bhensonb (11784) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent copperwith a foamy off-white head. Aroma of resin and roast malt. Medium body, or nearly. Flavor is floral/fruity with a roast malt backbone. Fits the style. Finishes nicely bitter. Good stuff.
BucannonXC5 (977) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 500ml (16.9 oz.) bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: My sister-in-law Sarah
Consumed: Nov. 27, 2014
Poured a caramel, amber, semi-clear color with two fingers of khaki, rocky head. Streamy bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass throughout. Good amount of foamy, spotty, spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention. (Sight - 4.00)
Smelled wet Cascade hops, German Munich malts (like Stone’s 17th anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA), floral hops, Citra hops, orange rind, slight Simcoe hops, orange creamscicle, orange wheat and caramel. (Smell - 3.63)
Tasted similar to the nose, maybe slightly better. More of a fruity taste. Wet Cascade hops, bitter German Munich malts, floral hops, Citra hops, orange creamscicle, orange bitter orange rind, grainy wheat grass and light herbal hops. (Taste - 3.50)
Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)
A pretty good pale ale overall and I was glad to give it a try. (Overall - 3.63)
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TylerGreenDC (439) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Kind of an eastern pale ale with lots of malt support for a fairly mild hop presence. Smooth. Adequate. Does just fine.
olio (6774) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a large frothy head. Resinous and hoppy on the nose, orange peel and some mandarin with sweetish malt characteristics. Bitter malts and resinous hops on the flavor, mild caramel, orange, faint grapefruits, finishes to a lingering gooseberry crispness. Bitter and kind of oily palate. An okay APA but nothing special.
thorongil2 (1430) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) hazy, bright amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of pine, citrus; dry, not very complex flavour with long light bitter finish
madmitch76 (16489) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5th August 2014
Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry and crispy. Smooth malts, slightly sweet and creamy. Light citric peel hops and a mild carbonated nip at the finish. Drinkable and fun!
Garrold (2013) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Clear amber. Thin, sticky, off white head. Fusty, spicy, orange hop. Sweet, biscuit malt. Taste has plenty of bitterness. Some dry. Some sweet. Oily, slightly thick palate. Finishes very bitter. Dry close. Tasty beer. Punches above its ABV.
Defreni (2706) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Orange meget let diset med e flot skumhoved. Behagelig duft af malt og humle. Meget frisk men også østkyst præget, minder mig om Main brewing. Lækker lille øl drukket i Yosemite.
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Plumpjack Noe. Pale ale, just another beer, right? Sometimes you get a good one though. Perfect appearance, clear deep copper with lively bubbles, a lasting off-white head, and great lacing. Great balanced aroma with pine and grapefruit complementing floral notes and caramel. Dry flavor with big hops balancing out the caramel/bready base. Hoppy, fruity, floral flavor. Nice clean but resinous mouthfeel. Really excellent pale ale. Stands out within its style.
kaser (3404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour from draft at fathers office. Spicy apricot taste. Smooth. I like this. Aroma is earthy grains
HonkeyBra (3578) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a copperish reddish orange with a small white head. Aroma has some very faint hop notes mostly floral. Flavor is mildly bitter with a bit of oxidation and a bit of diacetyl. Medium bodied, slightly below average carbonation. Finishes kind of butterscotchy and flowery. There’s potential here but they need to figure out the diacetyl/ oxidation problems.