jtclockwork (15591) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish amber pour. Floral citrus nose. Taste is roasted malt with slight bitterness.
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Pours a nearly opaque dark amber with a nice big fluffy off-white head that falls quickly away to nothing. Leaves no head or lace when itís gone. Big nutty roasty aroma. Most of the nose seems to come from roast specialty malt, which is fine. Light, watery body, almost flat. Would like to see this a bit creamier and more carbonated, along with greater head retention. Nuts, toast, earth, and dry leaves on the mid-palate. Fairly neutral finish. Shows some promise, but needs head, body, and hops.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a white head. Mild honey malt aroma with faint piney hops. Medium body. Flavor is lightly sweet grainy pale malt grist with mild pine hop. Crisp clean finish. Draft@ Pillagerís Pub.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: † Whoa, that nose gets to me before I can even look at the beer. † Reminds me of pond
water mixed with some skunk cabbage. † Wow... thats pretty bad. † Otherwise it smells very earthy and
morso very soily/muddy. † Yeah, now I know. † When I was a kid and I was going through the woods and I
would come across these isolate spots of water filled with mosquito larva, this water reminds me just of that.
† It could be that its the water that sits on the inside of a tire. † Do I dare drink this? †
Amberish in color, mininal head, little to no lacing. † Appears to be still. † Very mealy on the tongue,
cardboard, wet paper... blech. † Not much in the hop aspect. † I was told this was a special bottling...
wondering if its a special bottling from two years ago. † Oddly enough, finish is okay. † Smells and
starts out fairly bad. † I was told that the recipe might be tweaked when I bought this, so perhaps this is
just a dry run? † Whatever it is, I wouldnít call it a Pale Ale unless it resembled that long long ago.
† This one needs a rerate, for sure. † Tastes worse than homebrew.
dmac (5905) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bomber from Spirits RB. Poured a good looking bright clear bodied orange with lots of effervescence rising from the center and an averaged sized bright white foamy head made up of large tightly packed bubbles. Aroma is malty and sweet with notes of vegetables, fruits, caramel and a hint of chocolate. The body is full of bubbly carbonation and although it is on the fuller side it lacks any real substance. Flavor is actually a touch weaker then the aroma with lots of dry grains and spoiled caramel. Drinkable......I suppose, memorable........not a chance.
robforbes (2213) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a semi-cloudy orange-yellow with a very small white head, and very good lacing.
smell is of malt, a few hops, earth, some perfume, a little orange, and some citrus.
taste is crisp, hops, grain, a little caramel, and a touch of sour malt, ends dry and a little bitter.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours clear dark gold with a thick and lacy white head. Aroma of citrus, peach and resin with just a little toffee to prop it up. Light body, watery texture with minimal carbonation. Some toasty, nutty flavor bits with a a dry and somewhat earthy finish that has a little hint of metal.
This is probably a great choice for the calorie-conscious folk like the little hottie on the label, but I wouldnít mind seeing bodied up just a bit. Otherwise this beer seems pretty solid.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A traditional Northwest Pale Ale dry-hopped with Cascade hops to give it an incredible citrus aroma. This exceptionally full-bodied pale ale balances the citrus and earthy northwest hops for a refreshing flavor. Alcohol: 4.75% abv.
Description from Web Page.
Three Skulls Ales--Pillagerís Pale Ale--2010--22 oz. Bottle--4.75% ABV--30 IBUís? (3.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale--No sediment. No lace very thin white head. Clear rich bright amber color. Flat mild floral hop malt fruit front. Mild creamy delicate sweet doughy caramel mild fruit hint light bisquit Pale Ale body. Clean mild hop spice smooth citrus hint end. Bland Pale Ale. Sampled 2/5/2010. $4.49 Each.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Okay, Iím fine with admitting my personal bias on this. The label on this beer is poorly developed, that I canít actually tell if this is the right beer. As a result, Iím gonna be a real stickler, the beer better be fucking phenomenal.
On the label: three skulls, one facing forward, two facing outward at 45 degree angles. Crossbones behind the forerunner, who also has the distinguished eyepatch over itís left eye. Background is black. On the left hand of the label "Brewed and bottled by NWBC, Pacific, Washington"
That last quote is what confuses me. Is this a beer from a brewery in Pacific? Or a contract brew from Baron brewing? This was the closest I could figure on.
On to the review: Pours golden with a three finger loose, soapy foam with a quickly fleeting character leaving a broken surface sheet of the same. Smells of grain, some anise, some herbal and floral hops, fairly simple nose. Flavor is grain, touch of bitter, some honey a little tea - nothing special, and for an APA a real let down. Medium bodied with tight low carb and a wet finish. Really a moderate quality beer. Although Iím not put off by the general nature of the flavor of the beer, it certainly seems cheap, one dimensional and forgettable.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at ballard loft yesterday during ESPN 710 hockey night. medium orange color with a spritely hop bite to it, itís a well rounded pale ale thatís not watered down. Nothing extraordinary but a good session