MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a decent foamy head and aromas of... malt... I’d swear there were rye in here, but maybe it’s just a funk kicked off by the HeBrew yeast or something. It’s not entirely pleasant, and I’m not a fan. After a quick shudder, I pick up a pretty doughy and caramel based malt presence with a little bit of a herbal hops presence. Flavor is simultaneously watery, soapy, herbal and medicinal. No... this beer is not for me... Guess I’m not "Chosen." Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Pleasant, easy-drinking beer with some nice hop aromas. Smooth and light on the tongue. Malt flavors are toasty and subtly sweet (toffee). Hops are earthy, herbal and very citrusy. Finishes dry with a woodsy bitterness. dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark orange color with a soapy white head. Head retained throughout the entire beer with some lacing left behind. Aroma wad woody, pine and soap. Flavor was mild hops, grass and sweet caramel. Hoppy bite. Mild bitter finish. Good beer. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle. Thin head in golden light copper. Thin woody hop nose. Session in the middling craft sense but a bit high in ABV. Light flavour. Woody hops. Good for a few at the game or a. Barbeque. AWISLguy (3429) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle from ck1 - thanks bro! Pours a copper color with fine bubbles and a rapidly disappearing off-white head. Aroma is of dark fruits, sweet caramel, anise and some tangy,earthy spices. Taste has super sweet fruits, candied sugar, caramel, bread, grapes and some straw. Finishes sweet and grapey with some length, giving it a champagne-type end. Not a big fan.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Sampled in a small bottle. Pours bright orange and has big time malts. Just a little bit of spices that are nice on the palate. Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bright amber brew with a bit of white head. Nose of earth and grassy hops, some caramel as well. Flavors of bread and citrus with some spices. Ernest (7889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a light note of diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent.
Ordinary aroma, a bit buttery. Ok flavor balance, although a bit citric. Nice lasting head, but overall a pretty bog standard pale ale. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of coppery-orange with a creamy cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy orange, mango, and pineapple over caramel, a touch of molasses, and something earthy/fruity that I couldn’t quite place. The flavor opened with bitterness and a bit of sourness.. caramel and dark bready sweetness at the core.. quite bitter on the edges, but aside from a mild citrus component, the bitterness was nondescript.. finished bitter with some fruity and caramel sweetness. Light-medium bodied and bitter as mentioned on the palate.. I enjoyed the nose, but it was downhill for me after that. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
I think this was one of the smoothest and enjoyable Pale Ales that i have had. Nice in color and pour with a great head that laced well. Aroma was of floral hops and taste was semi sweet malt with a great hop balance.