bmerz (733) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Breukelen Bier Merchants. Clear orange with an orange tinged fleeting head. Aroma of hops (earthy, light pine, light tropical fruits), light sulfer and minerals, a sweet malt. Flavor is of hops, earth, minerals, subtle dactyl (good), starts sweet and ends dry a moderately bitter. Very light and clean on the palate. This seems to be a pretty true to style English pale ale. Itís quite enjoyable and nice for a change.
raphael (978) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bubblegum smell with mild pine, a little lemon. flavor carries through the sugar sweet, though the hops put up a little more of a fight, quite active in the mouth. quick white head over a clear yellow leaning toward orange. clean finish
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish amber color with a wet white head. Caramel, malty nose. Medium bodied English style pale ale. Lighter on hops than most American IPA, but some good minerality in the Burton style on the finish.
mcberko (8725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of oranges, sweet caramel, some syrup tones and bready English hops. Flavour of English hops, bready notes, caramel malts, finishing on slightly sweet, very bready English-style hops. Definitely English-styled, but lacking dynamics. A little dull and lifeless, but solid enough.
williamherbert (1365) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold; big, fluffy head like some kind of meringue. Leaves a thick sheet of lace.
The aroma is heavy wood, with a malt that smells more like a blonde than anything. Some stones, and a hint of broccoli? Itís a curious blend, and yet somehow it works. Cooked vegetables.
The first taste is a curious pebble/mineral flavor. That is followed by an oak flavor; finished wood and pumpernickel bread. There is a residual malt sweetness that sits on the palate; but the malt is not sugary, itís more like honey, with some cereal grains. As it warms up it gets very earthy.
Thick and creamy like an English ale; surprising amount of carbonation on the tongue. Itís a nice, well-balanced, earthy (only slightly hoppy) English IPA.
mcmisko (354) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with small white head. Smell is flowers and malts. Taste is malty with citrus dry hops. Pretty balanced, good flavors, but thin after tastes.
alobar (3020) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of bread, caramel, and pine. Caramel flavor with bread, pine, and citrus. Dry hop finish. Nice beer!
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aromas of pine and heavy malts. Flavor is balanced and a bit bready. Body is medium with a crisp finish
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a caramel color. Smell is mild, some hops. Taste is bitter, piney hops, some malts. Overall a mediocre beer.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured orange gold with cloudy lasting head. Aroma is less impressing Sort of piney, sort of hoppy. Flavour is restrained hop. Even thoí British IPAs are less hoppy than American, this is less hoppy than most British IPAs. Light hop finish