NachlamSie (3568) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bomber from Bruisin’. I can see this is filtered as I pour the copper brew into a glass. I’m none too impressed with the aroma, it’s muted and slightly vegetal but clean for the most part. The flavor is a different story. While it is mild, there is still commendable hop presence in the way of clean pine and citrus. The finish is light though zesty and leaves a pleasing bready sweetness for balance. This is a great, simple, but enjoyable American styled session brew. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Draft. Crystal clear light amber body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light cantaloupe. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light bread. Light-medium body, light acidity. bubbleflubber (2235) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Pours deep amber into the glass with a nice frothy eggshell head that reduces to a small ring leaving soapy lace. The nose is malty, with some yeast overtones. Flavors are dry malts, grassy notes and dry pie spices. A bitter finish ensues, but all-in-all, the entire brew seems nondescript and run-of-the-mill. It’s an ok APA, but nothing really stands out about it. Mouthfeel is light with a medium-light body... not a lot of substance here. A nice brew to try, but.... won’t be a staplehold. zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Greenlife Grocery in Asheville. Dark orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of light grassy hops and pilsener malt. Moderately bitter hop flavor but with a distinctive lager-like quality. This really teeters the line between lager and pale ale in my opinion. Drinkable enough but equally as forgettable. jrob21 (3802) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2010
A great idea as to the purpose of the beer but unfortunately a not so great effort in the flavor of the drink. Relatively non-descript pale ale with a mostly spice and grass hop profile. Faint bitterness towards the back of the palate. Amber pour with a decent off white head. Grabbed this bottle in a random shop in hendrsonville, nc.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Glad to have skipped the bottle at Bruisin Ales in lieu of a taster at the brewpub. Caramel orange, whitish cover. Spicy hop aroma, sweet caramel. Taste is caramel, some citrus, pine, spicy hops, light bitter. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle from Bruisin Ales, Asheville. Absolutely killer label, and a very nice idea for a brew (refreshingly free of hipsterism too, thankfully). Healthy, youthful seeming pour, with a semi-cloudy pale orange body that seems earthen in some sense. Sweet and fruity nose is nice but suggests almost a cream ale or an ESB to me, given how understated the hops are. Body is smooth, with medium carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Moderate yeast and hops in the flavors, but overall I still get more bready malts, and not much personality on balance. Decent brew.
brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Very amber in color with a light head. Lightly malty aroma. The flavor is mostly spicy hop. Nothing really descript. Thin body dry mouthfeel and finish. Not great. aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
I actually thought this might be a maibock. It is incredibly clean, lager-style medium-color maltiness, and very little hops. Incredibly easy drinking without being bland. StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2010
This is a great pale ale. Great hop profile. Very tasty and easy to drink. Reminds me a little of Pisgah’s Pale Ale. Nice orange-amber color with a one-finger white head. Nice bitter finish and not too sweet. This one is a winner. Get it if you can!!!