Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
On tap at brewpub
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
The Livery was pretty busy when we arrived just after opening. I spent some time examining the board and eventually decided upon this gem. I’d seen it a few months ago at the GTMW but never got around to trying it. I wish I had; it would have been perfect for the heat. It’s better than your average pale ale but didn’t blow me away. Still it was a great starter.
Aroma / Appearance - The hazy bronze body had just a little bit of lacing. Wheat, noble hops and grain form a simple clean impression that gets the job done than gets out of the way. You aren’t going to linger over this one as everything is obvious from the start.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, chocolate and peaches play against the bitterness that first hits the mouth. The fluid presence proceeds to coat every surface before a dry harsh aftertaste wraps things up. The hoppiness comes in the form of pine resin. I found this to a be little too agressive to drink too many of but then again how often do you find a pale ale that is too hoppy?
Date: 04/28/2006JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
hazy amber, frothy eggshell head, sweet carmel malt aroma balanced by earthy hops, sweet malt flavor with a sharp tart edge, nice bitterness into the finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Lighter golden color with a medium white head. Aroma dominated by citrus and bready malts. Flavor is citrusy-floral hoppish with a nice dose of caramelly-bread malt. Smooth and highly drinkable on a hot day. Nice APA. shigadeyo (3788) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Anniversary Trip 2007Tmoney99 (14952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
5/17/2007: Honey color, nearly transparent. Frothy off-white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is weak DME and citrus. Flavor has caramel/toffee mlts and a mild to moderate level of bitterness that grows with each passing drink. Slick texture. Soft and easy to drink Pale Ale. Nice.
Draught sample (5.25% ABV) at The Livery in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.
Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2006
tap at the brewpub-bright orange with a soapy white head. nice hoppy nose full of citrus rinds-grapefruit, pineapple and passionfruit. flavors are bright pine and some spicy hops as well (ha, there are german hops in there). not much malt to speak of-just some soft hop flavors which are very tasty. very crisp and refreshing pale. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Draft @ The Livery: Slight hazed copper color with an off-white head. Fruity apricot in the aroma. Sweet and malty flavor. Fruity with some caramel notes. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
On tap at brewery: Orangy sunset hue with a good frothy head and nice sticky lace. The aroma has notes of piney and floral hops, citrus, and dusty esters. The taste starts with a nice crisp citric touch, light pepper, and yeasty character. This is a rather straight-forward APA, but quaffable. The body is a thin and watery, dry and dusty finish. A cross between a contential and PNW pale ale.