Quick3Beers (1456) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Shelf turd of original recipe bottled September 2015 (so admins, please don’t move again). Pours a slightly hazy amber from a bottle, good lacing. Aroma is a lavender honey. Flavor is like a honey biscuit, like what I imagine a European who speaks English would call a biscuit, but what Americans might call a cookie. That wacky English language. It does not taste like what Americans would call a biscuit, even though that would also be delicious. It’s been a while since I’ve taken a sip since I’ve been considering this whole cookie/biscuit topic. I just took another sip to determine what I feel about the palate, which is: very well-balance, sweet but with a good deal of hop bitterness, full but not big. Very good beer. BeerRenter76 (1041) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Originally rated on 12/9/08. DPA pours a nice looking slightly cloudy amberish body with small floaters aplenty, a huge off white cap left decent lace. Slight, but nice hop aroma, the taste was of sweet malts, a little pine with a dry mildly bitter finish, however there was a strange taste of plastic in the initial sips that was a turn off. The batch i drank was 8 months old, maybe it was a little past its prime, but it should hold up better than that. Anyway i will give it another try in the future. George999 (474) - Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
From the bottle, the pour is clear and reddish orange in color work a thin head, the aroma is mild ale, the taste is crisp clean, notes of corn mild hops overall a solid pale ale. The mouthfeel is medium. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Frank (4240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Pours golden with high off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, soap. Taste is of citrus, malt, alcohol. bitterness, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Refreshing. Tasty. English hops but not overly earthy as they can be.
This is a solid pale ale, not really sure how English it is though. IT’s got a nice orange color and a small, foamy head. Its nose is mildy hopp and floral, pleasant but nothing that stands out in a crowd. Some slight toasty malt sweetness helps bring out some citrus character. This is maybe more malty than most pale ales made in the US but it is a nice, drinkable beer regardless.
finn1918 (238) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Straight from the bottle at a wedding reception. Fairly typical pale ale--medium body, good carbonation, floral hoppy finish but not too overpowering. Solid overall. Bebum (1098) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Light amber, clear, persistent head.
Earthy, intensely yeasty nose with a touch of ammonia.
Medium body, moderate flavor, slightly astringent mouthfeel and finish, long palate.
Very bitter, dry, refreshing acidity.
Very hoppy as promised,
Good as a thirst quencher,
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone eggraid101 (79) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. A good pale ale but a little uninteresting. Could use a touch of something. A nice beer but I'd reach for something a little cleaner or more hoppy, one way or the other
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 7 Apr 2012 -- From the bottle while in Pueblo at IFS. A very nice English Pale ale. Not a hop bomb like most American versions but a pleasure to consume. Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Aroma and taste are mildly hoppy, with a little sweet malt in the background. Pretty good.