brystmar (1276) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bad. Just bad. Green peppers in the aroma, watered-down coffee and awful roastyness behind that make me cringe. Yeah, this is terrible. Hopefully my drain accepts the rest of my pour.
ffaoe (237) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
light hoppy aroma, very light amber in color with a nice head. nice hop flavor but not over the top
boxofrane (2141) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orange with a small head. Aroma has floral notes and some citrus. Good bitter taste with a final bite in the finish.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Bixler’s Lodge pours light amber with average off-white head. Citrus aroma. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, and oranges with a nice, lingering hop finish.
gripweed57 (728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Bright honey gold color. Small creamy white head. Mild grainy malt nose with a hint of mustard seeds.. Slight herbal hops as well. Zesty toasted malt flavor balanced by an acidic hop character. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finish is dry and lingering.
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
About average I would say. Pours a light amber with a small head. Pine and citrus aroma, pretty mild, with small malt in the background. Opposite for the taste with the sweet malt dominant and the hops in the background. Nice light beer for the summer.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 10/20/10. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a ever-so-slightly cloudy dark orange with a thin off-white head on top. This becomes a small white cap that stays for the entire drink. Leaves some nice sticky globs of lace all over the glass. The nose is pretty basic. Grains, mild floral notes, and some sweet maltiness.
Good moderate mouthfeel. Carbonation level is decent. Finishes smooth and clean. Well-balanced beer with plenty of malty goodness, and a slight bitter finish. Hops are noticeable, but not overly so. This really is the epitome of a drinkable PA. Very easily quaff-able. Hit the spot this afternoon. Not bad at all.
r464 (1938) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aroma leading to a very malty and sweet flavor. Caramel and nut flavor with hints of hops, but not too strong.
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to machfive in trade, clear golden amber pour with some cottony foam, aroma is faint caramel and lemon, flavors of good malty chocolate, tropical fruit, some banana
callmemickey (2868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Crystal clear, pale amber body. Moderate sized off white cap quickly recedes but leaves behind some quality lacing.
S: Grassy hops with perhaps a hint of citrus. Bread-like malts make themselves known as well.
T: Much like the nose there are two key components: relatively nondescript grassy hops and bready malts. Lightly bitter.
M: Light-medium bodied with good carbonation upfront. Trickles off toward the end and gets a little thin in the back. Clean finish with a light bitterness.
O: Overall... an unoffensive, but relatively uninspiring pale ale. Could benefit from an additional hop addition contributing another layer hop character.