Zymurgeist2 (2296) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Tap at New York Sports Bar in JFK. Struggled to get the plot on this one. Hazy yellow with full white head. Did not get any hops on this at all. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2016
On tap at Renaissance Westchester Hotel. Dark gold/amber body with medium head. Nose is toasty, malts, caramel. Taste is hoppy, caramel. Creamy and smooth texture. Nice spicy finish. MrTipple (5366) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Aroma: dust, grain malts, floral hops, citrus fruits, light pine. Appearance: clear, dark, gold, medium, creamy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: floral hops, light resin, grain malts, grassy hops. Overall: OK APA, a bit non-deScript. Pint at Craft Beer Rising, Shoreditch. sinfull (1675) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Golden color . Big , white head. Citrus , pine and malt in aroma . Hoppy taste with malty backbone. Nothing very special, but really well done , balanced ale. generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: It’s body has a medium amber colored with good clarity and some visible carbonation. It is topped off with a small white head that fades to wispy thin film layer with a thicker ring of foam at the edge of the glass.
Smell: In the nose I get some light notes of sweet bready anf caramel like maltiness. Hops are light and offer a slight herbal and pine like background.
Taste / Palate: The flavor has a base maltiness with light caramel notes and bready sweetness. The come in quickly and balance with some herbal and piney notes. The overall feel is a light middle weight with good carbonation.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a half finger white foam head that immediately settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Surprisingly dark and cloudy for a pale ale.
The aroma of this beer is pretty bland, which is surprising coming from captain Lawrence, and it possesses very little of the west coast character that the label claims inspires it. This bottle is under two months old and the hop character is very faint. Some earthy, soil-y hops with subtle grass and pine needle. No citrus/tropical fruit presence that is typically associated with west coast and west coast inspired pale ales/IPAs. Strong malt backbone with strong hints of toast, caramel, toffee, roasted nuts a dark fruit sweetness. Aroma reminds me of a faded American barleywine.
Tastes more like a pale ale than it smells with a light body and crisp, earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a dry finish. Very hop forward with dry, sticky resins and grassy pine flavor. Dryness is a bit overwhelming and the hop character is slightly one dimensional, but there is subtle tropical fruit sweetness as it warms. Still, the west coast influence is lacking with only a touch of tart grapefruit sweetness. Feels more English pale ale/IPA inspired. Again, the malt backbone is much stronger than I expect/prefer for the style. Subtle roast with hints of toasted bread and caramel sweetness. Overall, this beer is light and easy to drink but the malts areoverpowering and it lacks complexity and interesting flavors. miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
& acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2015
On tap, not much to it, from memory, Amber hue, tan foamy head, somewhat watered down. Too light and one dimensional. Fair jsnicholas (633) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle (12oz): clear golden with big soapy white head. aroma very subtle. Taste is sweet with nearly no bitterness. I would call this more of a golden ale. Pretty bland, but very drinkable allmyvinyl (10708) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Keg at Andrew Usher’s. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, malt, light herbal. Taste is light herbal biter, some lemon, pours of toffee. Sweet