can8ianben (1394) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color, smooth and pretty smooth. Very malty, very dry and bitter.
radio_nowhere (1111) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into pint glass, amber-hued golden color with beige head. Light aroma notes of cocoa powder, caramel malt sweetness and some grass. Taste adds graininess and earthy bitterness. Light body, low-moderate carbonation, crisp with light bitter finish. Interesting historical brew, like a lighter brown pale ale.
JFGrind (1905) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Traditional ale with new-ish school hops. Dark tan medium bodied Ale with chocolate malts. This offering by SBC grew on me. I hope to try more from this Northeast Pennsylvania brewery. Picked up a slightly out of date case on super blowout at Bell Beverage.
beerbomb (212) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2015 aroma is bread crust, earth, and grass maybe some citrus rind-
flavor is faint caramel, old bread, grains and earthy, bitter hops -- overall, grainy and bitter - if its historical, im just not privy...next...
Bulk_Carrier (2667) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a pint glass because I thought it was an American Pale ale and actually smelling and tasting it, I believe it is one.
The appearance was a hazy bronzed orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white head gently dissipating leaving some light rings and having a lacing running here and there.
The smell had a light spritzy citrus bitter hops leading into a decent caramel maltiness.
The taste took those flavors and made it fairly sweet and earthy. A light toastiness adds itself in there as well. A combined citrusy and earthy aftertaste leads itself into a balanced wet to dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style as there was a decent harshness but nothing controlling.
Overall, I say this was a good APA that I could have again.
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours golden with medium white head. Aroma interesting: getting some stale chocolate, malt, mash and grass. Very acidic. Bitterness up front. I wouldn’t call it smooth, although it doesn’t need to be... It just doesn’t have much else going on.
60minuteman (1012) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque light brown pour from bottle. Aroma of caramel malts and metal. Flavor is malty and sugary. Backed with piney hop. A good one to pound in a big mug.
N3lson1 (459) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Aromas and taste of dark malts. This beer tastes like a generic cheap small market beer.
Tonkun (1110) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange copper pour. Caramel, grass, herb, floral. Medium body and carbonation. Decent
Lightrider (316) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a honey amber on the dark side. Aroma is very low but malt. Taste is a bitter malt with a slightly bitter hint. Finish is clean.
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of grain and some caramel. Grain flavor with some caramel sweetness and a slight hop bitterness. Solid lacing and a crisp finish.