OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
bottle, from the Glass Jug. Bottle 08/07 then is smudged, good aroma, sweet. citrus and grass. clean golden orange color, small head that faded quick, no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. medium body, light creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Pretty nice, flavor my favorite part. finish has a nice bite about it.KInd of surprised I hadn’t had this by now, but will put this on the recommeded pale ale list Carlisle (745) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Caramel color with hint of orange. Thick, off-white head; ample lacing. Hoppy aroma with pine and citrus. Refreshing malt up front with strong hop presence. Pine and citrus hoppiness with slight resin finish. Excellent pale ale.
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BOD 8/17/14. Clear light amber pour that is slightly darker than golden. Very nice head with normal lacing and retention. Light nose of citric and floral hops over a light biscuit. Light medium bodied with an almost slick texture. Perfectly carbonated with an exceptional effervescent finish. The flavor profile is exceptional - intense, balanced, clean and somewhat complex. It begins with a wave of blended hop flavor (pine, citric and a touch of spice) over a light biscuit background. The middle is a medium bitterness that is mostly pine, but also has grapefruit rind aspects, which fades into a very light caramel. The finish is quite effervescent and yields a nice dryness. A mild bitterness lingers that has a bit of pepper and caramel sweetness. An outstanding Pale Ale. generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
It has a light golden honey color with good clarity. On top is a just off white head which slowly fades from an inch thick cap to a wispy thin film covering. The aroma has a sweet bready, almost honey like maltiness with a touch of leafy herbal hops. Flavor wise it is very close to the nose with a firm medium body of bready sweet and light caramel/honey maltiness with a light touch of herbal hop bitterness. Its easy drinking and smooth on the plate.
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Crisp, hoppy, citrusy, slight grassy, bitter aromas. Balanced, hoppy, citrus, resiny flavors. Very crisp, balanced, refreshing, and drinkable. One of the better pale ales I’ve had in awhile.
emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a sharp and clean straw gold with two fingers of sticky off white head. Nice aroma with a grassy hop note and light biscuity malt backing. A touch of citrusy hops shows as well. Very clean and pleasant in the flavor with a dry and zesty bitterness. Citrus rind and grassy hops with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Very nice and refreshing. MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Tap sampler at Troegs in Hershey, PA. Overall very pleasant, but the hop punch is overdone. Very crisp. micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
A nice golden straw color that is clear and with avg. carbo’s.A white foam cap that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.
A good hoppy aroma greets you followed by a bready malt aroma.
A balanced beer with neither malt or hop winning out. Just enought malt with a sweet bready taste and just enought hops to hold up the malts. Hops are slightly citrusy in taste.
A nice refreshing beer one could drink on a regular basis. It is also a good crossover beer for drinkers of those other beers.
A good fresh tasting, balanced, filling, beer gnomungus (89) - - JUL 8, 2014
Initial taste is surprisingly sweet, probably from the malt, which provides a mild blonde caramel flavor throughout. The hops come in as the beer warms a bit, balancing the sugar. Good, but not incredible, and a bit sweet overall. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2014
translucent copper, thin oily cap with white ring and good lacing. Heavy newspaper nose, oily pine bitterness with soft dough elements. Playdoh and moderate plastic front palate, piney earth is wet, dank with juicy nectarine mid, lightly buttery dough near end with low acid, low bitterness, dusty with faint metallicity through thin bodied fizzy finish.