rcon23 (1) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2017 does not count DrnkMcDermott (3100) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
$5 can from the Snuggery cart at Union Station, Chicago. I count this as a CCBW beer. Drank it on the train with no glass, so I can only gauge the color of the few drops along the can rim. Some foam peeks out when I pop the top. A warming generic beer smell comes out of the can opening. First impression is fizziness, similar to most canned beers, and not bad in itself. A few sips in, there’s a clear impression of earthy English hops. Light amber color in the rim. The character slowly asserts itself, from a plain ol’ beer to a full-on Pale Ale. Further on, the hops become more aggressive, even American, with some resiny zing. Some fruity ale esters pop in at the end.
Slight bitterness, good color, not much else I could say. But I needed 75 characters.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone lavaaaron (55) - - 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 (5905) - 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] tmoreau (4369) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2017
One of a number of accumulated 12 oz. bottles that made it’s way to the back of my cellar frig, poured to a mug at home showing a hazed, orangey amber color, with some soft white froth, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was a bit of dankness & resin, followed by some fruitiness of citrus & pit variety, with hints of breadiness and caramel sweetness. Ditto on the flavor, a little less than medium bodied, with decent carbonation, and modest citrus & rind bitterness, accompanied by touches of tartness and dryness. An acceptable Pale with some IPA tendencies. AleTamer12 (22) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2016
Nice cold beer in Boston. Poured medium dark amber and little carb..ination. Got better as the drink went on. Not bad.
Bebum (993) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Full body, flavorful, rich mouthfeel, avg heat and carbonation, avg length.
Bitter, dry, crisp.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 17Beer (354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Some citrus notes. Pours an opaque orange brown with a thin white head. Good lacing. A basic chalky taste with some light sours and leather notes. Good carbonation. Drinkable but not distinctive. Tessic (1153) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2016
This pale ale poured a golden amber with next to no head even after a vigorous pour. Scents include honey, hay and a little grass. First swig was quite smooth. Initially hoppy with a med bite bitterness. Finish is a little grassy with some caramel. Hoppy bitterness lingers on the palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jflopsu (1615) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours a lightly hazy brown-orange with tan head. A fruity malt and spice aroma. A heavy malt with some fruits, citrus hops, and grains. A sweet malt and lightly dry grain aftertaste. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting and 12oz bottle. Poured a light copper, almost Amber with a thin head of light foam. Aroma was spicy with a sweet fruit note. Great carbonation helped bring out the bitterness of the hops very well and finished with a sweet caramel flavor.