DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Strange Brewing Company, Denver 16/09/2010 As Pale Ale "Strange or Bards" ABV 5.5% 40 IBU
Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and a little pale. Hoppy and fruity pineapple flavour with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.
TwoSipDip (8898) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap @ brewery. Goldenyellow appearance with a very small head. Well rounded nose between the pale malts and a mild hoppy aroma. Pale malty body with a cleanser-like, bitter hoppiness.
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber pour. White head. The nose is lightly citrusy with a mix of lemon and orange. Light grapefruit and a soft resinous character. Light bodied with a softly earthy bitterness but it’s quite restrained on the IBU front. Fresh and a little bit grassy. A nice piny nose as it starts to warm up. Lightly resinous even… pretty tasty.
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from the brewery - cloudy glowing orange pour, with thick, sticky lace - sweet pale malts hit the nose first, some notes of honey, but earthy hops are the star of the show, with abundant citrus notes - some fruity esters (strawberry) - soft carbonation, medium to light body - a fairly sturdy malt base does not get in the way of the earthy hop flavor - a lot of flavor from the hops, but not a great deal of their bitterness until the finish, which is lightly peppery and minty - some dry, crackery malts on the tail end - decent.