crossovert (11796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Usually saison is the vehicle beer for peppercorns, but in this pale ale it works, and it works good. A deep rich peppercorn flavor to this one, the beer is merely an extension of the peppercorn, so good.
Tmoney99 (13898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured clear amber color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate spice hot aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth balanced pepper flavor with a medium sweet & pepper finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Founders. Bit of peppercorn in the nose with slight citrus and floral character. Flavor is similar, but more pepper. Some bitterness.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this isnt the "peter piper peppered pale" or the "pepper pale"..its a peppercorn pale, as opposed to the jalapeno pale which is called simply the "pepper pale" (as to not scare people away i assume)..excellent beer..tap..pours hazy orange with medium white head..nicely carbonated..a slight peppercorn aroma to the large hop existence..more drinkable than the "pepper pale" (again which is jalapeno)..flavor has just a touch of peppercorn, and finishes dry and bitter..hops galore..clean, fresh, crisp and overall a great "hot day" beer..cheers to founders for pushing the envelope and making excellent beers