TRIKLZ (5) - - SEP 2, 2017 does not count ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger off-white shade. It’s actually pretty uniform in texture - thick, too. Retention is pretty solid and lacing is minor.
S: It’s mainly toasted malts on the forefront, with a fruity undercurrent (think stone fruit). Slight hints of diacetyl are also present. As it sits in the glass, it shows off more fruit notes. Not bad, not bad at all.
T: Again, toasted is a decent word to describe the flavor profile. Some nondescript fruit esters congeal at the middle of the palate before an upsurge of (malt) bitterness finishes this off. The aforementioned fruit notes pop up more strongly on certain sips. It’s certainly well made and balanced well - it’s just not my style at all.
M: I could use a bit more crisp dryness to help counteract the malty linger on the palate. The carbonation here is quite zesty, but it’s not quite enough. Having said that, it’s not undrinkable by any stretch - it seems to become drier as I drink more of this, in fact.
O: Biases against crystal malt and English-style pale ales aside, this one does the job well. It’s richer than its low ABV would suggest, too. The old adage "it’s not you, it’s me" is appropriate for this one. Still, I can imagine this one being rock-solid on cask.
Not very pale for a pale ale but does not have a harsh linger and better taste towards a European palate.
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Rich amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, light hops, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, pine hops, caramel, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent overall. Hiledd (127) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Honey and herbal, grassy aroma. Copper color, clear. Full body with biscuit malt start and bitter then sweet finish. Biscuit, toffee, honey, and bitter flavor.
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UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Bottle into plastic water glass. Dark brown, creamy head. Malty aroma. Medium malt in the mouth, decent hoops. Medium finish. Refreshing, not overly hopped. Solid if nothing terribly special. Reminds me of Newcastle with a bit more hops. markducommun (1187) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Orange gold, light tan head. Grain, slight pine resin, floral. Lightly bitter, some sweetness. Lighter body, some acidity. Bit of carbonation. Fine.
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kaser (6364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine. Dark orange and clear. Malty and dank fruit taste. Blah. bigben873 (258) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
More of an Amber ale in my opinion but does have a little bit of a bitter pale ale finish, resembles an American pale more than a British. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
Pours amber with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, citrus. Taste is of malt, caramel, bitterness, citrus. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: OK, but forgettable. No major flaw. gripweed57 (2723) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Bright amber orange with a small bubbly beige head. Faint toasted malt nose. Dry firm toasted malt flavor upfront. Slightly citrus fruit hops in middle with spicy bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp with some astringency. Very British in character. Christpuncher (3188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Very malty and dey flavored. Ends with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Leaves a malt flavor on the palate. Pours a deep cooper in color with a thick tan head. Had at home from beer of the month. Okay at best
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