phaleslu (10246) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2010 Draft and bottle, one of the easiest-to-find beers in Cincinnati, but still a very good pale ale. Pours a clear dark red amber color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, caramel, hops, floral notes, spice, and fruit. Flavor is malty, toasty, and biscuity, with just a dash of hops, spice, and fruit. Medium bodied, with average carbonation and just a little sticky in the mouth. Easy to drink, and easily sessionable. The best of the Moerlein bunch, and fortunately also the flagship of the relaunched label. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear darker orange color, minimal off-white head leaving spots of lace. Odd malty-fruit aroma, something specific in the nose I can’t quite put my finger on (like a metallic fruit taste). Some caramel malt. Smooth, crisp, and drinkable. Kind of bitter-sweet in a dark way. Unique, but not in an entirely awesome way. b3shine (8864) - Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks alright; dark for a pale ale though. Smells a little malty and unrefined. Tastes pretty good; definitely the beer’s best attribute. Sweet, caramel, and malt with some hops in there too. Average on the palate. Not bad. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
1/13/10. 12oz bottle. Musty oxidized caramel old ale aroma with a sweet caramel flavor that reminds me more of an old ale or barleywine. If this is a pale ale, it must be very old. PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Deep dark copper pour, gentle off white soft head that sticks around. Sweet aroma with hints of toffee and pine. Flavor is very bold with some nuttiness, citrus, a hint of chocolate, some toffee and a back end of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is crisp and tangy. Rather impressed by this one and enjoyed very much.
JaBier (7958) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle purchased at Kroger Polaris. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with grassy hops and some pine. Malty flavor with toffee character before a grassy hop finish. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark bronze color with a large orange-tan head. The aroma was sweet, fruity and spicy with a toasted caramel note. The flavor was bitter, fruity and dry with fruity hops, caramel and nut showing through. The finish was medium length with bitter fruity hops. Solid. BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle Pours out a nice amber topped with a sand head. Aroma of hops and a little grass. Tast crisp hops a nice malt on it aswell. A good pale. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle thanks to cewldre: Pours a transparent bright amber copper with a thin wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of fresh earthy noble and citrusy American hops along with a touch of toasted malt. Starts with a nice mild caramel sweetness and earthy grapefruity bittering hop balance toward a crisp, clean bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and a good APA. wlajwl (6803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Aroma is heavy, almost barley wine like caramel malts and mild sweetness. The flavor is caramel malts, light citrus, medium sweetness and a mild bitterness in the finish. Didn’t really get much of an APA out of this, more like a light barley wine.