Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade. Not quite as pale as I would like. Good, though. Perhaps I wasn’t expecting such hop/malt balance and it threw me off. I’ll need to try this brew again.
Tmoney99 (11058) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium to long duration. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. This is a solid beer.
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
KSBF. I believe they were pouring this out of 750ml bottles. Poured a medium to deeper golden / amber color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of fresh hops - pine & grass with some caramel. Tastes of lighter hops (didn’t have that fresh, green hoppiness) - grass and pine with caramel. Lighter bitter finish.
Drake (8980) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run, opened 11/13/14. Pours a clear copper with a thin fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of green hops, caramel malt and a bit of raw malt. The taste is green, vegetal hops, caramel malt, a bit of raw malt. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness, alpha acid bite, moderate carbonation. A bare bones beer but quite solid.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Victory. Big carbonation on a clear amber. Modest, beige head. Big sheets of lace. Feels like IPA in nose and body. Sticky, resinous hop nose. Nutty hoppiness in the body, sappy, pine. Very east coast IPA in profile. Good stuff.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at d. b. a. Clear golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma is fairly malty and sweet, some earthy/dusty malts with a bit of sulfurous yeasty character as well. Flavour is decent but quite sweet. Bready malts, some toast and sweet honey flavour. Slightly oxidized flavour and I really don’t know where the hops are in this… I’d take the harvest pils over this any day of the week.
DocLock (8053) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orangy coppery pour with medium head. Malty aroma with a hoppy floral and fruity smell. This one reminds me a lot of the Manayunk wet hopped brew, with the caramel malty flavor backed up by an earthy, sort of fruity yet peaty hop, as such. Complex and well balanced, I had several pints of this.
BVery (6933) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is fantastic! Clear rich deep orange pour with a spotty white head. Aroma and taste explode with citrus and pine. Slightly dank. Fresh and rich hops all up in your face with this one!
DrSilverworm (6925) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at Dutch’s. Wow.. Up front, this is tremendously hoppy! I’m surprised they’re calling it a pale ale... Other breweries would happily call this an IPA, and it’s hoppier than many "IPAs" I’ve had, too. Fantastic herbal, mildly spicy big earthy hop. Good toasty malt, very light caramel. Totally clear orange amber color, with a nice thin off-white head that retains well and leaves fantastic thicker splotches and ropes of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Wonderful grassy, lightly grapefruity hop aftertaste. Amazing hop on this. As far as pale ales go, this is one of the hoppiest I’ve ever had, but unlike the typical super-highly rated pale ales, this actually has an interesting malt backbone to balance things out. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Definitely some zest. Overall, a fantastic and incredibly hoppy pale ale. Wonderful fresh hop beer. A very effective vessel for a hop showcase. One-of-a-kind indeed, never had anything quite like it (though many that have come close..)
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barcade. Pours a clear orange with just a hint of haze and a thin beige head. Spice, light esters, little bit of DMS. Medium, but a bit thin, light maltiness. Finishes with a light bitterness.