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 (2132) - 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 (6288) - 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 (3895) - 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.
orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on-tap in the Taproom into a standard pint.
A - Pours light amber orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of biscuity pale malts and crisp citric hops. A touch of light spice creeps in at the very end of the glass. The nose is quite bready with a touch of light spice.
T - Starts off with some light citric hop bitterness quickly giving way to a mix of chewy malt and a bit of sweetness. The finish is pretty much the same, a mix of chewy malt and light bitterness, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The feel is slightly chewy with a touch of lingering hop bitterness.
O - In the long run this one is just OK but if you are at the taproom and are looking for something light to drink with some decent flavor you really can’t go wrong with this one.
thirdeye11 (5863) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear gold with light tan creamy head. Nose of cream, graham cracker, celery, animal crackers and butter. Taste of butter, alcohol, bitter, rhubarb, and rye. Not a good mix of flavors.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5769) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My kind of APA. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright amber color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that left some lacing. The aroma was moderately strong sweet pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor was sweet and tangy caramel with sugar and moderate notes of pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of lemon. The finish was long with sugar, caramel and pineapple lingering. Fairly full bodied. Very drinkable.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, caramel, and light florals. Flavor of citrus, grass, grain, some pine, and caramel malt with mild bitterness in the finish.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cavie. Light orange pour with a white head. Aroma is earth, grassy hops, and a little bread. Taste is more earth and grass with some caramel and toast.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle via trade. Pours a clear golden orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma is grass, some hops, and light bread. Flavor is a little old, some sweet hops and light malt. Finishes light.