b3shine (7656) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a transparent orange with off-white lacing. Smells of hops and pale malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright.
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a medium caramel-golden with a dusting of dirty white head. Nose was of deep, rich drawn caramel and toffee with Cascade notes (mostly pine)... quite sweet. Sweet caramel and pine in the flavor, with a solid citrus push at the back-end. Rather aggressive alcohol-fueled grapefruit bitterness at the finish. Close to medium-bodied. Caramel base could have been fuller, and the bitterness was a bit sharp. Not bad, though.
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-ounce bottle. Copper color, fairly well headless and the lace looks more like trub. Has a bready nose with not much else going on...and a little hop finish with not much else going on. Maybe this is what happens when people brew a style out of a sense of *having* to have it on the roster? It doesn’t seem like it was brewed by anyone who really likes pale ales much in the first place, let alone wanted to make one that stands out. Well-enough made but uninspired.
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Get Real NY Cask Ale Event with Linh, Andrew, Streets, and Brendan. Easy drinking pale.
Ernest (7123) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, pine), lightly malty (toasted bread). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Whoa nelly, that's a bitter brew. Not a fan of this resinous, piney hop style, though.
larsga (7077) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin offwhite head. Orange body with yeast particles. Sweetish mango hop aroma with sharpish catty hop notes. Some straw as well. Dry straw and malt taste with citric mango hop notes. A bit watery, but still nice. (0.355l bottle at RBNAG’07.)
PorterPounder (6904) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 Rerate Very refreshing on a hot day spent in downtown Cleveland - up a notch or two. Much smoother this time around. Original 3.2 Medium orange pour, slightly sparkling with a soft, lilting, dissipating quickly white head. Faint aroma - pick up hints of pepper, ripening fruit, pleasant. Flavor has a good subtle bitterness to it with touches of citrus and some sweet biscuity malty notes. Cluttered finish - left me thirsty. A pleasant change of pace from the west coast over-hopped APAs but not overly exciting. Thanks to Aurelius for saving this out of his Ale-in-the-Mail shipment.
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Ginger Man, July 2012
Amber with a small head. Creamy mouth feel with hops, malt, some grass. Descent stuff.
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look of light black tea, orangey, small head. Rich hoppy aroma with some sweet fruity elements. A bit dry at front, later some light bitterness. Very smooth.
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imperial Pint draft at The Galway Tribes (Frankfort, IL). Poured a nice darker amber hue, with an interesting, seemingly nitro head that coats as a film, is decent sized, and sticks around through the experience. Aromas of citrusy hops and some bready, caramel malts that seem well balanced. Taste is similar, light bitter hoppiness balanced well by a nice bready malt profile. Hops are there, and definitely are my favorite part of the brew, but is balanced well and is not one dimensional at all. Finishes smooth. Sessionable. Would drink again. Cheers.