alexsdad06 (10780) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2016 billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rodman’s. Pours a dark orange with a big frothy white head that has moderate retention and lacing. Very hoppy aroma that oddly still smells lager-like. Mostly pine in the hops notes, but some underlying citrus. Moderately thick palette. Moderate carbonation. Malty and hoppy, intense pine but some caramel on the finish. Almost tastes like an Irish red. Pretty good.
Bottle via trade from backlog notes. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, lightly toasted bread, resiny and earthy hops, mild to moderate bitterness, pretty basic. Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
January 2010: 12 oz. bottle. Pours orangy yellow with a large white head. Floral and grassy aroma with a slightly bitter finish. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/15/08. Got this in a ’make your own sixer’ from the Fresh Market. Pours a nice deep gold with a perfect 2 inch head that leaves perfect lacing. This is a beautiful beer.
Smells of honey-kissed biscuits, and floral hops. This beer smells very inviting.
The hop taste washes over the palate and leaves a nice quick bite on the tongue. Perfectly hopped. The malt backbone balances this out quite nicely.
This brew has the perfect amount of carbonation and feel. Smooth yet crisp. I could drink a few of these.
I am really impressed by this "local" beer! I had never heard of these guys, but I will seek them out again for sure. radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2011
(12 ounce bottle - tumbler) Pours a translucent burnt yellow color, with sizeable head that leaves a sparse lacing. Tastes of caramel malt with citrus and resin hops. Light carbonation and pleasant hoppy finish. dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours a orange/amber, with a big off-white head, and good lacing! Aroma of citrus, grains and floral hops. Flavor of citrus, pale malts and grains. A medium bitterness finishes Pale Ale, and lingers for a few. Very easy to drink!
JStax (7171) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Poured from a bottle into an english pint glass. Appearance is a heavily carbonated copper with a good, solid beige head. Thick lacing. Aroma is all hops with some floral citrus and resin. Taste is bitter and grassy up front, somewhat sweet, and then bitter again. This one is okay. I like it more than the other offering I have had of theirs. As the beer warms, some of the bitterness wears off and sweetness shines through. It gets a lot more pleasant. 502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Not flavorful with an almost non-existant aroma. Copper body. Totally forgettable. thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2010
12oz bottle: appearance is light brown with minimal off white head, aroma is of pale malt and a hint of hops, taste is again of pale malt with some citrus hops, very mild pale ale but does not disappoint. weihenweizen (4098) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a light orange with small white head that dissapates quickly. Aroma is spicy pine, nice carbonation, good lacing. Taste is grainy malt and spicy (piney) herbal hops and finishes a little dry. Too much hop flavor to be an English Pale Ale should be American Pale Ale. Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Enjoyed on tap in a large hexagonal glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with an average sized head. Aromas of citrus and slight pine come through in the nose, as does the Munich malt advertised in the beer’s description; the latter disguising itself quite effectively as medium English crystal malt. Carbonation is high for the English variant of pale ale, although this may be more a result of the restaurant’s tap system than the brewer’s intention. The palate is assertively, but not overly bitter, again showing a bit more of a tendency toward APA than EPA. The Munich malt makes its presence known in the mid-palate, before fading a bit to allow for a more balanced ending note. Said finish lingers for a moment, seems generally clean. Overall, not a beer that is going to change lives, but a solid effort.