AirForceHops (5970) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can from Prost Beer and Wine. Mostly clear gold with steady level of carbonation. Aroma has a mild bready pale malt, weak citrus.
The flavor is that of a classic APA. But really feels dated, like this would rock if it was 2004. Just very ordinary by today’s standards. Bready malt base with light notes of citrus and mellow pine that leads into a dry texture. Body is on the lighter side of medium. Drinkable enough and it has no issues.... I maybe overly critical with this but just very plain to me.
BierMeHoos (546) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits, & Bistro.
Appearance: Looks like a watered down porter, with light beige head.
Aroma: Pungent earthy hop smell, very English to me.
Taste: Very woody, pines, bitter to start off with. Then malts kick in.
Palate: Medium body with below average carbonation.
Overall: Kind of just middle to middle-high of the road pale ale.
johnnnniee (3652) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from The Drinkery Derry
Brilliantly clear deep golden color with a good sized long lasting frothy off white head. Lemony citrus, light sulfur, light bready maltiness. Old school, a bit bland for my hop toasted taste buds.
Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Oliver Twist. Herbs, grass, hay, bread and caramel. Mild bitterness and sweetness.
phillybass (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good beer and a decent pale ale. There seems to be more hops aftertaste than aroma but it isn’t bad. I would gladly drink this again but it isn’t my favorite of the style.
sblsimone85 (379) - USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pure water we receive from the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek that begins its journey to us just under 14 miles from where we brew with it. We’ll be celebrating this water (insert your lite beer joke here) with our anniversary beer, Headwaters Pale Ale, due to be released February 15, 2011
---Rated BY Italianbeer85
mallons72 (205) - livonia, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt...hay, Hops...floral, grass, Other...raisin, woody, banana, Beer is OK. Was hoping for more hops. Tastes like a lightly hopped pilsner.
jookos (5215) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@gallows. Orange amber, clear. Malty caramelly, slight nutty foresty piney nose. Med bodied, super smooth, almost silky. Green forest in the finish. Really like the texture, served just at a good fridge++ temp to keep it soft. Clean, victory- malty, bit boring flavourwise.
tfontana (602) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage. Aroma is strong bready malt with floral, herbal, musky-resinous hops. Appearance is clear gold with orange tinge, nice sparkle with virtually no head and mild lacing. Taste is nice mix of bitter and sweet, slightly citrusy, metallic, with corn chip finish which is long. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and slightly overcarbonated. Overall, a lot of positives here and very enjoyable to drink.
malvrich (218) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Best by 10/29/15.
A: Dark gold almost brown pour. Looks like a watered down porter ( in a good way) Small coarse beige head. Streaming bubbles quickly die down. Low retention and average lacing.
S: Pungent earthy hop smell dominates. Smells English.
T: Stiff piney/woody bitterness at the start, balancing toward the finish with a faint malt sweetness. Lots of character. Tastes a bit more American.
M: Medium body with maybe a bit below average carbonation. Light resin on the medium short finish.
O: Good pale ale that seems to straddle the fence between English and American styles. Widely available in NC and priced at $9/6 means this is well worth an occasional buy.