jgb9348 (5179) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice very crisp copper coloured body with a touch of an orange glow and a nice one-centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, light citrus, herbal and grassy notes with a good sweetness - very mouthwatering! Light-bodied; Very thin, easy drinking with a very potent and drying hop flavour of grapefruit and citrus with a very small malt backbone, a dose of light sweetness and a very nice clean taste at the end. Aftertas is light, airy, dry, herbal and definitely showing a lot of hops. Overall, a very nice, easy drinking APA, bordering more on the edges of a pils (if I didnít know it was an Ale). A great beer to try and Iíd drink a lot more of these in the summer time if I could find them on the right coast. I sampled this twelve ounce CAN (love it) purchased from Village Market in the San Francisco Ferry Building in California on 18-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 27-September-2011.
MadIndian (2634) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid beer. Nothing too outstanding, but I like this company. A nice orange pour a good caramel malt and hop presence. Some sugar in the taste. Good.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A great session beer. Nice hop presence for a pale, but its no IPA. Very good for an American Pale.
thorongil2 (1865) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) hazy orange colour withsmall white head; aromas of citrus, pine; flavour of wheat, long light bitter finish
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint. Julian code that begins with 1010 (I assume January 10, 2011).
Appearance: Clear amber-orange with foamy off-white and pretty nice lacing.
Aroma: Spicy, citrusy hop aroma with an emphasis on orange. Some light biscuit underneath.
Taste: Great hop taste with orange, grapefruit and a nice spiciness. Dry malts add to the overall complexity with biscuit, tea and earthiness. Ends spicy and somewhat bitter.
Palate: Light but firm body with moderate carbonation. Very dry finish. Proper Bitter feel.
Overall: Fantastic session ale. Brewers really need to make more beers like this - low abv, big taste. And this is not an IPA, not an APA; it is a Bitter that uses a shitload of American hops. Otherwise, it fits the style perfectly.
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. can in a shaker. Dark golden pour with medium head. Nice hoppy aroma. Hoppier than your average American pale ale, but not as much as an IPA. Solid session beer. Nothing too great about it though.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Canalís in Marlton, NJ. Hazy amber pour with an orange tinge and a medium off-white head. Hoppy, citrus and pine aroma. Grapefruit, bitterest chocolate, toasted malt and vanilla in the flavor. Smooth, silky mouthfeel and a dry, crisp finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Can: Aroma of hops, grass, caramel malt, Earth, and slight citrus. Poured copper/amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, grass, caramel malt, Earth, and a hint of resin. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Malt, light caramel, hop, grass finish is dry. Tasty for a 4.4%ABV.
drowland (7106) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/6/11. 12oz can. Clearish amber pour with a big tan head that fades. Fresh hoppy aroma with pine and citrus. Light malty flavor with a touch of caramel, chocolate, and tons of hop character. Quite nice!
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a just really good pale ale what else can I say. Pale orange color with a little haziness. One finger white head. The aroma is first a great and strong pine and tangerine citrus behind it. Also a fair amount of biscuit with slighter caramel malt. Taste is just super well balanced bitter and sweet. Will need to get a 6 pack of this.