Nejhleader (1148) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
100th scratch beer, wow. A really nice clean pale ale, nice basic hop taste and aroma, nice crisp finish, smooth drink
jdavidh (97) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great nose, decent flavor. Lots of floral and citrus notes, plus dandelion. Good carbonation.
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orangesol (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at the Brewery.
A - Pours clear amber orange with a nice two finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty trails of lace down most of the glass. Definitely looks more IPA than pale ale.
S - Smells of fresh ripe peaches and other stone fruits, pine resin, toffee and caramel sweetness. Starts off a little dull but once it warms up it is quite fruity for the duration.
T - Starts off with a nice mix of peachy fruit and strong citric hop bitterness. Hints of toasty caramel and toffee sweetness, pine resin, fresh cut grass and only a touch of warm booze. Finish is pretty bitter with a dash of booze at the end of each sip, leaving the palate dried long after the finish. The hops and fruit are strong, but not to the point of being overpowering, allowing it to be very easy to consume.
M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, fruity feel with plenty of bitterness.
O - While I was expecting something a little more exciting for #100 than a Pale Ale I still really like this one. The El Dorado hops work really well with the light bodied pale ale base, adding a very nice fruity smell and taste to the mix. Get it while you can, I doubt it will be around for very long.