aleichter (33) - - AUG 22, 2014
A little too much sour grapefruit. Not my favorite pale ale. Nothing special about the aroma Youngpretender (15) - Morganton, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
This is my first encounter with Ellicottville Brewing and I honestly cannot say that it made a good impression. The aroma is the best thing it has going for it. It has a nice grapefruit punch but there is something medicinal about it. Appearance is fine as far as color (nice light caramel color), but the head on this thing was a bit creepy. I flicked a bit of it onto my dinner plate where it remained true to form for 20 minutes like a little cloud made of meringue. The taste is straight forward and hoppy but not so much bitter as astringent. The palate is fine not oily or overly fizzy. Overall it did not leave me with a good impression for the rest of their catalog. All in all..... i didn’t finish the glass. warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Clear golden orange, short lived white head. Nose is bready with slight sweetness, touch of citrus and hops. Flavor is similar with mild bitterness. Bottle is 6 months old thanks to my beer club, may be better fresh but from what I can tell it's pretty middle of the road for APAS. Very drinkable. berkshirejohn (6655) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo, NY. Amber with a loose white head; floral aroma; soft floral taste at first, but with a kick of bitter grapefruit giving a lingering finish. A reasonable APA Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
(bottle from UDBeernut for Secret Krampus, thanks!) Pours a clear orange color with a medium off-white head. Slight lacing. Aroma of papery hops, light orange, must, maybe some faint black pepper, and breadiness. Light tea too. Surprisingly a lot going on here. Flavor has a minerally aspect to it, with further tastes of faint breadiness, watered-down orange juice mix, and subtle Off! bug spray towards the finish. Weird stuff in here, but for some reason I don’t find it all that offensive. Pretty bitter and astringent towards the finish. Lingering finish of Frito’s. Overall this is a pretty decent beer.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
This mediocre pale ale has a clean, glassy golden orange color with a thin white head. Its nose is heavy with caramel sweetness. It’s simple and sweet with possible hops decorating. The flavor is just the same, thin bodied but weighed down sightly with some caramel heft. It’s light-palated and easy... Good, but nothing special. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Grainy Malts, Mild Piney, Mild Floral
T: Floral, Grainy Malts, Mildly Piney
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a nice pretty balanced pale ale with good malt/hoppy flavors.
Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
May 2010. Bottle. Orange color with floral, caramel and pine aromas. Another pale ale that just get lost in the crowd. Not the one you’ll tell everybody to go get, ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Bottle a gusher, for shame. Throwing off tons of floral and fruity notes, heavy citrus and some lavender, tons of oily hops. Body is orange with the large, dense beige head. Taste is dry with a hint of rubber/astringency, not very bitter. Classic medium body, relatively smooth with rounded fruitiness and a little mineral. Not terribly hoppy, surprisingly -- this would be considered a dull Amber by most of today’s palates. [Was my 1700th US rating.] OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Serving type: bottle
A - Pours a dark copper with a half inch thick head. Some lacing.
S - Clean grapefruit mostly. Sweet malt coming through stronger and stronger as it warms.
T - Sweet ruby red grapefruit. The malt is very timid in the middle. It finishes pretty bitter at the end, which is very welcomed.
Medium bodied pale with lots of citrus hops, which kind of dominates every thing else. Despite the fact that it’s unbalanced this is a very good beer. It’s just clean and crisp. You could belch in someone’s face after drinking this and they would say, "Thank you sir/madam, may I please have another."