fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Growler. Aroma of citrus and flowers with strong bready malts. Flavor bready, chewy, juicy; tons of sweet bread with moderately tropical yellow-orange fruit notes. Not terribly complex, but really nice, luxurious malt with hops that may not overpower but aren’t overly subtle either. Very nice. bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
I had a pint of this in the late afternoon today with a meal at Lil’ Frankies on 19 1st Ave, NYC, which I highly suggest to anyone looking for a great Italian place in the Lower East Side. The abundance of hops sparkled in the grapefruit aromas and the first taste brought back memories of a place I had visited in the mid 80’s that brewed it’s own beer in NYC besides McSorleys. The unusual taste had a lightly smooth malty element that seemed to twist and turn with every sip. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Tap at Frank. This poured a thick looking dark amber. Was very surprised by how much I liked this, as I love six points attitude towards brewing but dont always love the beer. The hops are minimized in this beer, but the malt is solid and very tasty.I found it to have a slightly bitter yet almost zesty finish. JoeMcPhee (9517) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
Cask at Rattle N Hum. Hazy pour with a nice thick sticky head. Very pale golden yellow. Lots of bright fresh citrusy hops. Very bright aroma over a soft lightly toasted malt base. Earthy and lightly resiny finish. Quite fresh and quite tasty. A really nice session beer. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at, err, Lil’ Frankie’s. Go figure. This was surprisingly decent, super fresh, old school example of a pale ale. Surprising coming from 6p., they tend to hop the hell out of every beer they make, but this one is mild in the hop with much more of a malt spine. The aroma is minerally, with salad-like notes of lettuce and hearts of palm. Some fresh, mild hops. Clean, light body, with a solid malt backbone. Light, non-dominant hops in the finish, with a touch of bitterness. Easy drinking and accessible, perfect for the location and the crowd.
notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Growler from St. James Beverage - nose of citrus and earthy hops, buttered bread and light honey - light, but still fairly creamy in the mouth - the anticipated sixpoint hop profile is there, but you want that in this beer - the hops are spicy and herbal - these are balanced by a light sweetness and notes of toast, and even a light nuttiness - a straightforward and tasty pale ale. j12601 (13028) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
On cask at Rattle N Hum when I went for their Cigar City event. Pours a hazy golden brown yellow with a thin white head. Big hop profile, earthy, vanilla. Had some hop sediment which freaked me out a little as I didn’t see it at first glance and had chunks of hop leaves in my teeth after my first sip. Smooth supple grapefruit bitter finish. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Cask. Pours a hazy golden body with a think white head. Hoppy citrus and grass y notes. Caramel malt with a light fruit aroma and some cracker malts. Finish is less vibrant with a mild bitterness and hint of citrus. Good. LilBeerDoctor (4134) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Growler. Pours a clear deep orange with a thick off-white head. Aroma of bready malts, honey, and some herbal notes (jasmine and other flowery notes). Flavor of sweet pale malts with wheaty/bready notes, honey, and floral hops in the finish. A chill, relaxing kind of beer. I’m not so in love with the herbal/flowery and honey notes. Decent APA.
7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5) zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
cask @ RnH: fruity grapefruit and grape. flowery and pine notes. sweet caramel malts. Finishes with some bad astringency. Basically an IPA, as Sammy says.