Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2017 markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a recent college tasting. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is a lot of white grapefruit and citrus burst hops with hints of pine and some light caramel behind it. Flavor is similar with nice caramel, mild pine, and huge white grapefruit/ citrus hit behind all manner of bitterness. Light to medium in body and a nice pale overall.
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a soft copper color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a good pace. Just a cap of a little white foamy swiftly dies off. Stringy lace.
The aroma had some soupy sweet fruity hops, slightly bitter, but having a balancing malt bill.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the blend. Caramel malts sturdy themselves a bit further down the lane to follow through on the aftertaste and ride into the finish.
The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, pretty good APA, a bit old school, but I’d have again.
bigben873 (249) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Floral pale ale. Not too bitter, mild flavor, a good hot summer day beer. March madness 2017 ludhaber (126) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2017
A nice malty beer with a little bit of hop bite. The aroma is week but everything else about this beer is quite enjoyable. Very nice and buttery texture. There is some nice caramel flavor from the malt and there is balance. Just because the hops doesn’t hit you in the face, doesn’t mean it’s a bad beer. Rex_Remes (204) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - MAR 12, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: malt, caramel/toffee, some hops but malt notes dominate, hint of perfume and fermented fruit.. APPEARANCE: medium golden with a little Amber/orange, touch of haziness, light head that fizzes away pretty quick, minimal residual, slight oily film. TASTE: malt driven flavors, smokey sweetness, honey, toast, touch of dark chocolate, not too bitter. PALATE: medium body, round/smooth, relatively soft on the palate, dry finish, OVERALL: quite drinkable, not too heavy, some nice nuances from the malt side of things, not overly hopped, nothing stands out as exceptional, but solid across all parameters. an above average ale. OsuStu (262) - - DEC 19, 2016
12 oz bottle. Darker golden color with a dense white head. Aroma is white bread dough and light citrus. Simple malts, navel orange, grass, just a little hoppy profile.
tsd08460 (1139) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine in Gainesville, VA
Aroma: citrus, bread
Appearance: clear golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate:medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Tasty Deadpool37 (129) - - JUN 19, 2016
Pours golden very minimal aroma flavors for a southern tier break are very disappointing slightly malty little caramel. trapped (3097) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden color with large off-white foamy head, malt aroma, medium carbonation, balanced malty taste, smooth body, abrupt finish. Nice ale, nothing special though. mike5326 (1746) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Murky golden color, medium short lived white head. Strong hops and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a mild bitter and floral flavor with a medium finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tfontana (955) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle from Downtown Discount Beverage, Dover, NH. Aroma is bread, dough, and light citrusy hops. Appearance is slightly hazy golden yellow with nice sparkle, insignificant head and mild foamy lacing. Taste is medium malty sweetness with some fruit followed by dry, long mild bitter finish. Palate is medium bodied with average texture and average carbonation. Overall, a decent amount of complexity with nose and taste with slightly above average appearance and palate.