slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2003 Clear golden orange color with a nice white head, great lacing down the glass. The tiny bubbles in the glass are truly amazing. Floral / citrusy hops in the nose. Sweet malts, flowers, citrus, and pine on the tongue. My favorite Pale Ale. Man, Southern Tier is making some of the best beers in Western NY. I'm glad this brewery is here
hman43 (388) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours golden with an orange tinge. The white head sticks around for a while. It does produce some lacing. There is an aroma of hay, barley, and grassy hops. It has a sweet taste to it with grassy hops. It has a bitter finish as well.
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 14 Sep 2011 -- An Americanized ESB, heavy on the hops, light on the malt. Nice.
MadIndian (2426) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Isaac Newton’s. The tip of my tongue was swimming in bitter notes of citrus, dough, floral hop and some grapefruit. Zesty finish. Not bad.
Westchesterco (1066) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear do laden color with a white head it has the aroma of a yoga mat the taste is malty and lingers bitter on the palate
Iphonephan (3546) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with a thick white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus with a malty backbone. Close to an IPA and quite tasty.
drdrewdown (2) - Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a real big fan of this one. I guess I don’t really gravitate towards ESB’s but this one just doesn’t do much for me. It does alright in the "fall themed" category but overall just isn’t my kinda brew.
bkurtz (863) - PERU - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours a deep, clear golden with creamy,quickly dissipating head. Aroma of sweet bread and some citrus. Nice balance with a little bitterness. Well made ESB.
dlbeer (834) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Smells of malt and hops. A lot of hop bitterness but well balanced. Good bitter
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy orange with nice fluffy off white head. Good lacing. Aroma is bready, biscuits, caramel and earthy notes. Taste is an exceptionally well balanced bitter. Moderate sweetness with caramel and biscuity malt flavors with moderate bitterness of mostly earthy notes. Probably the best ESB I've had. Very well done.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Shapiro85 (16) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
When I want a hoppy beer I want this one. A fine example of a good bitter. Has a bite but finishes clean. I prefer this beer with a good hamburger or steak.
Overall a good beer when you something with a kick of bitterness.