Jabah (829) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2018
On tap at Maryland Live Casino. Thought I was trying something new, but think I had it about a decade ago and forgot to review. Forgot it was an English pale ale, which could be my least favorite within this style. Lacking hops, with the balance leaning towards the sweet. Has a dark orange to light brown appearance. An ok beer and drinkable, but probably should have gone with the Goose IPA. Zilverenmaan (360) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2017
Aroma rather faint. Taste stronger: gentle hopy and bitter, some malts, well balanced, rather thin though. Soft, lingering bitter aftertaste. MF slightly oily. Decent. tightslice (1541) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle from Cork in Hoboken, NJ. Aroma is hoppy cracker. Taste is mild tang, citrus. Very drinky dranky. Bitterbill (2112) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 24, 2017
From May 2007
Compliments of jwc215...thanks, Joe!
This pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy amber with a nice head of foam that eventually shrinks to a fine layer and has some good lacing.
The smell has a fruity and sweetish nose to it. I like it.
The taste on first sip is big on bread followed by some hop fruitiness and some good caramel malty sweetness. Very tasty.
Further sips in and my palate is really liking this brew. So smooth and yet so tasty....the hops try hard to take over but the more than ample malt presence keeps it in check and makes for some very good balance except in the finish, where it ends up being both bready and slightly bitter. Good aftertaste.
Bottom line: This is a very good APA and I particulary like how neither the hops nor the malt dominates the flavour. I recommend it. tfontana (1286) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Taster pour at Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival. Appearance is light brown with a light covering of off-white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is general graininess-- almost metallic--light pilsner-type malts. Taste is mild. Light grain, benign floral sweetness. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, soft-to-average carbonation and finish as taste, floral to lightly sweet and nondescript malty finish. Overall, this is sort of bland, with some bitterness.
harpo40 (35) - Eastham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Loved the copper color! Well balanced taste with some fruit and malt coming through. Very little bitterness, making it easy to drink. Overall, a refreshing and tasty beer. mmattox (2) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2017 does not count
Decent beer. Pretty average taste and palate. Aroma felt forced and unlike a classic pale ale. Appearance was nice rcon23 (1) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2017 does not count
Slight bitterness, good color, not much else I could say. But I needed 75 characters.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone lavaaaron (206) - - JUL 4, 2017
Nutty. Right off the bat, toasty and malty but flavors. Very simple profile and on the palate, after that initial taste there is not much left. Not bad, easy drinking beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ganache (6151) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle. Nose rich in orange, grapefruit, toast and caramel malts, very sweet. Pour clear, dark amber gradient with a foamy beige head. Taste medium-bitter, lightly sweet, earthy and light woody, faintly astringent but not bad; major component is strong toast. Malt is a little flabby but there’s enough complexity to compensate, unfortunately most of the fruity hop lure has disappeared. Medium body, nicely crisp with subtle brown and amber shades and depths, finding like 15% Altbier ancestry here and larger English influence. Enjoyed. [2017.03.28: 3.1]