decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. An almost cat pee hoppiness, light/medium malt, perfume on the nose. Medium malt, hard citrus, very nice finishing bitter. Medium bodied with aggressive carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a white head and pale yellow/yellow color. Aroma is sweet lemon hops, slight light malt. Taste is lemon hops-with a raw bite, hint of light malt/grain. Light body. Very dry finish.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a light golden color with a medium head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus hops and caramel. Taste is bitter citrus hops, bread and toasted malts. Medium bodied.
jrob21 (2192) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at atlanta cask ale festival and man are those some fresh ass hops. Huge grassy aroma and earthy grassy flavor is like chewing on wet cut greenery. All the way in the background is a little citrus aroma and a tinge of a grapefruit bitterness but all of that is drowned out by the fresh hopping cask conditioned aspects of this baby.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a slightly hazy copper with a small but lasting white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of fresh sweet malt,citrus hops, and a hint of caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and nice crisp finish. They packed in a whole bunch of flavor into a small beer. Very good.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.
Pours a clear golden amber with a small bubbly head.
The aroma is dominated by the floral fry hops up front which carry the smell throughout with some caramel malts int he background.
The hops are again prevalent in the taste up front with some lemon grass and hints of pine. The malts are more bready that anything and form the backbone of this one before the hops come back and leave a dry bitterness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is slick and fairly light with little carbonation.
This was a very drinkable pale ale that represents a more traditional cask ale vs. some of the other big offerings at the ACAT.
ChainGangGuy (4239) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed a couple times at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. It was nice to see there was at least a few cask offerings with sensible ABV percentages.
Appearance: Clear, light copper body with a thin, bubbly, whitish head.
Smell: Aroma of sweetened lemon zest with a backing of basic pale malts.
Taste: Lightly grainy pale malts with a small pinch of powdered sugar. Hmm, there’s a peculiar and fairly distinct taste of green tea early on. Lemony hop character with a medium bitterness. Finishes dry and bittersweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Simply a reasonably tasty, enjoyable pale ale.
mattvervack (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Cask Beer Festival Atlanta. This was the best of the bunch. (21 casks) Closest thing to cask ale, anyway. 5% ABV says you dont have to brew to a high gravity to produce a good beer!
Butters (3594) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery over thanksgiving. Fair for style. Grapefruit and citrus nose and a little grassy on the flavor. Pleasantly bitter and well balanced. Just not a huge pale ale fan.
NachlamSie (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours cloudy light gold with a very small head. Hoppy, yes, but not like their IPA. Still, fresh, stanky, zesty hops are present with hints at lemon, grass ,and various citrus. The flavor is similar with suggestions of tea, lemonade, and a husky, pitty bitterness throughout. This is smooth and light with a very fresh and natural hop character. It is basically the IPA X 0.5 sessionable.