maxwelldeux (4164) - 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 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, 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 (1647) - 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 (2157) - 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 (393) - 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.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Being a fan of Terminal Gravity India Pale Ale I was surprised and disappointed in the lack of hoppiness in this beer. Second and third bottles made me relaize that this was a very balanced and tasty beer. When I can find it I always put a couple of six packs in my fridge.
brenn79 (1725) - Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours orangeish amber with a thin white head, aroma is sweet caramel, English hops, which in my opinion seem to always have a dirty dishwater aroma to them, it smells more like an Octoberfest than a pale ale. The taste is caramel sweet up front, followed by a mild dry bitterness, very creamy, fresh tasting. It doesn’t taste like a pale ale, but is still pretty tasty. Body is medium, carbonation is high. They went against the grain with this one, It could have turned out a disaster, but seems to be pretty good. They could market this as a hopped up ESB or Octoberfest, which seems to me to be more accurate.