Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasn’t sure what to expect but since the price was only $3.50 for a pint the risk was minimal. The reward was a solid and flavorful pale ale. Not quite heavy enough to wear down the palate it still had enough depth to keep from being a boring one trick pony. Oh, and it also comes in relatively inexpensive cans if that is your thing.
Aroma / Appearance - The rosy red body glowed with warmth like a dim fire. A pillowy white head remained after a few minutes. Beneath was the smell of cedar, polished bronze, caramel, and dashes of honey. The warm bitterness glues everything together like strands of tree sap.
Flavor / Palate - Light and easy going, the first impression is of oranges and lemons. The transition towards a woody finish brings the hops into focus clearly. Over time it becomes a little predictable. However it is still good enough to keep a four pack around for hot summer afternoons. If you are in central Indiana check it out and support a local brewery.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Floral grapefruit and piney hops aroma. Hazy honey gold with a moderate thick white head. Floral citrus peel hops and caramel malt flavor, with a long, lingering spicy bitter finish. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very nicely balanced IPA. Obviously well hopped, but the rich, even creamy, malty caramel backbone make this a pretty smooth ride over all. Tried in Richmond, IN in 2013.
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a translucent copper with a white head of foam. Pine, and bitter grapefruit peel come through in the aroma. Mildly bitter. Finishes sweeter. Dry as well.
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Chumley’s then again at Radio Radio while being blown away by the sound of Caspian. What a combination. Anyway, there is not much to really say about this beer if you’ve had dozens of American pale ales. This one is very approachable and textbook with modest grapefruit and citrus with comforting malts. This is very clean and on the lighter side of the style. Fantastic for a session, just don’t expect anything out of the ordinary.
jrob21 (2464) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can. Mild grassy hop profile. Little bit of bitter herbal taste. Smooth and easy to drink. Very seasionable. Little bit of lemon in the flavor. Light grain malt bill.
jandd1983 (2462) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a clear golden-orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was of hops and spices, some citrus, light pine, hay, grass, with some biscuit and bread notes. The taste was bitter and lightly sweet with a medium body, a little tingly and prickly with some bitterness. Good stuff.
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is a bit light, some citrus and crisp zest. The beer pours golden amber with an awesome creamy white head. The flavoris crisp grapefruit citrus with a bit too much of a dry finish.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to funkybrewster. Really nice pale ale. Very drinkable. Light and biscuity up front with some sharp clean citrus finishing with medium bitterness, very clean. Certainly one I could find myself knocking back all day and several of. Palate is light, but not too thin or watery, carbonation seems to play nice as well.
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can thanks to StFun. Poured into a shaker. Pours a dark orange with a half finger of white head. Citrus and spicy. Really good beer. I would love to try more drom these guys.