GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL thanks to Dickinsonbeer at Campdown Brewdown. Orange pour, thicker lace. Nose is honey and sharp herbal hops. Taste is sharp, herbal, leafy/grassy. Bitter, nutty, aggressive bitterness. Dry finish.
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in NYC. Pours clear, copper-gold with a creamy, off-white head. Nse is all piney hops, toasty malts and subtle caramel, along with rich melon and soft grapefruit. Light to medium sweet flavor with strong, earthy and grassy bitterness, some toast, nips of burnt caramel, dried citrus, some tangy grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat dry, somewhat resinous and sticky to finish, with tangy citrus and assertive grass. Nice.
bmerz (740) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Breukelen Bier Merchants. Dark clear yellow. No head or lace in a pint glass. Lovely floral and sweet ripe tropical fruit aroma....very full. Flavor is fairly bitter for a pale with just enough light malt sweetness to call it not out of balance. Hop flavors are primarily grapefruit and a little pine and fruitiness to round it out. Medium body with light carbonation. Great first effort and very nice added hop bonus for the style. GO NY!
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bottle. Aroma of fruity, citric hop, very faint honeyish sweetness, with notes of orange and grapefruit, very fresh and floral overall with some faint malt in the background. Hazy light-medium amber color with a fine, lasting, off-white head. Flavor profile is nicely balanced, definitely has some nice hoppiness throughout, with very lightly pale, sweet maltiness blending in with the fruity, citric, flowery hop character and moderate level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and quenching with light-moderate level of effervescence and a medium body. Very good APA, nice work, Paul!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very well made generously hopped citrusy pale ale.
How: Hand-bottle 12oz, given to me by one of the brewer, the ugly one. Very ugly
The look: Clear golden amber body topped by a persistent small beige head
In long: Nose is semi-ripe citrusy hops with grassy notes. Taste has timid toasted caramelized malts, light body with just enough malts sweetness to oppose the hopping. The malt sweetness left me with a hard candy sensation. Hopping is typical American IPA/APA citrusy hops with some grassy notes and also a bit resinous. Bitterness level is medium. There’s nothing original here but the execution is flawless and I wish all “entry level” APAs were that good. The opening of this very good new brewery is good news to me because I need to drink more beer… studies have shown that a lack of alcohol consumption may lead to sobriety and boredom.
Lubiere (11160) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A blonde ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, nice pungent butterscotch, caramel, and British hops. In mouth, a nice smooth biscuit malt with good bitter hops, nice and floral. On tap at TAP NY, April 28, 2012.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is somewhat sweet giving way to a decent, but not overpowering firm bitterness. This is very late, but congrats on the new brewery to Larry and Paul.
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a clear dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma of light fruits, floral hops, a hint of citrus, and pale, bready malts. Flavor of floral hops and bitter hops with a spicy, bitter finish and some more sweet soapy, floral notes. Also a hint of herbal notes and chamomile. Good pale ale- nice balance between the sweet fruits/malt and bitter, floral hops. Great example of the style and very drinkable.
beerbill (3567) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this more times than I can count, most recently from a growler filled at Ronkonkoma Beverage for this rating. Pours a lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of citrus and pine along with a few notes of malt sneaking through. The flavor begins with malt but is then washed by some fruity citrusy hops along with some resinous pine. Some residual sweetness plays well against the moderate-strong bitterness at the finish. Very enjoyable!
shonobiwan (218) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Long Island, NY - Growler filled at Port Jeff Beverage. It poured a clear amber color with beautiful white head that dissipated quickly. It left good lacing all along the weizen glass. Aroma was filled with hops, citrus maybe grapefruit, no hint of malt. Being called a pale ale I was suspecting something less hoppy but I think Spider Bite got confused between pale ale and an IPA. Nonetheless a good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone