jtclockwork (16685) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Run of the mill American Pale ale. Nice floral spruce nose and taste. Slightly dark amber pour. Rated 11/14/02 joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Hazy orange-amber w/ frothy tan foam. Sweet, malty, grapefruit aroma. Medium, mildly sticky feel. Clean, fresh well-balanced flavour. Finish is dry & moderately bitter. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 28, 2006
It pours a pale yellow, it has medium carbonation, a small head, light lacing, and a pungent aroma (yawn). I can taste the malt and some traces of lemon. However, nothing too exciting about Mobjack APA. It also has a strange dry metallic bitter aftertaste that sticks around for a while. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Draught at Old Dominion Brewpub 3/1/2006: Contract brewed by Dominion for Mobjack. Pours to a pale golden yellow, mostly clear, with a medium white head. The aroma is fragrent citrus hops with a bit of malt - bear in mind this aroma is of medium strength in both hops and malt scents as it’s designed to be a genuine beer without being over-the-top/imperial/hop crazy, to which it fits perfectly. The taste is light grains, bread, biscuit, a very light bit of sweet malt along with mildly bitter citrus hops that nicely balance things out. Light-medium body, medium carbonation, finishes clean, crisp, and without much aftertaste. This really is just an easygoing session APA. It’s a dictionary entry for American Pale Ale, but New River blows this one right out of the water in my book. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Once brewed in Richmond, VA, now a contract brew that is brewed in Ashburn, VA by Old Dominion. Mobjack Bay beers are very flavorful brews, and their flagship Pale Ale, is a classic example of APA. American Pale Ale is known for having a pretty aggressive hop character, in aroma and flavor. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the bench mark example of the style, and Mobjack Bay pays tribute, but with its own local character. Four malts are used in this beer, including Munich, caramel, wheat, as well as pale malts. Two hop varieties are used, Willamette, and the signature for this style, Cascade.
Mobjack Bay Pale Ale pours to a beautiful, deep, pale color, with a nice white head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer jumps right out at you. Very fragrant, zesty, critric hop aromas marry with a back drop of some sweet malt aroma. The palate is a firm malt back bone of biscuity pale malt flavors, with a touch of caramel malt sweetness, and fruity, estery flavors. This beer finishes with a big, long, dry, zesty, citric hop bite that lingers on the tongue.
A great example of American Pale Ale that is just so delicious and drinkable. This is a perfect thirst quenching brew, but one that also works well with a number of dishes. I could see myself pairing this with grilled swordfish with lemon butter, as easily as I could with a big plate of hot wings.
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Sample at DougShoemaker’s 2005 December gathering - bottle courtesy of rudolf. Dark orange-amber with a small head. Aroma is typically hoppy, with a bit of soapiness. Flavour is OK, well-balanced with the expected hop character, but could use more oomph. blankboy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2005
Bottle at ’December at DougShoemaker’s 2005’ -- courtesy of rudolf. Pours a dark orange with a small diminishing white head. Nice hopppy aroma. Well balanced flavour is mildly hoppy with some caramel malt. Medium bodied. Nothing special but it’s a decent enough beer. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle at Doug’s Christmas 05, courtesy of Rudolf. Dark orange, small white head. Nice slightly hoppy aroma. Nice sweet hop taste. Medium mouthfeel. Needs a little more carbonation. Lots of caramel malt as it warms. Not too bad! mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
bottle. cloudy orange with a small white creamy head. aroma has subdued hops as well as bread and tingly carbonation. light hoppy flavour with shallow balance and a lack of depth. mediocre. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle from rudolf. Golden color, some haze, white head. Nice hoppy aroma, slightly herbal. Fairly well balanced with it leaning towards the hoppy end, still decent malt backing. Medium bodied. Decent beer.