agl108 (658) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 12 oz. bottle. Poured clear amber with poor head retention. Enjoyable citrus hop bite without an overwhelmingly bitter finish. This would make for a spectacular session beer. Solid effort for an aspiring brewer.
Cruzan59 (198) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub, Lancaster, PA...pours amber-orange, white head...aroma of malts, citrus, hops...flavor was of pine, orange, nice subtle hop presence...really good APA...I read about these guys in the paper so I kept my eyes open for their beer...I need to make it over to the brewery to try some more...I heard the Red Ale is pretty good too.
machfive55 (347) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed this beer it is not an over the top IPA. Very balanced with a nice hoppiness that compliments the malt profile. Excellent color and carbonation.
I tried this on tap at the brewery and also had it in bottles. Both were excellent.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(USA) From a Devonshire tasting !! Hazy orange color with a thin white head. Nice hoppy aroma with slight pine needle / grapefruit taste. It was on the mild side for a pale ale. But other then that it was pretty good stuff. Oh, And the story was creepy.!!! LOL
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Trioís in Silver Springs PA- Poured a gold amber with white head. Aroma of hops, Hops in front no question though not over the top. Found this to be very well blended with Hops, bread malts and a little hop kick that made me feel a little giddy - no shit! Went well with my surf and turf burger, dry finish. A great craft beer, looking forward to more from these guys.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 On tap at the first capitol bar in york PA. This one pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma is rather piney, has a hoppy/piney taste, rather dry. Pretty good beer and has a cool story.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Draft from Trios. Poured copper in color with a small white head, and very minimal lacing. Mild aroma of piney and floral hops. Taste is mildly piney, grapefruit, slight caramel malt presence, but not very much at all. The finish has a bit of a metallic hop taste. I was very excited to try this since Spring House is the new hometown brewery. I look forward to other brews from Spring House. note: the BA guys are rating this much better, Iíd like to try again to see what Iím missing. 2.4
Update : Ok so I tried a 12oz bottle and it was better then what it was on draft. A lot of the same notes carried through, but it certainly didnít have the same metallic hop taste.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2008 draught (I donít think you can buy in bottle yet) aroma of lite pine. amber color with little to no head but had good lacing. flavor of hops and grapefruit which isnít a favorite combo of mine but unlike most microís the hops are not way over the top on this and made it much more enjoyable for me. Iím not a grapefruit fan but again it wasnít over the top and it was easy to drink. palate was okay too. bottom line for me is that this brew is nice and easy and I wouldnít mind having more. If you live in the Lancaster PA area I urge you to try some at a local watering hole.
afireinside96 (924) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2008 draught. poured a golden amber color with a thin ring of white head. nose of pine and citrus. somewhat one dimensional hop flavor. only detected notes of pine and grapefruit. lacking the malt backbone most pale ales have. palate is a bit on the watery side. has a nice hop bite in the finish. overall not a bad first try from this new local brewery.
Rerate: Had this again last night from a bottle and enjoyed it a bit more that way. The malts come out more to balance it.