leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with a thin head. Aromas are toffee, caramel and toast malts. Raisins with bready yeast and stewed pear. Lightly spicy with citrus. Flavours are sweet malts with yeast and chocolate. Peppery on the palate with pine bitterness. Decent.
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze and clear. Malty and quite sharp with a medium body. Pleasant and easy to drink.
rubbishystuff (1809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer of the month selection. Stands out compared to some of the other average Pale ales that BOTM sent. Tasty. Serving: Bottle
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at BBQ, Brews and Blues. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma is pale malt, floral, hints of caramel, light citrus and grassy. The flavor is similar; moderate sweetness, pale malt, light citrus, grassy with nice balance. Medium bodied, decent.
Derek881 (997) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured the beer into a glass to drink. It had an amber-copper color with a creamy, large off-white head that had good retention and cling. The beer had a fairly malty aroma for a pale ale, with some caramel, and a good bit of floral and grainy hops too. The taste is bitter and grainy with a bit of a sweet-sour complement mixed in. It does not have a strong mouthfeel, with average carbonation, and a light creaminess.
Leighton (10538) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear, golden-copper with lots of sediment and a faint, white head. Nice earthy, floral hop aroma with some malty caramel. Flavor has a brief, sweet, caramel-honey beginning, then mostly bitter with pine and earth. Medium body with lively carbonation. A pretty well balanced, full-flavored pale ale. Good.
kidmartinek (3554) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draughts copper and cloudy, smokey and full. The thick, white head is a good asset. Pale malt and fresh spring air aroma. A little nutty and a little hoppy. Smooth, cool, and full body and taste. Takes you to another place. Mountain... fishing... yeah, go there.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap pours a pale copper color with minimal head. Aroma is very floral and hoppy with some citrus. Taste is bitter but not too overwhelming. A little sweetness also present. Palate was smooth and body was full with a nice refreshing aftertaste. Good pale ale, drinks more like a solid IPA.
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour, light head. Light citrus hops, crackers, honey and some grainy notes. Flavor is smooth and a bit malty sweet with a light spicy hop finish. Pretty ok brew.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a lightly clouded, golden-orange colored body with a big, two finger-width, frothy, white head that collapses slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweeter caramels and a light crystal with floral citruses and a hint of apricot. A touch of grainy toast as well. Flavor is grainy and sweet with floral citrus-apricots and a bitterness that seems a bit off to me. A hint of toast as well before this dries and leaves a medium length aftertaste. Light bodied and a higher carbonation level. Overall, an interesting pale ale. Very floral and sweet with a decent bitterness, but something doesn’t quite blend perfectly. This isn’t offensive, but I wasn’t a huge fan of it.