ryanscourt (1518) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014 tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy amber with thin white head and soapy lace. Nose of peaches, apricots, grapefruit, light caramel. Medium body, great hoppy flavor.
Had 13 beer flight on a beautiful custom wood flight. Beers overall were solid and the service was great. Nothing extraordinary overall with flight, but most palatable and easy to drink. A few unique beers with honey and lavender. Individual beers as follows:
Worth your weight in gold: Lager taste, slight malty feel, plenty of flavor for a yellow clear beer. Nice lager.
Slippery rock Dew: Thick in the mouth, honey flavor readily present, fresh and refreshing
Station 33:Crisp, caramel malts, simple but enjoyable
Mcleods Eva: Smooth, sweet at the end. Light and watery for a malty beer. Less overwhelming, good or bad, then many in the same style
Squirel Nut Brown: Good rendition for the style
Amber waves of grain: Can really taste the caramel malts. Drinkable.
Simcoe Pale Ale: Smells like a christmas treee. Would be nice with a big dinner to cleanse the pallate between bites.
Paleo IPA: average IPA
Frias Porter: Good flavor bute falls a little short. Root beer flavor at the end
Stonehouse stout: On nitro. Guiness feel in the mouth but a bit more boring.
Fruit bowl: neat idea, apricot flavor this go around, great summer beer
Lavender Abbey: Strong aroma and flavor. Lavender hits you in the face. Polarizing experience. Foxbush (2086) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2011
This is first visit and I wanted to see how their APA stacked up. The amber color and smallish head was a good start. Some grapefruit and spruce but not the normal bitterness of simcoe hops. Some lemon notes were detected. The ale was smooth but thin without body. Smooth finish again with no bitterness. Reed415 (16) - Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2010
On cask at north country. Pours a hazy dark amber color. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is very hoppy for a pale ale which I like. This beer is much better on cask. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2008
On tap at North Country. Super floral Simcoe aroma, sweet with apricot, pine resin and grapefruit. Sweet brown sugary malt. Dark amber clear with some haze, topped with a thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with medium brown sugar sweetness and light grapefruit rind. Quickly descends into a full-fledged hop-heavy assault on the palate, going from fruity to floral to deep teeth-cleansing bitter. Finishes fairly smooth with light biscuit and big biter grassy hops. Nice pale ale.
cheap (6007) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Darker than your typical APA and a bit cloudy too. A bit piney or sprucy in the aroma. Has that bitter IPA flavor we are all familiar with, probably should be rated as an IPA. Hoppy taste that just will not quit. Good, grapefruit rind flavors. Bitter back of the throat taste that lasts and lasts and lasts. This brew is a little less acrid sharp than the Paleo IPA, but still has that IPA oppressiveness. IPA lovers, get a growler of this stuff to try.