csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
22oz bottle pours a murky orange with a small white head. Light fruit aroma with a hint of grain. Lightly spicy with a slightly bitter finish. Good beer, but nothing special. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle and served in a no-nik pint glass: Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with a good lacing and head. The aroma is not very English, winey, catty, citric and slightly spicy. Mostly biscuity malt with a touch of caramel and. The taste is more of the same, moderately pungent and juicy fruit. White wine and lemon zest along with some orange too. Lightly resiny, catty and spicy. The faint coriander is a nice touch. The mouth feel is lively and somewhat crisp. At no point do I feel this is anything close to an English Pale Ale except for the malting. I really wanted an English Pale Ale and got this. Not that it is a bad beer, just misleading. (oh I found no diacetyl which actually may have been welcomed to make it taste a little bit English... I am assuming English Ale Yeast was used) hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bomber batch #53 pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head, decent lacing. Smells of melon, grapefruit, orange, alcohol. Tastes of orange peel, grapefruit,abit of maltiness in the middle with a slight chalky finish. Very smooth& drinkable. Would be great on a hot summer day. AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Murky burnt plum brown, minimal head. Very earthy, grapefruit and slightly cheese rind. Taste is citrus with some grape skins. musky and dry. Pretty smooth for 7% minimal bitterness. (how old is this?) BeerSquare (117) - - MAY 14, 2013
Another tasty one from Pipeworks-- and this time in a variety I don’t necessarily usually go for.
This thing is a really nice study in balance. A place for everything and everything in its place-- certainly unlike some Pipeworks entries.
The nose falls shockingly flat-- practically no smell.
But the taste is wonderfully complex, and very refreshing and drinkable even though it has huge flavor. I especially love the way it goes from light juicy floral tastes to a crisp, dry finish.
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Another good one from Pipeworks .. . and another really unique one from Pipeworks!
Not familiar with Nelson Sauvin Hops, but glad to make their acquaintance.
WIth this one you get a bit of a dank, stale aroma, and a very wheatey, hefe-ey color, before you get to the taste, which is where all the action is.
Really interesting, clean, distinct hop notes that are sweet and only slightly sharp. . . really not very bitter, with only a bit of sour as well. Slight saltyness in a light/medium body makes this a really nice drinker.
Tasty stuff. Can’t wait to try it again, as I really cannot think of another beer close to this one (so I better do my homework).
Bottle from Westmere in Albany, NY.
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a cloudy burnt orange color with a fluffy white head that fell off to leave a ton of messy lace.
The aroma had some caramel/biscuit malty dryness, orange marmalade, coriander, light honey and had some grassy bitter ends.
The flavor was mildly malty dry sweet with a little bit of spice trying to make its way into the blend. Aftertaste was all about the malts and that followed into the finish.
The palate was medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine, somewhat low, but I get it. ABV felt good.
Overall, seems like an American brewer tried to take an English pale ale to make more interesting for the American market. Me, well, not sure, left me scratching my beard a little bit. dmac (6576) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle shared at jcwatts going back to FL tasting. Poured a mostly clear super light amber with a smaller foamy white head. Aroma of honey, sweetness, toast, sweeet citrus pulp. touch of soap. Body is a bit on the dry side with stronger carbonation and a touch of heat for the low ABV. Flavor of dry grapefruit rind, dry toast, alcohol and citrus friut. Meh. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by danielcoor. Batch 126. Totally hazy golden orange color. Very big, bubbly, airy off-white head. Orange, light spice in the nose. Kind of caramelly malty in the flavor, light sweet. Light spice. Soft carbonation, bigger body, more dry finish. Overall, alright summer ale. Carbonation is a little bit soft, nose is better than the flavor, flavor is a little gutty and vegetal. I hoped for more. I think this bottle may have gone awry. bytemesis (9502) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tooch! Pours cloudy amber orange with a huge gigantic puffy off-white head that slowly dissipates leaving sticky lumpy lacing everywhere. Aroma is a bit odd, orange and coriander for sure, plus caramel, biscuit, honey, cardboard, pepper. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, interesting enough, a bit of honey and orange zest, not much spice. Lightish body, way too carbonated; let it sit for 20 minutes to enjoy. Interesting, but not great. b3shine (9260) - Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by DanielCoor). Looks solid; a hazy golden orange with AMPLE white head. Smells somewhat hoppy with a big, boozy pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells, only milder, with an average mouthfeel. Alright.