williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pale orange gold. Flavor: malt heavy with sweet hoppy spike. Aroma is hoppy but not very... plentiful. scarletfire65 (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Deep golden with average head. The aroma is grainy, bread dough, brown sugar, and some orange. The flavor is malty sweet, a little over malted for an English Pale, but this is a Sam Adams beer after all. The East Kent Goldings are apparent on the mildly bitter finish. Unremarkable, but not terrible. Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Nice amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, pine/floral hops, citrus, and caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, nothing exciting - but a solid pale ale. BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is grass, hops, and bread. Flavor is wheat, orange peel and some mild hop bitterness. Light/medium body. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a large, fluffy, white head and lots of sticky lacing.
S: Doesn’t smell all that great. Slightly metallic with herbal and grassy hop notes. A touch of citrus and citrus peel along with some toasted bread and malt.
T: A light fruitiness which is categorized, for the most part, by oranges. Fairly strong in terms of the bitterness with some bready malts. Somewhat grassy with a mild astringency.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: This is one of the beers from Sam Adams that I’ve been disappointed by each time I’ve had it. Not one I would recommend.
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2011
crossovert is fairly spot on with this one. Very average, dry and not refreshing. Nothing going for it Chudwick (3205) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2011
pours golden with light white head. A tad hoppy with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Not nearly as hoppy as the usual Sam Adams. Simple flavors. A little bitter. overall, a refreshing drink and a nice change of pace for SA. crossovert (12912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
The Budweiser of craft ales Seriously this beer tastes cheap and forced, do not buy. AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Had nice look to it, less pale than I expected. A foamy head that stuck around for quite awhile with decent clarity to it. The lacing on the glass lasts the entire drink as well. Didn’t smell quite as strong as I expected. The hops were present, but not quite as noticable as I expected. Tasted pretty good, again not quite as hoppy as I would have expected but the hop flavor does stand out. The mouthfeel and drinkability was also good. Overall very crisp and refreshing. On a side note, my wife and I did burrito’s for dinner and this beer goes excellent with mexican food in my opinion. wlajwl (6806) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2011
The receipe for this must have changed because before it was a rather watery balanced pale but now has more hops. Decent but not among the best.