ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel and biscuit malts, grapefruit, citrus, and floral hops, English yeast, and a bit of fruity esters.
T - Sweet caramel and biscuit malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and floral hops, some bitterness, English yeast, and some fruity esters.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a bready and lightly bitter finish.
D - Great English Pale Ale. Great balance.
mahkus (51) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from tesco. Good retaining head. Lots of bubbles. Sweet malty aroma. Nice refreshing taste that starts like honey then bitter taste that lasts as beer goes down.
Milter (200) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spændende øl med god smag. Frisk og let bitter. Absolut værd at cykle langt efter.
Cokemonkey11 (72) - - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Bottle. Pours medium amber, smells musky and with hints of caramel. No head. Taste is fantastic to match aroma - musky and malty. Great.
Bule (997) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a pale brown color without much head. Nice mild hop bitterness that is smooth through the whole taste.
ludhaber (64) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was advertised as a pale ale and I think that’s accurate. Very good aroma and balance between hops and malt. The surprising part is the buttery texture of the beer, close to a good Pilsner. Very good.
VinegarStroke (299) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: clear, straw, medium head and good lace. Dull, yeasty, funky, aroma, malt and citrus. Dry, not sour but moderately bitter. Lacks depth of flavor. Very good commercial beer or weak craft beer.
This bottle might be stale.
PapaSkeetSkeet (959) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with a cm of moderate-coarseness tan head that fades moderate-to-moderate-slow. Aroma of biscuit, some raw sugar, touch of banana (slightly caramelized), wet grasses and hint of mineral content and moist pastry. Body is watery with hint of oil, medium-light-to-light weight, moderate carbonation, somewhat creamy, moderate burn. Flavor is biscuit, touch of grain, hint of banana, grassy herbal finish, refreshing bitterness with that revisits on the exhale, just a hint of astringency in it. Relatively weak flavor profile compared to the aroma and to bigger beers. Overall, a yummy bitter! I love the subtle banana notes (but wish the bitterness was just a bit softer.)
beer-yum (693) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deserved benchmark of the style (English Pale Ale). The aroma and flavour are significantly better than could reasonably be expected given the strength.
madchemist83 (120) - USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, dry hop in the nose. Copper brown with white head. Tea notes in the taste, blended with caramel and toffee. A bit of roastinnes. Like any British beer pretty drinkable.
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m excited to up my top 50 Bitter count to a whopping 2 with this one. It’s just sorta there, though. Mostly a sweet honey maltiness with a lively carbonation. Smell slightly skunked hops, a touch flowery. Kinda what I imagine when I think "bitter" except carbonated and a bit less hoppy than I’d like.