maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kumiyama AEON Mall liquor shop. Thick caramel nose, veyr fruity, bready, biscuity. Hazy copper/brown color. Malty initial, quite earthy, gently tart in mid palate, spicy, with light but clear hopping in finish. Medium body. Thick stuff, more ESB or light barleywine-like than pale. A touch high in alc.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Grub. Dark Amber colour, aroma is light lemony hops. Taste is biscuit malt forward with lemony hop finish. Not overly bitter, little bit spicy, speculoos, bit of brown sugar, quite nice.
maxwelldeux (4270) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is a bit fruity and lightly grassy, but does seem to be a little past its prime (thanks, Total Wine). Taste is a bit bitter, but with some stale earthiness coming through. All in all, average at best.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (6.1%) from LifeSource. Dark amber brownish in color. Somewhat hazy. Bready nose with a bit a little hoppiness. Some dry earthiness up front. Has characteristics of English hoppiness. Pretty good maltiness as well. Mouthfeel is pretty full. Tastes like a strong bitter or something.
Fatehunter (1951) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thin head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is sharp lemon with a little pine and grain.
The taste is grain, moderate bitterness with a dry bitter finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
OldMrCrow (2244) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Explodes out of the bottle all over the kitchen counter. Orange tan pour, yellowed head, sediment. Bready aroma, a bit of metal. ESB elements. Sweet with orchard fruit. Aged barleywine caramels (what’s that about?). An unusual APA to say the least, but entirely tasty.
Hanuta06 (422) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: from tap at The Noble Fir.
Aroma: couldn’t detect.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-amber body.
Taste: lightly sweet, caramel malt initial flavor and finish with short duration.
Palate: medium body with watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: not bad. It was sweet but not overly so. I’d drink it again.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep bed with a thin head. A mild pale with forward malt tones and low hop resins and bitterness. Some yeast esters, light fruits, malt sweetness and a mild grassy, hop floralness
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in an English pint. Dark clear orange amber with a short head. Decent retention and lacing. Sweet heavy malt aroma. Similar flavor profile. Medium body, soft carbonation, and a malty and bitter finish.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity. English style pale ale. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I cracked this one open, but I am pleasantly surprised. It pours a medium caramel with amber highlights with a fair bit of compact foam. Definitely fruity esthers on the nose, sweet bread yeast, with a golden malt aroma. Medium body has caramel and toffee like flavors. The bitterness is neutral but present, with little to no citrus aromas. Floral would be a good deScription of its hop profile. Creaminess can be interpreted as a bit of diacetyl/butteriness in the finish. This pale ale leans more towards ESB than OB.