foyle (387) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: pours a 1" sudsy white head which recedes slowly with significant lacing. Color is a mostly clear golden-orange with plenty of carbonation present.
Aroma: pleasant combination of floral and pine hop aromas with a sweet caramel bready malt.
Mouthfeel: fairly light bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Finish is dry.
Flavor: delicious combination of well balanced hops and malt. There is some floral, pine, and citrus from the hops. This is met with a sweet maltiness as well as some cracker flavor.
It is easy to see why this ale is a multi-year medal winner at the GABF.
DWestrick (654) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For a simple pale ale - this is a fine beer. Nothing crazy, but smooth and well balanced. Good
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ schnapps flute ][ 12.20.15 ]
transparent gold, dense puffy white head, great lacing. Oily nose, dirty paper with dark grain. Light vegetal dms and overly carbonated / active yeast. Sweet corn mid palate, fizzy overall. Mess of a pale ale, errors all over.
nimbleprop (7373) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can pours a clear orange with some cloudy, white head. Nose is bright with grass and orange, pine, soap, mild malt. Flavor has orange and mild lemon tea, cracker, some soap. Dry finish. Drinkable.
radagast83 (7148) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at the main DC December gathering. Poured a golden yellow color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light citrus hops, with plenty of caramel notes, earthy finish. Light sweet malts, touch of very light floral notes.
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pours clear copper with a lasting white head. Citrus hop aroma, slight caramel. Pretty standard flavor, malts with medium hop character. Medium body with high carb. Average or so.
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some citrus here. Some citrus. Light bitter finish. Amber pour with ok head. Cam at tasting.
GenDV138 (5749) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at the DC December Gathering #2. Thanks iphonephan. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of light citrus, floral, wet cardboard. Tastes of caramel, malt, citrus, floral. Medium body with a dry finish.
Travlr (21205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh can muled from the source by iphonephan, thank you sir! Clear golden color. Aroma of summer fruit. Taste is light fruity lemon. OK.
gunnar (7759) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from a trade with Palme. Pours clear golden with a huge creamy white head. Aroma of sweet orange and some flowery hops. Taste is moderate sweet pale malts,soft mouthfeel, dry flowery mild bitter finish.
US state # 40.
JohnGalt1 (1617) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a chunky white head atop a hazy golden brew...
Smell is a bready mix of pale malts and spicy/floral and lite citrus hops.... Aroma is good, but with an interesting yeasty fruitiness.... really pretty good but hard to pick apart... as it warms the hops become more apparent.
Taste is toasted malts.. maybe a little too much hop/minerally bitterness... but still nice. Not a whole lot to it.. but drinkable for sure... very good palate and flavor.. just a little underwhelming. Flavor is suprisingly clean for such a fruity aroma. Earthy/citrus zest hops mix well with the malts.... again drinkable forever.