Bill Becker (1911) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017 JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 Seems out of style. It’s not terrible but the malt is very assertive. Taste almost more like a lager. A bit watery too.
From Aug 2008 Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2017
I got this bottle in a trade with Yamar 18. Thanks Kevin!
A slightly hazy amber pour with a 1 finger head of foam and some nice lacing.
The smell has notes of some citrus and some caramel malt.
The taste has a good citrus flavour tempered by some sweet malt and overall, a pretty nicely balanced flavour. This medium bodied EPA finishes on the bitter side with some grassy notes and it leaves a pleasing aftertaste.
I think this is pretty tasty example of the style though I wouldn't be inclined to drink more than 1 or 2 bottles at a session.
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a pale burnt orange/copper color with a fingers worth of white foamy head that slid off at a good pace. Mild stringy lace. Bebum (1098) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2015
The aroma had some toast, biscuits, light toffee/caramel malts, dried citrusy tones, some herbal character and ended with a little bit of floral hop quality.
The flavor was moderately sweet drawing upon the malts to stiffen the bitterness and almost make me want to say bland but given the style, Ill refrain and say the aftertaste was as expected with a smooth malty contour that followed into the finish.
The palate was almost medium bodied, sitting just a touch under and creating a fantastic sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Pretty smooth along my tongue.
Overall, as an English pale ale brewed by an American brewer, its hard to knock, my numbers are based on that. And, theres no diacetyl, thats a plus!
Cloudy, orange color, explodes with a stiff foam as you open the bottle- be ready!
Medium body, moderate and simple flavor, good length but weak finish.
Low to moderate bitterness, sweetness and acidity, all in good balance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone johnnnniee (4434) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market. Travlr (26246) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Deep golden color, caramel and toffee aromas with a hint of earthy earthy hop. Rich toffee maltiness with some earthy mineral to balance. Clean simple easy to drink pale.
Bottle. Very pale clear yellow color, white head that settles quickly. Aroma is a bit soapy. Taste is odd.
bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours a medium golden color with good clarity and a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is grainy, oatmeal, toast and a hint of citrus. Palate follows with a heavy graininess, stale grass profile and a spicy almost rye like bitterness that comes through midpalate and lingers in the finish. Uneventful. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Some caramel frosted crackers and hay, not a lot of fruit. Clear orange, moderate carbonation, or so it appears. Sweet malty flavor with some mineral presence. Some bitterness, maybe 20 BUs. Undermined by it’s softness, the plush body gives it a watery feel. On the other hand this makes it very drinkable with an okay flavor. jtclockwork (17410) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of toasted grain, caramel, old citrus peel and hay. Medium body. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle poured an orange amber color with a one finger white head that retained very well. Aroma has mild pale malts, light hops, and some dusty citrus. Mouth feel is average for the style and there is plenty of carbonation. Flavor is mostly malts with a touch of bitterness and dusty aged hops. viddi (2) - ICELAND - SEP 19, 2013 does not count
A bit too watery and bland. Nothing sticks out. The color is on the dark side for a pale ale.