philipmeese (53) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours a lovely clear deep amber with white head. Light aroma. Light flavor. Forgettable.
retinadoc (99) - - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hoppy aroma, above average carbonation. Very dry, hoppy mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish. Drinkable, but surpassed by many other IPA’s, esp. if compared A-B.
neverleaveopen (64) - GERMANY - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
clear golden amber. outstanding aroma. strong malt character and floral yet spicy hops.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Scent is corn, cardboard, a little citrus -- certainly not as bad as one of the mass produced beers but not what you’d hope for. Taste is nice, though, Malty, mild hops, smooth, just enough aftertaste to make you smack your lips. Nice tasting beer, yet the other categories are lacking.
JuliusCaesar (140) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty standard pale ale. No flavors that really stand out and make this beer memorable but it isn’t really bad either.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lightly hazy pour, white head. Stale malts, spent hops, butter, breast flavors. Not so great.
Phatman (174) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Loon on the Mountain Hotel in Lincoln, NH. Positive malty aroma, some breadiness, little bit of floral notes. Smooth drinker, initial malted flavors, ovaltine? Before we get into the dry hopped goodness. Nicely balanced ale and very sessionable, I didn’t feel the need to try anything else on tap this evening.
PhatB420 (468) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint. This is one sessionable pale ale. It doesnt really have the hop presence I would expect from this remote NH town nor the headiness of a northeast microbrew. Rather bland and unfullfilling for a pale ale. color is a dark and musky brown orange. Taste is flat hops, countered by weak malts and average citrus. this is an average beer. not horrible, quite easy to drink, but still lacking the greatness to excel it over the edge. Head is nice and giant when poured, then shrinks down to islands over the murky brown sludge water. Ok pale ale here.
markwise (3806) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Portsmouth Brewery. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, citrus, and earthy hops. Flavor is similar with malt up front followed by earthy, grassy hops. Light to medium in body and a nice pale overall.
BVery (4257) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Strange Brew in Manchester. Clear light gold pour with a white head. Buttery and earthy, mild grass hops. Not a standout.