KevinReddirt (165) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2017 hershiser2 (3205) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
$1.80 bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville.
Pours amber - no head. Smells slightly sweet-sticky. Tastes of copper and pepper. Bland.
I got this 12 oz. bottle from a beer club along with three other selections. Pale ales typically do not thrill me and that carries over here. It has a decent pour, a medium yellow liquid and a glorious, strong, bright white head. The smell is grain, dough and a metallic tone. The taste, well, still grainy and some kind of astringency. You try a new beer and sometimes it works and other times it does not. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Beer list bottle, thanks to johnnnnie, clean bready nose, orange color with slight head , fuggles, nickel flavor , bready finish MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle from the sampler case. Pours with a beautiful head. The taste and balance is very good. You will like this beer. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice finish Quick3Beers (1229) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle, thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt. Not much going on here, except unlike many pale ales the overall mouthfeel is well-balanced. However, little hoppiness, and an over-reliance on caramel malt. Meh.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Orange brown with thin tan head.
Fruity, butter, hops, malt, toffee in the nose.
Malty with notes of butter, grass, hops and toffee.
Firm dry bitterness. HippieFee (446) - - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle - Malt forward with some good hop backbone. Pretty basic and one dimensional taste. I will say it stand up to my cigar that I am smoking with it which is nice. tfg (5) - - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
Distinctly mediocre. No head. Little malt and curiously bitter for ABV. Not true to type. ttoadee (1491) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Tan pour, almost no head. Nose is medium roasted grain. More bitter than sweet. Middle is light cherries and light malt. finish is bitter but one dimensional. OK. N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Drank from bottle. Got this in a twelve pack sampler (Export, Old Thumper, & Applehead). Best beer in the sampler). I’m usually not a huge pale ale fan, but enjoyed this one quite a bit!