cheap (6213) - CHINA - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle. Looks rather nice in the glass, rocky head and color like iced tea with a tinge of orange. Very nice looking effervescence visible. Slight malt citrus nose. Taste is initially a little medicinal with lots of delayed hop bitter bite, wheew. Quite surprised. Next taste is same, does not hide the alky content well, its more like a 7%’er with all that hop wallop. I’m going to risk it and say this stuff on the finish is as on style as any IPA. That visible sparkling you see in the glass is hard to find in the beer. If you like IPA, ignore the numbers, thank you. If this is an amber ale, its one of the more bitter hop ambers I’ve had for a while. Funny how this brew starts out; first, just for a few nanoseconds, it lures you into taking a bigger chug, then the old IPA, nearly impy ipa, attributes kick in rather dully. 60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle from TW. Can’t smell much. Faint hop, malt and some oaky bread. Pretty decent hop bite, oak or oat, definitely bread, earth and a good bit of sweetness from the caramel. Appreciate the basics when they’re done right. Thin body. downender (9008) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep copper in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Sweet, caramel and red berry fruits, slightly earthy malts, a hint of toast and spice before a moderately bitter finish with some citrus hop in the background. Fine. scarletfire65 (1534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is caramel malt and faint dried fruit, like figs. Light bodied, semi sweet, clean, mild, slightly oxidized sherry notes, tasty but light malts, pleasant dry finish. If tasted blind I would call it an English mild. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours a mostly translucent deep amber with a medium creamy off white lacing head. Aroma of citrusy hops and caramel malt. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, toffee and citrus hops.
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - OCT 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-22-14-
Served on tap a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served an amber color with a one finger of a white foamy head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a bready and caramel smell along with some other aromas toffee. Some light smells of roasted malt as well as a little bit of grassy hop are in the nose as well producing a rather balanced aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly grainy and bready taste with hints of caramel sweetness within. The caramel is light upfront, gaining intensity up through the middle of the taste. At that point the graininess begins getting stronger as well and some lighter fruit flavors of apple and pear coming to the tongue. Some lighter roasted flavors greet the tongue at the end and with a bit of toffee and a light grassy bite, end up leaving a rather moderately sweet, very lightly roasted, and grainy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather appropriate of the sweeter, bready and grainy flavors of the brew matching the tastes well and making for an easy drinking brew.
Overall – A fairly pleasant and easy drinking ale. Not outstanding but nice none the less. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Amber colored body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Pretty much wave after wave of caramel and toffee. Not much in the way of hop presence. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, semi-sweet throughout, no perceptible bitterness in the finish. jrodooo5 (1749) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Very pretty copper pour w/ a good beige head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is weak w/ some malt pushing through. The taste is kind of harsh. It’s not quite bitter but dry & unusual in a not so good way. Not really feeling this one! willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
20140602 5oz at the 16 mile Taproom in Newark. I gave the bartender flack for the menu description of Dark Pale Ale. He said its less hoppy than APA and less malty than amber. Yup. Mildly hoppy and nicely dry. This is what I always imagine I’m going to get when I order a lighter English style. Nice Stine fruit notes. Clean as a whistle. I wonder if the bottles are different because I’d expect a better score for this. Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Taster at the brewery. Almost an amber with white head. Not much aroma, mostly malt, toast and toffee... Pleasant dry finish.
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