shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Earthy spruce and lemon malt aroma. Pale yellow with moderate head. Sweet lemon malt and lemon peel flavor. Light dry finish. Pleasant.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (One of my twelve lost (for now) notes, so this is as well as I remember). Light golden. Citrussy fruity hop. Quite light of body. No sweet crystal malts. Pleasant enough.
leaparsons (8728) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden with a white head. Aromas are peach and grapefruit with spiced oranges. Slightly nutty with floral notes. Flavours are caramel with yeast, oranges and perfumed soap. Dry on the finish. Good.
arminjewell (8522) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellowish orange with lasting white head from bottle, aroma has notes of toffee, some biscuit, grass, touch of hay and bread as well in there. Taste has some sharp grassy pine notes that fade quickly into biscuit, spicy earth, touch of toast, finishing slightly bitter, mostly clean.
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle bbd april 14, 2013. hazed rich gold body with a fine white head and medium effervescence. pleasant hop aroma of dried pineapple, citrus pith and melon. yeast is mild but with surprisingly nuanced: lightly estery and musty aroma and flavor, lending a softness to the already soft malt. lightly sweet; medium-low bitterness; yeast becomes starch-heavy and vitamin-like as it opens; body seems to weaken and become more watery. overall a respectable product but it lacks vibrancy and intrigue, so it’s not something I imagine myself craving. there’s some nutt-y and mushroom-y English ale yeast play here, sometimes enjoyable but other times unpleasant and sourish.
DocLock (8424) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from State Line. Dark straw pour with minimal white head. Nose is heavy mango, hops, passion fruit, mild funk. Solid aroma, but the flavor just seemed a bit off with this one. It had hops, mango, melon, and some funky and feety notes, but the ingredients didn’t mesh well and fell apart once it warmed up.
gnoff (8291) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on November 19, 2012. BB 12/14/12.
Label states "Wyld Extra Pale Ale" and the neck label "Organic Wyld".
Hazy yellow color, white head. Citrus, lemon, hoppy scent. Smells sort of one-dimensional and citrus focused. Hoppy, some malt, minerals, grains taste. Grainy and apricots aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness.
Fin (8199) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that Craig shared with me at Fairports Cropredy Annual Reunion 12-07-10 Spikey in mouth with sweet Seville oranges on nose and in mouth. Its a bit of a one trick pony in that respect as I get little else but I like it, easy going and pleasant and a relief from the hoppier beer I have just had. [b> A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Re-rate 5/30/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear deep golden. Hoppy aroma full of mango. Dry-ish flavor of fruity hops, a grainy hint and decent bitterness. Medium-bodied with a fluffy mouthfeel. Not bad. 7/3/6/3/14=3.3
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear deep golden color with a medium white head. Nice hoppy aroma of lots of tropical fruits, some pine and a bit of malt. Flavor starts sweetish and somewhat grainy and finishes with mild (yet lingering) bitter fruity hops. Body’s a bit too light. OK. 7/3/6/2/13=3.1
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Best by 4/14/13. Mostly clear yellow - orange color. Thin white head, leaves good ring of lace. Orange rind hop in the nose. Grassy. Medium body. Smooth moderate kind of soft carbonation. Dry finish. Some bready, slightly metallic malts. Light bitter taste. Light spicy hop. Not a bad pale ale, with a decent, interesting hop flavor. But it could be more drinkable, especially for such a light ABV.