j12601 (11571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a clear golden tinged amber with a thin white head. Grain with a little hoppy background. Grainy with a bit of hops, earthy. Finishes lightly bitter. blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber, with medium sediment, and an off white head. Weird sweet malts, just the faintest hint of dicetyl, and light herbal hops. I’d assume this was old, but the bottle says it’s 4 months old, so... it’s really not that old. Not that good. Fatehunter (2565) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pint glass, half finger of head. Cloudy, copper colored body.
Smell is malty, wet grain in a barnyard. Not great.
Taste is sour with mild bitterness. It’s a bit disjointed.
Smooth texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
Not too impressed with this. Not horrible, but missing the mark. Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Tap. Orange with white head. Smells caramelly. Tastes piney, caramel, long bitter finish. Pretty good. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Sampled on 10/6/2012. This American Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, with some citrusy hops. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, fruiy, bready and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Decent carbonation. Nice balance of hops and malts. Decent Pale Ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
UncleKorm (1319) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle pours Orange w/ medium particles & white head excellent lacing and mostly lasting. Hay aroma. Light sweet with a bitter punch, it really pushes the upper end of the IBU for most Pale Ales. A complex beer with both malty & hoppy flavors coming through. bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Light lemony malty nose. Taste is light hops some citrus and a nice malt body. Decent beer. onceblind (9627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Tap at brewery. Clear light amber with a thin spotty head. Smells almost of a meaty herbal spaghetti sauce...not sure what to make of that. Herbal hops, a touch of rosemary, earthy toffee malts, and just a tone of sausage or something on the nose. Flavor is grainy and herbal with a nice balancing bitterness, finishing off-dry with an aftertaste of floral hop resin. Not shabby, just a little confusing. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 26, 2012
On tap at the brewery: Poured clear orange/yellow with a medium sized head. Nice aroma of piney hops and citrus. Taste is more piney/citrusy hops, well carbonated. Somewhat of a short finish. Solid beer. I enjoyed it. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
This was my most dissappointing beer of this Sampler Pack. Maybe I drank a bad bottle but this doesn’t rate high for me. Rather bland and too bready for my palate. Disappointing.