Brew42 (61) - - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- Pours clear amber with slight head
Smell- Best part of the beer. Smelled like a mix of caramel and fruit. The fruit/sweetness mix reminded me of a blueberry muffin. Great smelling beer.
Taste-Completely different from the smell. Basic bready/crackery flavor with a little citrus
Mouthfeel- Smooth with very slight carbonation.
Overall- I was a little let down. I was expecting a stronger flavor after I smelled it but still a decent beer.
frlrv1020 (33) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a good, inoffensive pale ale. There is a hint of caramel in the aroma. Itís got a smooth finish, with a mildly bitter aftertaste. It has a grainy taste.
944play (337) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Sprengerís. Bright deep gold, smallish white head. Pleasant sweet tea scent at a very low level. Flavor starts promisingly, bringing coolly balanced warm malts and herbal goodnesses, but nothing to focus on, and an unfortunate swampy bit cropped up early and I canít shake it. Medium body and a slightly salty finish.
mtbikemikel (3) - Beaumont, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite. None of the notes are over-powering. Itís a nice blending and good balance of the ingredients. Not too hoppy, not too fruity or spicy. Served best in a frosty mug at 34degrees.
dekester1 (296) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a deep gold/amber with a light head and lacing. Aroma was of piney and citrusy hops. Taste was similar - piney and citrus (grapefruit) w/ a decent malt background. Mouth was pretty good - nice density. Overall, a decent pale ale.
Drjohnrock (416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Widmer Brothers/Red Hook/Kona variety summer 12 pack purchased at Western Hills Kroger, tasted on September 21, 2013. Moderate amber color with good clarity, bittersweet aroma with interesting tropical/pineapple notes, medium flavor heavy on the fruit, hops come in at the end. This beer is OK but I hardly think any mysterious alchemy is responsible for its creation--if the commercial description was part of my rating, the score would be much lower.
gendv138 (232) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes, consumed on 4/24/13. Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours amber/caramel brown with 2 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of caramel, pine, citrus, light tropical fruit. Tasting notes of pine, citrus, floral notes, herbs, good hop/bitterness balance. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
tightslice (124) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An average, nice, middle-of-the-road, clean pale ale with nothing too exciting going on. High expectations, low patience. Common.
kaser (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at ditkas Orange I think. Foamy head. Apricot grapefruit and slightly bitter taste. Really good. Wasn't expecting much and was happy
DocJitsu (693) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orange-golden color with a short off white head. Buttery malty nose. Less body than one would expect. Micro scrubbiness appears mid palate. Texture vanishes before the beer does. Cereal malty flavor. Honey clover. Finishes with bitter honeycomb.
howlinwlf (17) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a good solid ale. Poured 2 bottles into a .5 liter glass. Great copper color, not much of a head. This one surprised me, it was one of 4 different beers in a Winter Variety 12 Pack. Great round ale flavor all the way through, followed up by a neat dose of hops. Good stuff.