pmlato (12) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2012 BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of orange citrus and light hoppiness. Slightly cloudy, light orange color. Lightly hoppy, with a hints of orange and grapefruit. Some characteristics of a hefeweisen. An easy drinking beer best consumed on a hot summer day.
Pours a slightly odd goldish hue with a small head but an excellent carbonation, still bubbling as the glass empties. Carbonation complements an excellent malt mouthfeel, though there is a odd note to the aroma that detracts from the experience of the sip. The taste is a great balance of malt and hops, a much more true example of an American pale ale than many in the over-IPAed craft beer moment of today. While not an excellent beer, it is superb for a house brewed ale at a local restaurant. NachlamSie (3523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pint at the brewpub. This is a deep gold hue with a small white head. Aroma is grassy with wood undertones. The hops are pretty strong but have a British smell. Everything is balanced and pretty clean. The finish is pleasing, dryish. baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Faint caramel malt and floral hop aroma... Flavor is overly watery, slight hint of caramel malts, very minimal bitter palate... The bud light of pales, too watery for my taste... Skip this one... decaturstevo (6339) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma of light caramel. Paper, dry malt with a hint of bitter. Thin and watery with aggressive carbonation. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Light orange-yellow, sticky white cover. Lightly floral aroma, caramel. Taste is lightly metallic, caramel, floral hop bitterness.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Pale orange, just didn’t look quite right, little head. Lightly floral and citric nose, some caramel. Flavor is hoppy, mostly floral, with the faintest hint of infection present. Sediment floating happily in the bottom of the glass, almost like proteins. From a draft??? Disconcerting. mattvervack (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
I made three visits to the tavern this month and each time have had the pale ale and it has been right on the money. True to style, with a very similar feel to what you can get in british pubs, albeit not cask. But the mouthfeel and carbonation is right, contrary to most US ales. In the past I have been disappointed with their ales but something has definitely improved here. I know they are brewing these cause I can smell it sometimes! Cybercat (5959) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Comes out of the tap a clear golden amber - not remarkable, but at least appetizing. Malty aroma has some fruity and spicy hints. Solid flavor is mainly malty and surprisingly hoppy, and only mildly bitter. Texture is smooth, tingly, and satisfyingly sassy. Nothing spectacular, but worthy. Oakes (18167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
Hazy dark blonde. The aroma is fruity with some brett. There’s a definite infection, but mostly it’s brett, maybe a little pedio. At this point, it’s at a nice, happy level. A week later and this will probably be terrible. But at this particular moment, the infection is going well with the fruity hop character. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2009
Hazy peach-orange color with small off-white head. Smells like Brett, and the bacteria blends well with the hops even though it is unintentional. Medium-high carbonation is prickly. Dry, thin finish. The hops almost come across as being those in a Belgian IPA because of the nuance added by the bacteria. An accidentally good brew.