ben4321 (4542) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015
Location: Draft at the brewery, 3/28/15
Aroma: The nose is caramel and earth, with some metallic notes.
Appearance: It pours a clear amber color with an off white head.
Flavor: Polio flavor, leans sweet, but with a light bitterness.
Palate: The body is light-medium, easy enough drinkability, lightly dry.
Solid enough approachable amber (not brown) ale. Makes sense as a gateway to craft beer, but not super interesting for a craft offering. (Cleaning up the rating, I have no idea what auto-corrected to "Polio" in my flavor description, but I think Iíll just leave it, itís too weird to fix.)
Jeffsayyes (45) - - JAN 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think I love American Ales. Easy to drink and a good bit of flavor, a little bitter. Got my bottles from a very good alcohol store, Bottlerocket, in Norwalk.
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fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well-balanced ale that lies somewhere between a brown, an amber ale and an altbier. Some nutty flavor, crisp hops, caramel malt. A good middle-of-the-road flagship beer.
Jow (2546) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle late night while doing some reading. Pours copper with decent head. Nose is caramel and some herbal. Tastes of caramel, floral, sage, spicy pepper, and toast. Juicy palate. Not a brown ale but a fine beverage.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A clear cooper body with almost no head. Aroma was of mild caramel malts and some toasted malts. The hops were mostly bitter with some floral note. Flavor was a milder version of the aroma. Nothing special. Light on the palate.
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Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish amber color, minimal white head. Sweet and malty nose with some berries, "beet like" earthiness, grain, bread. Definitely a maltier "English" style pale ale. It kind of reminds me of Bass Ale, which ISNíT a bad thing necessarily. Pretty well made.
Janebikes (6) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Such an easy drinking great tasting ale! And a nice brewery your and generous tasting room.
MadIndian (2571) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Nice notes of caramel malt, some hop and dough. Body was a bit thin. Not bad.
Slubgob (215) - West Hartford, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap into pint. Golden brown, lingering thin white head. Fairly malty nose. Fair bitterness in the mouth with the middle getting a bit earthy and leathery. Finishes bright and clean with some intriguing herbal notes. Good American style ale.
jkwood04 (4511) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of floral hops, some caramel and pale malts, and dough. Flavor the same with a nice hoppiness. Average texture. Not a bad beer.