horto008 (188) - Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Keg for a July 4th party. I had this in a bottle before the brewery burned down a year ago and found it lame. This keg has changed my mind. Very hoppy and bitter. Reminded more of an IPA than just a pale ale - enough that I asked the party host at least 3 times to make sure it wasnt the new Olde Towne Double IPA. Only complaint is that flavors were muted by the hopiness. It is astringent but tolerable. theisti (4205) - Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2009
12 oz bottle sent to me by Sparky27. "SO" printed on the label, not sure if that means anything. Pour is slight hazed orange golden with a one inch dirty white head. Aroma of bready toasty malt and some very faint earthy pine bitter hop. Also a grass note. Taste is sweet toasty malt. The sweetness is a bit chemical and harsh. The hops are earthy pine, mild astringent bitterness and a little floral. Palate is medium thin, low carbonation with a dry dirt / earth finish. As this warmed it got pretty dusty and dirty. Thanks for the AL beer Eric! Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BeerHawk – my first from Alabama – thanks Steve! Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a one finger white head that faded into a soap scum topper fairly fast. The nose is caramel, earth hops and light citrus. The taste is malt, light citrus and a nice resin bite in the finish. Medium mouthfeel – decent APA, nice and hoppy for the style. Thanks again Steve! unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Tap @ the 1st Annual Rocket City Brewfest. 08 may 09. Light amber pour, thick creamy head. Aroma of citrus and caramel malts. Flavor of pale malts. Finishes with a bold hop bitterness. Better than most IPAs. SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Last time I went to the grocery store I caused a lot of commotion cause I tried to buy that thing at the register that separates your food from the other guy’s food.. "No, I need this! You don’t know what its like where I live..."
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2009
My first Alabama brew. Thanks brentfeesh! The beer pours to a crisp golden orange body with a creamy off-white eggshell head. The aroma is grainy pale malts and orange rinds with a light iris flower. The flavor is crisp pale malts and a light floral hop. I’m guessing cascade hops were used but thankfully the malt is really balanced. More of a malt-forward pale ale. Medium-light body that finishes mostly clean with only subtle bitterness. A pretty decent pale ale. Respectable. Shag (3045) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains some mild perfume, oranges, and grapefruit. The flavor is ok but pretty subdue with some caramel and citrus showing. Overall decent session beer if nothing else. Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle from brentfeesh at Springslicker’s Fish Fry. I kind of ruan ou of ways to describe some of these pale ales. It simple, but tasty. Nice and dry, with an earthy finish. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
BeerHawk’s Beer Gods in the Boro, aka 1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, By God Beer God Gathering, BG1K Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to BeerHawk. Clear amber yellow with a light white ring. Simple malt aroma and light citrus hoppiness. Taste is nice caramel, light spicy citrus grapefruit and a lingering bitterness. BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle. Poured amber with a fizzy off-white head. Nice aroma of toasted malts and hoppy background. The flavor follows along with toasted malts, hops, caramel, and a touch of rye. Medium body and a mild bitterness. A decent surprise, enjoyable!