daknole (9437) - 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 (176) - 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 (642) - 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 (4543) - 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 (6961) - 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.
Dodgrblu (627) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of Sampler at Portsmouth Brewing with Katie. English maltiness completely dominates.
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old sour malt aroma. Clear golden color with a small white head. Flavor of old malt bitterness in the beginning with a light sweet finish.
reggiedunlop (3217) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with a thin wispy white head. Aroma is malty with light caramel. Flavor follows suit...subtle bitterness but i need more hops! Mouthfeel is light...too thin...and the finish is mildly bitter.
rejtable (1431) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice quaffer. Pours medium copper with foamy head and lots of lacing. Up front some caramel with a cereal, like Cheerios, backing. Great medium mouthfeel. Nice!
johnnnniee (2451) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden amber with a huge bubbly off white head that slowly recedes and leaves a moderate amount of lace. Smells of earthy and floral hops, biscuity almost pilsner like malt aroma, with hints of citrus. Taste follow the nose fairly well, biscuity almost honey sweet malt with earthy citrus and floral hops to counter. Medium thin body with a bready sweet watery mouthfeel and a moderate to high level of carbonation. This is a really nice pale ale for 1998, but kind of pedestrian by today’s standards. Well made, nothing objectionable, but nothing really exciting here either. Kudos for bottle conditioning though!