jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at brewpub. Amber with minimal head. Aroma is faint pine. Flavor is grassy bitterness. Meh.
zdk (1878) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle purchased at the brewpub - brown pour, caramelly, fruity and dry finishes with a touch of citrus and tart. Good balance.
LilBeerDoctor (3821) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel malt, and light fruits. Flavor of caramel malt and fruits, bready malt, with a sweet finish. An ok pale ale, certainly drinkable.
MiP (15378) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramelly and piney hop aroma. Clear orange amber colour. Small stable tan head. The flavour is a bit like the aroma, but more teaish.
BroSpud (2112) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Purchased while travelling. Very tasty brew for this style. Great session beer. Good caramel taste with just enough hops and bitterness to complete the picture.
jb (3062) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber appearance, cidery looking, not much to the head or lacing. Nose is classic pine tar and grapefruit. Palate is similar, a touch watery, but nice balance of hoppiness and malt. Mouthfeel is sticky, with a bit of toffee in the taste too. Good.
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at KClingers. Copper with a thin tip, this seems like a standard American pale ale, crisp with a little appley hoppiness. Good. (#3908, 5/21/2010)
johnbuck100 (296) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. better than I expected. nice strong dry hop presence. good session beer.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear, bronze-golden body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is citrusy pines and florals with a nice, moderately sweet caramel. A bit of an amber nut, grain to the malts as well. Flavor is nice, but not as protruding as the aroma led me to believe. A well rounded, moderate caramel sweetness with a light nut. A moderate floral grapefruit and orange citrus with a light pine bitterness at the end. The malts get a bit bready as it warms and lose some of the citrus intensity. Finishes slightly dry after a medium, smooth, rounded body. Moderate length aftertaste. Overall, a nice pale ale. Not the most extreme, but an enjoyable hop and malt presence and great body. Smooth, well rounded, and very drinkable.
JaBier (7288) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear copper pour with a thin off-white head. Orangy nose with some sweet malt. Malty flavor first with some citrusy hops and a bitter, yet thin finish. Was hoping for more in the flavor after the aroma was so good, but not bad.