SpringsLicker (3682) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color that’s surprisingly attractive given its lack of clarity. The head is a typical one finger white shade. Not much retention, but good residual lacing.
S: Slight caramel sweetness, biscuits, toffee, sweet citrus, and faint hints of pine. The aromatic qualities are a bit mild (especially hop-wise) for me, but are nonetheless enjoyable and even mildly complex.
T: In general, it’s a bit low on flavor. The initial flavors are classically biscuity, before finishing with faint grapefruit peel. Hop bitterness washes out nicely after a couple sips. On the other hand, I feel like the hop profile could be more distinct. I notice a distant aftertaste of slight diacetyl and nuts, also. Not bad.
M: The strong carbonation works well with the combination of a sweet, malty finish and resiny texture. I could use a drier aftertaste here, but this drinks fine either way.
O: It’s a decent offering to have with a sandwich at lunch. Worth a shot, but there are a lot of other pale ales I’d much rather have. A bit too safe and inoffensive for my tastes, but it’s better if you go in expecting an English-style pale ale.
Gold with a white head. kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Light fruity citrus aroma.
The flavor is lightly bitter at the start with some astringency in the finish.
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a small wispy off-white head. The nose is light citrusy hops with some caramel and a little toasted malt. The flavor is on the sweeter side with just a minimal hint of bitterness. Not quite enough hops in here to balance out the caramel malt. Light bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Meh, not a winner for me. Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2016
A golden, dry, slightly hoppy pale ale. Refreshing & Balanced. Notes of Pine & Citrus in the aroma, earthy middle, clean finish 28 IBU’s, 4.9 ABV.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone PhillyCraft (7990) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Tap at Mile, Hazy amber brown color with small head. Notes are awful and bland. I guess some grain, shitty hops, toast and malt are able to be noticed when drinking this brew. Maverick34 (3321) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottled. Orangey pour. Some hops. A watered down pale without a lot memorable about it.
shrubber85 (11666) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle. Lightly earthy orange malt and peel aroma. Golden yellow with giant light tan head. Lightly sweet orange malt and mildly bitter lemon peel flavor. Medium body. Low carbonation. Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle: altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours hazy, amber, with a thick beige head.
Aroma is orange, a little cardboard.
Taste is mild....citrus, orange-peel,
A light, earthy-peel bitter.
Not too bad....pretty plain.
On tap at ATR Bethesda. Nice copper body with medium head. Nose is fruits, grapefruit, toasty. Taste is similar of hops and pine and citrus. Well-balanced pale ale. solidfunk (9444) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Not bad. Easy drinking without much character. Pours blonde with OK head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Tap at american taproom. Huhzubendah (3767) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Hazy orange body with a small, lasting, off-white cap. Malty aroma with distant floral hops and a note of citrus. Malty body with minimal bitterness. Decent, but not my thing.