loubar (142) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can from BevMo. Pours a semi-cloudy golden. Nose of fragrant citrus and faint spice. Taste of fruity grapefruit hops up front on a bready malt base. Finishes with good bitterness. Light-bodied, yet surprisingly bold with moderate carbonation and a clean mouthfeel. Good balance. Excellent session beer.
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can. Cloudy orange with bi chunky lace head. Soft bitter aroma and flavor. Clean and refreshing. Really nice.
coombuyah26 (11) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz., cool looking can from Vintage Estates Wine and Beer, poured into a Sam Adams "perfect pint." Partly-opaque yellow and orange color, looks like a typical pale ale or IPA. White 1/2" head that sticks around for a while. Very lemony scent, with plenty of malts to back it up. Taste is fruity and piney, not as floral as some full-strength IPAs but not as piney as some other session IPAís. Overall not bad, Iím just not sure how many breweries can jump onto this beer trend before the market is saturated, since they all taste so similar.
AskForJenny (1031) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I do appreciate the cans. Reminded me in a way of Lipton Iced Tea. Good but not worth seeking out.
turtlesugar (5) - - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Itís got kind of a fruity, skunky, you know, hop to it. It definitely exceeds the usual pale ale category. Itís approaching IPA." -my esteemed roommate. I have to agree with him on this one. He loves it more than I do, I wish it were more full bodied, and that the color were less translucent. Overall, another quality beer from a quality microbrew.
conway (1893) - - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Moderately bitter with some pine and light citrus notes. Bready malt backbone.
Lukaduke (2519) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium golden color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is nice cracker malt, floral grass and hints of citrus. Palate follows the nose nicely with nice balance and solid bitterness. Hints of citrus, bitter dandelion and floral grass.
TEJA (1525) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the 21:st amendment in San Fransisco.
Small beige head. Clear yellow color. Fresh hop aroma. Super fresh hop taste with a small bitterness and a tuch of caramell taste to make a very drinkable beer, perfect thirst quencher. Medium body.
SG111 (407) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Pours a copper orange color with a slightly orange-beige head, and lacing. Really nice color. Aroma is orange, tropical fruit, lots of bold hop flavors. Slight maltiness Really big aroma considering this is a session. Flavor has more of the caramel malt sweetness up front, hop bitterness in the middle and a nice long bitter hop finish. Really nice. This is my favorite session IPA.
MNAle (49) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours pale, cloudy orange color. White head that fades relatively quickly. Moderate, disconnected lacing. Citrus in the aroma, otherwise faint. Some visible carbonation but not excessive. Thin, but sweet malt initial taste with bitter hops next, and lingering in the aftertaste. The aftertaste is a bit unpleasant and faintly fruity. Not much mouth feel - thin. Not well balanced; the overall impression is thin, watery and hopped. Not very impressive. Even though the brewer calls this a pale ale, with "bitter" in the name, I was expecting better balance, more malt, not watery citrus. Disappointing.