RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
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2007. Golden brown beer with a lightly fruity and malty aroma and a golden beer malty flavour. Overall an OK fruity and malty beer.
Cask @ GBBF ’07. Dark amber colour with off-white head. Aroma is malt / hops. Taste is fruity / hops / malty. Pretty good PA, although not the best on offer. DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Cask@ GBBF. Nose of hops, fruit and citrus. Pours a cloudy amber colour. Taste is light and fruity. Hops are fresh. A nice American pale ale. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2007
12oz bottle thanks to kmweaver for this extra. pours amber with creamy white head. nose is doughy malt and some citrus and peppery hop notes. flavor is malty at times almost harsh, lacks much of a hop presence otherthan a crisp finish. just decent stuff. mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2008
12 oz bottle, pours deep amber with beige foamy head, which mostly dissipated and left mild lacing. Aroma of malt and hops, similar to Arrogant Bastard, but milder. Taste of bitter hops, mouthfeel a bit watery, but smooth. Is a decent pale ale, but not as great as I would have expected, since I’m a fan of Arrogant Bastard/Double Bastard. Just OK.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
A nice looking copper red beer with a small head. The aroma is a mild hoppiness, with floral and spicy notes. The flavor is mostly malt with a bit of hop bitterness. A bit thin in the mouthfeel. Not offensive in any way, but not intense in any way. I’m a much bigger fan of the IPA, ruination, or arrogant/double bastard. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2008
4th NC rating in a row. What did this stuff just become available here? Clear amber pour, white head and spotty lace. Malty aroma. Light bodied. Bready flavor with light hop notes Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Attractive red amber beer with lasting fine head. Caramel malt aroma with a mild hint of yeast. Hops are mild and very slightly citrusy. Lighter than expected body but still just sufficient maltiness to maintain a decent range. Moderate finish. A good but not an exceptional beer. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 <i>Thanks to lithy for the bottle!</i>jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Transparent amber with a small head, gone quickly. Nice balance in the nose between malt sweetness and some hop citrus, though it’s a little sugary. Flavor is similar except the malt dominates, very bready in the aftertaste. A little thin. Overall decent, very drinkable.
Not a bad pale ale. Just not my cup of beer. All the ingreidents are here that make it better than Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale. Enjoy but know there are others to try.