Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in NH, shared with Charlie. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small, white head. Woody, toasty malt aroma, some light grain and earthy hops. Medium sweet flavor, biscuits, toast, slight floral hops. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good balance in the finish, some dirt and woody bitterness lingers. Very good.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Victory headwaters pale bb7/8/11 from sharpshooters g-burg on 6/15/11
Orange color w/ a drippy white head. 3/5
A= lots of grassy skunky noble hops, mild pine, orange/lemon/citrus/gf and pale malty caramell. 7/10
Tastes the same... Malty yet hoppy dry...nobles and a little onion. Sessionable. Noble notes. 7/10. Crystal/caramel malt?
Crisp yet med body3/5
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Little Woodrows. Pours transparent gold. Very light and drinkable, crisp carbonation and weakly citrus flavors. Easy to drink, but seems watery to this IPA fan. Still, a great session ale if you want a light pale ale with some citrus flavor.
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Clear bronze with a large spongy head. Orange, flowery honey, light resin and metallic aromas. Tastes of Orange Creamsicle, spicy resin, and earthy honeycomb. Peppery wood and oily resin finish is a nice counter to the malt and flowery hops. Light body is soft, slightly oily, well-balanced and crisp on the finish. Excellent session ale.
douglas88 (6308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A sweet honey and herbal hop nose. The flavor is a clean and crisp PA: honey, lemons, biscuit. Very dry. Extremely drinkable.
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fantastic little ol’ pale ale. Deliciously sessionable with a nice maltiness up front matched with an excellent hop finish. All you can ask for in a pale ale.
reggiedunlop (3214) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear pale amber with a medium foamy white head...nice lacing. Aroma is grassy, earthy and spicy...hint of grapefruit and light roasty malt. Flavor is more citrusy than the aroma suggests but still has some earthy and spicy notes and lightly roasted malt. Mouthfeel is somewhat light and a tad watery...finish is dry with spicy hops and mild roastiness.
lachrymalisis (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a groovy pale ale. I’m not a huge IPA nerd myself, so I generally tend to gravitate towards the pale ales and appreciate their mellow bitterness and great aromatics more than harshly hopped IPA.
It’s got a great clear, light-amber body with two fingers of marshmallow-white head. Good retention and a spotty lace.
Smells like floral, citrussy, piney hops on top of dry biscuity malt. Straightforward and damn good.
Hop flavor hits up front, but quickly give way to bready malt and a bit of implied grapefruit from the olfactory. Clean, bitter finish. Impressive malt presence without becoming sweet and juicy or losing the bitter dryness. Full and prickly carbonation feels just right for this refresher.
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a small off white head. Notes of citrus, grass, honey, and fresh air. Nothing crazy stands out but still a solid beer.
mile (3118) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some fruitiness, some bread and light piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and some fruitiness, some bread and piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish,faint fruitiness and some piney hoppyness, caramel. Caramel sweetish pale ale - could use more hoppyness.