phaleslu (9310) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at The Brass Tap - Cincinnati. Bartender wouldn’t let me buy a full one because she didn’t like it. Pours a cloudy pale yellow-gold with a soft bone white head. Aroma of clean, grassy, floral hops, lemon, light dough, and crackers. Flavor is basically a lighter version of an already light nose. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, soft mouthfeel. She may have been right. It isn’t great. But it’d be a nice summer sipper.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours an almost entirely hazy golden yellow color. Good thicker off-white head. Good ring of lace.. Good, grassy hop aroma, light citrus (lemon), light spicy hop, with a clean, biscuity malt profile. Medium body. Smooth, sort of crisp lighter carbonation, with a dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Solid pale ale - drinks very much like their Live, I think, but maybe a bit more bitter, more dry, less smooth.
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy gold color with a fluffy white head. Almost looks like orange juice. Taste is clean. Biscuity malt, a little bit of orange peel flavor. Herby bitterness. Aroma is herbal and citrusy as well. It was refreshing, but it was kind of hard to finish. Refreshing and light, but also somewhat harsh and low on flavor all at once. Worth a try, but it kind of falls in with Southern tier’s other pale stuff in that it’s kind of forgettable.