biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2003
On tap at Summits wayside Tavern-POured nicely golden with a neat head seated atop...Nose was slightly floral with some hops..Taste was very sour...perhaps the lines were dirty but not usually the case here...maybe I just don't like it SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Somewhat hoppy for a pale ale, but not in comparison to some west coast pale ales (such as sierra nevada). Their IPA is much better (when it's good). Consistency doesn't seem to be an issue with the pale ale as much as with some of dogwood's other brews. Maybe just because it doesn't have any 'extreme' flavours. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2003
(Bottle) Light hazy amber body with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, butterscotch, light citric. Taste is medium sweet, earthy and light citric, some floral butterscotch in the finish. Light-medium body. Hangover (1136) - oxford, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Light amber with a head that pours small and stays small. A good balance of hops and malt, defintely a respectable pale ale. Pretty much middle of the road for the style... a definite drinkable beer. In the georgia area this beer is easy to find and thus highly recommended, but it's a little too so-so to seek it out in any quanity outside of the state. A good pale ale however... recommended. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Pours a lightly hazy golden with plenty of carbonation and a big puffy white head. Fresh hoppy and fruity aroma. Mildly sweet and hoppy, but nothing spectacular. Dry grainy notes as well. Smooth and drinkable, but dull.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Thanks Mabdoney. Slightly hazy golden hue with fizzy white head and some lace. Very floral aroma of aromatic and dry hops, toasted malt, biscuit, light citrus and yeast. Lively and clean mouthfeel leds to a nice bitter and malty balance, not overdone. Undertone of lemon and orange with a dash of yeast twang. A refreshing session ale, nothing great but easy to drink. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Fruity, flowery hop aroma, some citrusy notes, with just a touch of malt sweetness. Light golden amber color, partially opaque, bottle-conditioned. Citrusy and lightly sweet flavor, with a good dosage of fruity hop flavor and bitterness. Medium bodied, with a smooth, lightly effervescent palate with a high degree of drinkability. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2004 Rating based on draught version. Descent tasting brew.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Thanks to Brewbandit for this bottle. Good beer. Above average Pale ale. Had a nice bitter bite. jgb9348 (6253) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2003 Bottle 2:
Light amber in colour with a thin white head. Very minimal aroma, but hops are detectable in what is noticeable. Medium-bodied; A good hoppy flavour - perfectly balanced with malt. Aftertaste bittered from the hops. Overall, pretty good from the style and better than the IPA in my eyes. I had this beer on draught at Summit's in Sandy Springs (Atlanta), Georgia on 25-September-2003. Rating for this bottle: 4,4,8,3,13.
Hazy golden colour with some dark orange highlights. A thick head filled with smaller bubbles and is off-white coloured. Not much too much in the smell, perhaps a bit of english hops, a bit of some sugar and a touch of floral and perfumey aromas. Medium-bodied; Malty flavour with a pretty strong sweetness, just in sugar form (no fruit or burnt sugars), and finally some hops (english). The aftertaste is pretty well balanced between the malt and the hops, but not much other than that is noticed. Not a bad beer at all, but it really didn't strike my fancy. Overall, worth trying if you like English Pales and live in Georgia or Florida! I got this twelve ounce bottle in a beer trade with great guy Matt A. (Mabdoney) from Florida. Thanks again Matt! Rating for this bottle: 6,4,7,2,11