HighlanderOne (1312) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Poured from bottle. Nice aroma of roasted caramel and spice. Good lookin clear mahogany with tan head. Big roasted malt flavor with caramel, citrus/grassy hops, a bit of sweetness - maybe dark honey. Earthy aftertaste. Bold, crisp feel. Well done. willblake (2654) - 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. SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2011
This beer is very clear amber with a light to medium tan head. Bubbles from carbonation move quite fast. There is a sweet toffee smell and a mild tinge from the hops. The taste is lightly sweet with a little bite that ends quickly and lively carbonation. The mouthfeel is thin and a little dry. I enjoyed this beer. shrubber85 (11322) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Light orange malt aroma. Amber with nice light tan head. Lightly sweet orange-caramel malt and very lightly bitter orange peel flavor. Medium body. Solid and unique APA. Patrickctenchi (6548) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Slightly hazed, copper-red with a short, tan head.
Scent is caramel malt and candied orange.
Flavour is sweet and bready, caramel, with an orange-peel bitter finish.
Much nicer than the ratings currently reflect.
Tasty, clean and bright.
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - 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. FROTHINGSLOSH (7670) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Not an APA but rather pleasant. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz can this beer poured a medium brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left some lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, molasses, somewhat vegetal malts and moderate notes of cherry, fruity hops and cola. The flavor was bitter and tart with cherry, molasses, caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, nut bread and cola elements blending nicely. Medium finish. Medium body. Interesting. gripweed57 (2302) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Redish brown color topped by a small beige head. Pleasant roasted malt nose hints at caramel and apples. Spicy toasted malt flavor with a citrus hop backdrop. Nice balance and body. Long bitter hop finish. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with a small tan head and little lacing. Subtle caramel malt aroma with a hint of ripe fruit in the background. Taste is molassas, caramel malts and dark fruit followed by spicy hops. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish. Would agree to disagree about the style it is listed under. Strykzone (7300) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle that came in a trade with vlan1. This pours hazy amber brown and has a beige head that leaves some falling lacing. This smells more malty than expected. Fruit in there, too. Sour fruit leads the flavor and I think it is the hops. The flavor is like unripe fruit. It also offers grain and vinous notes. Hops are light and offer a bit of spice with orange zest. This is mislabeled as an APA but is a fun beer to try.