corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015 kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: December 27, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque ruasty red, frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: funky floral aroma, dry malt
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it dry, floral hops, just a touch of balancing sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Pours a dark copper color with faint amber edges and a one finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy, spicy hop aroma with a surprisingly strong malt backbone for the style. Strong onion like presence followed by grass, caramel, toffee and biscuit. Really malt forward with an unpleasant hop profile. Nothing about the appearance or aroma suggests pale ale.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with an odd combination of earthy, onion-y hops and dark caramel malt. Not reminiscent of a pale ale at all with a really strong roasted malt presence with a soil/dirt like taste. Just really harsh and unpleasant with hardly any sweetness or balance. The malts taste off and the hop presence is really dirty and one-dimensional. It’s really hard to describe how bad this beer tastes. Dry and bitter with bland malts and rotten vegetables. Drain pour. dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
This outstanding ale is medium to full bodied. It is amber in color with a nice head. Its strength is in the wonderful malt tastes. The hops are substantial and well balanced with the malt. Overall, this is an excellent ale. PorterPounder (8091) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Conyers, Ga. - Sigman Bottle Shop - 22 oz bomber. Hazy dark orange pour, slight snow white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma is perfume-like and sweet with some candy fruit essence to it. Flavor is similar in nature withe some artificial candy-like fruitiness, a hint of molasses, some cotton candy. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Not quite cloying, but would gave been happy with only 12 oz of this, troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] Pours a light shade of amber with a white head on top. English style hops and sweet caramel in the aroma. Grainy malts, biscuit, toffee and grassy hop taste. Mild funk in the finish as well. Tasting notes from 2/2014. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, florals, and grass. Flavor of toasted grain, caramel, grapefruit, earthiness, and florals.
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Amber colored pour. Big white head. Tons of lacing. A spicy malty aroma. Spicy, woody, malt flavor. Some hints of Brett sp. Pretty damn good. SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 11, 2013
bottle. murky amber with a small head. dusty, tart, bretty aroma with crystal malt. light bodied and dry. its been inoculated with brett, so bootsy collins funky flavas dominate. think rayon vert with a healthy dose of mid range crystal malt. i like it. could also be listed under belgian ale. EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Listed on the menu as an English Pale Ale. Given the lack of hop character, this seemed a more apropos categorization. Pours a slightly hazy dirty brown with light head. Scent is non-descript grain and slightly sweet. Taste matches scent. Light medium body with decent amount of carbonation. Draft - Argosy - Atlanta, GA ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
JHeath99 (1679) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
The little white box on the label where I would expect a bottle date is left blank.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, amber-gold body with a tallish, lightly yellow head. Adequate lacework.
Smell: Spicy, sweetish, fruity, lightly earthy nose. Toasted onion rolls, cooked orchard fruits dosed with spices and sugars. A bit different.
Taste: Toasty pale malts, with touches of biscuit and bread crust. Moderate light brown sugar sweetness. Apricot and apple fruitiness. Spicy hops, lightly earthy, with some herbal tones with an edge of mint leaf. The toastiness, the brown sugar qualities never quite drop out, leaving a bittersweet, soft finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-level, gentle carbonation.
Overall: It’s good, albeit not your run-of-the-mill pale ale, so, I can see many people not quite digging it..
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with decent white head. Aroma of yeast and malts. Taste of super yeast with slight malty hints.