo, with huge thanks to ippopotamo36! Coppery orange. Soft off white foam. Pale soft citrus hop. Ambery malt. Balanced, malt forward, honey grain sweetness, orange marmalade. Rich. Dry bread, minerally water, calcium. Not a great finish to an otherwise good pale ale.
Pringao_Toribi (243) - Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of average pale ale, fesh and fruity, but with an spicy and tangy aftertaste that stands and lasts in the tongue.
hobsch (436) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Tap house Munich. Pours orange with white head. Aroma has grapefruit, citrus, some malt. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, dry, crisp, some citrus and grapefruit flavour. Refreshing and well balanced. Good.
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber gold with an off white head. Aromas are biscuit, grain and oranges with nutty lager malts. Soft floral hops with light soapiness. Flavours are clean grain with low woody pine and herbal aspects. Leafy with coriander. Mellow oranges and lemon with a dry finish. Decent.
ippopotamo36 (134) - ITALY - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can purchased at Bibere bottle shop in Rome. Pours a fantastic orange colour, a bit cloudy, with a small but persistent white head. Nose of bread, malts. In the mouth this beer gives a little bitter palate, but the overall is quite malty and a bit flat. All in all a good beer but I have drunk some better ones.
Burgers (314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a medium white head. Taste muted bitter and sweetness.Nose is toast and lime marmalade. Medium body. Fine, sustained carbonation.
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Burk @ Domus Birrae, Rom. Bärnstensfärgad med smutsvitt skum. I doften hittas säd, malt, apelsinskal och jord. Smakinslag av apelsinmarmelad, kåda, citron och örter. Något torr och jordig munkänsla. Ingen särskilt god APA.
Beerhunter111 (7195) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, hopfig, blumig. Geschmack leicht nach tropischen Früchten, malzig, leicht bitterer Abgang.
Chad9976 (1165) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz can into a mason jar. I was canned on 1/8/14 and cost $2.65 ($0.22 per ounce).
Appearance: Slightly hazy shade of orange/copper. Pours an average sized, off white, foamy head which laces and retains fairly well.
Smell: Sweet malty scent with orange marmalade notes.
Taste: Sly Fox Phoenix Pale Ale is not your typical American pale ale, in fact it’s probably better classified as a British pale. The British malt character seems to be the star of the show as it imparts a distinct malt character you don’t find in American offerings. Orange marmalade is the predominate flavor, coupled with light nutty character and perhaps some toasted bread. The hops impart some mild spicy/dry bitterness, though they also accentuate the orange taste. Additional sweetness on the finish, which is nice. While this palette is satisfying, it’s a little average and familiar. Perhaps the age of the can has diminished the beer a little, but it’s still more than decent.
Drinkability: This beer has exactly the mouthfeel and drinkability you expect in the style. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel, refreshing for a moment, but a little residual dryness. At 5.1% ABV it’s not particularly heavy nor robust, though not light enough to session. Sly Fox Phoenix Pale Ale works fine as a standalone beverage.