obguthr (3389) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: Weak aroma of whole orange. Hazy amber, medium billowy yellow head. Sweet for the style. Orange soda initially, but finishes more malty and beery. Marshmallow also present. Not cloying, but again too sweet for the style. Possibly artificial.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma of iron and pine. Pours orange with a big sticky head. Tastes of pinewood, yeast, and rust. Not a favorite.
petexner (841) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle in Virginia. Pretty decent pale ale, long palate, good hoppy taste, nice aroma.
jredmond (4891) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Draft at Dallas’s wedding reception. Pours a hazy gold body with light frothy lacing. Aroma is fresh cinnamon, citrus hop, and other spices. Mouthfeel is medium lightly carbonated with notes of sweet spicy hops.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Nice and pretty well made, but noting all that special. Decent balance and fairly easy to drink. Packed with flavor for a fairly low ABV beer. Not complex, but pretty well put together. Really hope the start can more of their styles.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a clear at first and then hazy by the bottom of the can, light brownish orange with a large, creamy, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma wasn’t as intense as the flavor. It had very light caramel and grain; moderate citrus hops; and lighter pine hops. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, moderate to heavily bitter and lightly acidic with an average to long duration. There was citrus hops, ceramel malt, pine hops, grapefruit, lemon and orange hops. The light to medium body was slightly syrupy and sticky on the lips with moderately fizzy carbonation and a dry and lightly metallic finish.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized, rocky white head with god retention and a surprisingly nice lace. Clear copper orange hued ale, nice lookin. Nose is ripe with peppery hops, citrusy, fruity and hint tropical. Body is lightly medium, nice carbo level. Nice orangey flavors with a lightly sweet caramel malt backing, spicey and fruity, little lemon and faint pine. Dry, citrusy finish, even a little juicey. Nice APA! Can from Suburbinliquorstore, newark DE.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy golden amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is medium malt (toast, grain, meal), heavy hops (perfume, earthy, spicy), and light fruity esters. Flavor is medium malt, heavy hops, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, light warmth.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lxocation/Date:Can bought at Atlantic Liquors in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Drank on 7/9/2011.
Appearance: Pours a nice copper.
Aroma: Light hop aroma.
Taste: Light hop taste, decent malt.
Palate:Medium light body, a little slick, abrupt aftertaste
Summary: A solid and fresh pale ale.
jmm635 (816) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-orange in color, clear, has a creamy white head. Hoppy aroma with a light malt balance. Smooth and sessionable; enjoyable yet forgettable. The style doesn’t do much for me.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at North Star on 5/20/11.
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Streaks of spay lacing left behind.
Earthy aroma with lots of piny hops and citrus along with a caramel malt presence. More hop forward in the nose than expected with hints of pine needle, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Looks and smells pretty good.
Medium bodied but lighter than expected and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. Subtle crisp hop bite up front with earthy pine and very faint citrus but I was really let down at how weak the hops were given the nose. Slight lactic creaminess and a prominent malt backbone.
Overall this beer wasn’t bad. It looked and smelled pretty nice but the flavor was a bit of a let down. Quaffable and refreshing in this warm weather but sort of bland.