theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Royal Liquors in Kansas City, Missouri. 9/13 date sticker on the bottom of the bottle. Wish I had noticed that at the store. The pour is a hazed orange golden with an off white head. The aroma is faded mineral grass hops along with toasted malt. The taste is grassy earth hop along with the toasted malt. The hop character is faded and muted. The palate is medium bodied with the mineral grass after taste. Solid, though I definitely need to try this fresher.
Finhead (1112) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, brownish-orange pour with a very rocky, white head. The aroma has grapefruit mixed with pine. It has a medium, lively body with dry mouthfeel. The taste is very bitter with a dry finish. The bottle was extremely carbonated and flavor seemed too bitter for an APA.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Vail, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks bro! Pours a murky bright orange appearance with a foamy white head. Some citrusy, soapy/floral hoppy, slight bready aroma. Slightly sweet, orange, honey, soapy flavor that finishes somewhat bitter. Ok.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle in Vail. Pours a copper color with white head. Citrus hoppy, yet malty sweet aromas. Citrus, hoppy flavors in a balanced pale ale. Really solid pale ale.
justsayswell (44) - Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy copper with a pillowy head. Lots of lacing. Nose is dank pine hops, a little grapefruit. Great medium-bodied mouthfeel, carbonation is well-balanced. Taste is molasses bread, piney hop bitterness. Tastes like hop extract a bit though. Good hop flavor for only 37 IBUs. As it warms, the alcohol becomes more pronounced. Reminds me a bit of Dale’s Pale Ale. Really solid APA.
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, grass, malt, and grain. Nice APA.
thomas15 (648) - USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of orange and grapefruit with slight pine. Very hazy amber orange. Slightly off white head. Great lacing. Taste is bitter citrus with some grapefruit pine and orange. Solid pale.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from in-person STL trade. Pours a cloudy bright golden color with a finger of cream-colored head that laces the glass. Notes of citrus, bread, herbs, grass, florals, dry grains, and faint tropical fruit. Light-bodied, with soft carbonation and a bready, bitter mouthfeel. Nice, well-balanced APA.
Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hop and floral aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Solid brew.
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, shared by phaleslu. Mostly hazy orange amber color. Foamy off-white head, with good retention. Some citrus in the nose, a lot more in the flavor. Good grassy citrusy hop. Some loose bits of lace. Smooth, slightly soft, sort of crisp lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Moderate to bigger biter taste, lighter sweet. Pretty good pale ale.