DuffMan (10072) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with JJ. Light amber gold, hazy, with a huge lasting white head. Aroma is sweet malts with a nice citrus hop dominance. Palate has sweet malt (golden syrup) supporting a nice fresh citrus hop character with a medium bitter finish. Solid.
jimhilt (2597) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours five+ finger cream head that fades very slowly, leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Pine and earthy hop nose and flavor is caramel with a hop backbone. Light lingering bitter finish. $2.99 for a 22 oz bottle.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Collins Pub. Crisp amber with thick foam. Light fruity hop scent. Interesting flavour! A praline coating on chewy bread and strong hops. Well balanced. A little mediciny in the aftertaste. Drinks like hoppy water.
BillKismet (3991) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light bronze amber with thin head. Bitter floral aroma with some citrusyness. Bitter citrusy body with a honeyed finish. A pleasant harmony of bitter and sweet. Medium to think bodied. An easy drinker in the British bitter style.
TimE (5610) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color. Lots of caramel malt and citrus hops going on.Fairly full bodied for a pale ale. Decent, but hardly particularly memorable.
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is floral with some bready malts, some pale malts and light citrus. Pours golden with a soft head. The flavor is bready and pale malty with notes of floral hops, light citrus. Starts pleasant, but the finish ends up aspiriny and lightly vegetal. That kills it for me.
drfabulous (7539) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Horse Brass. Some haters here. I thought this was a somewhat malty and tasty pale ale. Hops. Nice head. Good flavor. Very enjoyable.
Crit (3944) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber,lasting beige head,tiny bead.Salty carmel nose.Bland fore,malt mid, medium strength lasting hop finish. Gassy. Easy drinking but unremarkable
argo0 (14028) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Large rocky off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/lemon, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some lemon, light bread. Light-medium body, light acidity.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle from Jon and served in standard no-nik pint glass: Uniforms are a golden hue with a solid helmet of froth, the cheerleaders are quite cute with the fancy lace. I guess the game is being played near a PNW hop field for I smell notes of piney, herbal, peppery and citric hops. That must be a bread factory down the dusty road. The taste has a nice balance of running hops bitterness, passing light herbal and earthy notes with a supporting pale and sweet malt special team effort. The mouth feel is lively enough but a bit chalky and dirty. Overall the winning touchdown drive stalled in the red zone but the field goal execution was right down the middle.