mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Hand pump at Princeton. Golden and clear with a white head. Hoppy aroma. Malty and hoppy flavor. Finish is malty. Excellent pale ale. Nice beer. Enjoyable. Drinkable. obxdude10 (2378) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2002
Naturally served at cellar tempature, very nice creamy thick head, floral aroma, a little less hoppy than I expected, but still had a very generous amount of hops that contributed a nice bitterness to the beer and to the aftertaste MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Hand pump at Princeton. Golden, clear, white head. Noble hop aroma. Flavor is a combination of nutty malts and noble hops, with a malty finish. Nice and drinkable. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 06.25.04 Hand Pump, Princeton. Light and clear copper. Poured without effervescence; wispy head. Bready flavors, papery sweet, very mildly floral like honeysuckle nectar. Mild, English tasting hops with a bright finish. Worlds better than some very expensive 'pale ales' I've sampled from bottles, probably because the Brits have never really mastered bottling their awesome beers. If this is a taste of what cask beers are like in England, then book me on the next flight across the pond. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Hand pump. Fine real ale. One of the first beers I have had at this temperature. It was fine and easy to drink throughout. A good mellow beer. Beautiful cascading from the hand pump.
jdjuice (502) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2006
Very interesting. I haven’t had the opportunity to try some of the stranger beers out there, and this is definitely one of them. Came with a very nice rocky white head with small bubbles and a smoothness similar to Guinness. Very smooth due to low carbonation and a very nice maltiness with a good deal of hoppiness. A bit more than a one-off, definitely would like to enjoy again. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some bread, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, light lemon. Minimally carbonated, medium vody with some resin. Nice session beer. Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Hand pumped. Princeton Location. Very excellent pale ale. Me and my friend had to drink this very fast as there was a private party coming in 20 minutes after we got there. Not a lot of time to enjoy, but excellent nontheless Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2006
On tap in Princeton - Hand pump wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2005
- Unfiltered, pours a bit cloudy. MIld english hop nose with a hint of malt. Caramel in mid-taste, followed by dry maltiness. Great beer for a warm day, heck any day...
Earlier Rating: 12/30/2004 Total Score: 3.4
Noting this was an English pale ale, I had to keep myself from wandering to the typical profile of what I expect anything with "pale ale" to taste like. Definitely exhibits the qualities I expect from English hops, but that in itself limits me to the maximum rating I can give. Likely the byproduct of my American tastes, this one was a bit on the light side for my tastes. An exemplory version of an EPA, but not my favorite style.
Descent pale ale. There were actually more hops in this than in the IPA. Had some similarities to the Smuttynose Shoals, but the flavors were weaker. Certainly a descent beer.