Darkmagus82 (1828) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-13-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed deep amber color with a small white head. The head fades away very fast leaving just a hint of light foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel nature with some notes of some grainy bread smells. Mixed with these aroma is a toffee smell and a very light floral and citrus smell.
Taste – the taste begins with a toffee and caramel sweetness mixed with a bit of a grainy and bready taste. As the flavors advance, the caramel fades a bit with the buttery toffee flavor increasing slightly. As this transitions occurs, so too comes some hop flavors of a grapefruit and grassy nature. A little bit of floral hop comes to the tongue at the end, leaving a semi-sweet and decently hopped (for a pale ale) taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the medium to slightly thicker side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower side. The slightly lower carbonation and slightly creamier body were quite nice for the toffee flavors of the brew with them furthermore accentuating the hop flavors, making them stand out more than they typically would have.
Overall – A rather tasty brew overall. Flavorful and nicely hopped, yet still maintaining a very easy drinking taste.
dagimp (742) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at McSheas. Decent fluffy white head. Light aroma with some grassy hops. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Taste is kind of muddled. Light hops with some banana and sour grapes. Meh. Not a great Apa at all.
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60minuteman (863) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subtle aroma of hop, spice, caramel , grass and floral. Taste is bold. Strong hop presence. Fruity hops and good bite. A bit earthy. It’s definitely bitter. Thick malty backend. It has a ton of elements to it. Mild strength I would say. Probably an IPA in disguise if not for the abundance of non-hop flavors. Medium body. Quick duration
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, earthy, citrus and herbal hops with apple and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A twist off cap!?
Anyway, golden orange in color. Nicely carbonated with an average foam cap. A slight chill haze maybe.
Nice aromatics of toffee malt and bouquet of woodsy earthy hops.
Sweet malty flavor with some butter. Dry.
A slight bitter hop aith a dry finish.
I note a metalic off taste.
I will disregard the off taste until I have an opportunity to try another beer.
A good average ale I deem worthy.
joejames (186) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy light amber, two finger head, nice lacing. Aroma pine, grass, light citrus notes. Taste is earthy and floral bitter. Light body, medium carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter that lingers. Average pale ale.
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Aroma is juicy citrus and melon. Flavor is very nice pale malt and fruity hops with a nice finish. bought a 6er
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Lemon Zest, Mildly Piney, Mildly Grainy
Appearance: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Grainy Malts, Mildly Piney
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
PhillyCraft (3443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Firkin version with citra and grapefruit zest at Barcade for their Spring House event. Pours clearish golden with small white head, good lace. Notes are insanely grapefruit with some bitter tangerine skin and candy booze. Finishes the same as echto cooler but not as accurate as turbo shandy was years back. Nice one off that seems like it’s much better then the regular version judging by the reviews.
Damico (2684) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with an Orange hue and white head. Aroma has light sweet hops and crispy malts. Flavor brings some light bitter hop notes and vague citrus on a crispy body carbonated just right.