zdk (1832) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to j12601 for the share @ RnH - fruity citrus orange. Nice caramel malts and smooth. Good, but didn’t make a huge impression, especially surrounded by all those Cigar City beers.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Deep golden pour with a white film of head. Grassy zesty aroma with a lemon rind note and soft caramel malts. Has a light end of a medium body. Some cookieish malts (like many of this brewery’s beers) Has a soft caramel sweetness that meshes with mild zesty hop notes of lemon grass (feels like centennial hops). Has a peppery back. Not bad.
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Rattle N Hum at the Cigar City event. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin white head. Citrus hops, vanilla, soft wood. Smooth and malty, light sweetness. Long grapefruit finish.
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Floral hoppy aroma with some sweet malts. The flavor has grainy sweet malts with a balancing hop presence. A decent APA.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now this was a damn good brew. Pours a dark golden with a bubbly white head. Good hoppy, grapefruity nose. Crisp, hoppy taste with a nice grassy finish. Damn good pale ale. Would drink this again any day of the week.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and light grapefruity hoppy. Sweet malt base, distinct hops fruity with a nice orange to peachy like touch. Dry and peachy finish. Smooth and fruity lasting impression.
tgncc (3014) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Aroma is caramel malts, mild hops. The appearance is amber, hazy, white head. The flavor is caramel, grapefruit. The finish is a cirusy hop bittering. The beer has medium body. Not bad. Pretty standard Pale Ale.
nearbeer (4173) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Clear and shiny burnt orange with little tiny bubbles persisting as if it were a photo-op. Nose is pleasantly bold with a blend of grapefruit, honeycomb, cereal grain and resin. Taste is similar but has much more resin and peppery dried wood. Light medium body is a bit too frothy at times and nearly astringently dry.
ben4321 (4778) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 8/6/09
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, toasty malts, a bit of bread, light hops
Appearance: Clear amber color, one finger white head, some lacing
Flavor: Similar to the nose, malty mostly, some light hops for balance
Palate: Light to Medium in body, an OK mouthfeel, a bit thin
Not a super exciting beer, it’s a decent malty pale, but lacking in hops in my opinion. Not bad, just not bringing a ton to the table, it is a little of bland.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can’t count how many times I’ve brought this to get togethers, bbq’s or watching football with some friends. It’s always such an easy drinking, nicely hopped, damned tasty beer. Picked up a mixed pack of Speakeasy beers for the weekend and it seems like I haven’t rated this yet. Odd.
The beer pours out a dark golden amber color, clear with a creamy 1/2 inch off-white head. Aroma is nicely balanced with the sweet malt, bready yeast and juicy, citrus hop profile. It’s also slightly peppery in the nose. Flavor shows off the same balance in the aroma with a good showing of lightly toasted malts, earthy/herbal hops with a crisp, clean finish with a touch of lingering bitterness. So easy to drink and enjoy.