DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draft notes. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Pale malt, piney hops in the nose, a crisp, hoppy flavor with caramel malty and peppery flavors in the finish. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The beer has a decent appearance with a nice amber, straw color that passes some light through it, mild head on the beer and some decent lacing on the glass. The beer smells decently with a nice citrusy aroma and mildly caramel, malty aroma tp it. The beer tastes okay with a mild citrus flavor but not much else, disappointing for a warmer cask which should release the taste and didn’t. The mouthfeel is average while the beer is cask but okay carbonated but leaves a mild hoppy bitterness. Overall, id be interested to try thid beer non-cask but feel Id be disappointed with it.
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
on cask-pours an off white head with bubbles and gold color. Aroma is resin/herbal, secondary medium malt. Taste is resin/herbal hops, secondary sweet medium malt. Soft, nice. oldgrumpy (109) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Too thin and too weak. Sweet. Not very hoppy. For a pale ale I did not find this very good. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
On cask at Otto’s. Earthy, citrusy, fresh grassy hop aroma. Sweet with some pale malt and light sugary notes. Nice nose. Medium golden amber clear, with foamy-sudsy white lacing head. Medium bodied with cask carbonation. Starts with light malt sweetness, fresh grassy-herbal hops and light citrusy tang. Finish is medium bitter with a little bit of candi sugar sweetness. Smooth light bitter after.
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Amber-gold with half inch white head. Aroma and flavor are both citrus (mainly grapefruit). Nice refreshing pale ale. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Enjoyed on handpump at Otto’s - fairly hoppy and not really my thing, but I liked how it was served warmer. Pretty dry. Herbal. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2008
On cask at the brewpub. Aroma is a mangled earth and citrus. Woodgrain, cane sugar, and sweetgrass fume from the nose. Blend this with some mexican oregano, pacific yew, and mineral rich soda water and you’ve got a profile. Pours a brilliant hazed orange, glowing and varied. Head is pillowy falling soap of opalescent white. Flavor carries palm oil, more herbaceous qualities and ringing citrus. A good balance between hop flavor, light honey-inflected sweetness, and fresh yeast. Lies light on the palate, with mild bitterness and perfect cask conditions. It does play a little too nice and the grubby Centennial shows its dirty side. I think maybe the yeast overpowers the beer in spots, when a refined hop character should be more eminent. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Cask pint at the brewery. Perfect lumpy white head atop a cloudy light amber-orange body. Very fresh and grassy nose with a pungent hop note, presenting the centennial very well but sort of muddying it all up with some very prominent doughy yeast, resulting in a bit of a cheese funk emanating from this beer. Flavorwise it’s similar, with a cheesy-funk yeast flavor coating the otherwise fresh, nutty and twiggy hops (I just used twiggy in a rating). Good, and well crafted, but not near the Amarillo IPA. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Cask @ Otto’s. Pours a hazy, yellow-orange color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Pleasant aroma showing soft orange and resiny citrus hops; some tropical fruits and yeast. Very soft, creamy mouthfeel: orange and tropical hoppiness; pleasant, resiny hops coupled with a soft, sugary malt core; very drinkable. Medium, orange and doughy finish; ends a bit dry.