madvike (2972) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ale Asylum. Thin but frothy head, nice lacing. Golden and hazy with pleasant floral, fruity, hoppy nose. Well-balanced with little bitterness. Goes down easy with a piney aftertaste with a little oily resin that lingers. Refreshing brew.
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Clean golden hue topped by a frothy white head and left very nice lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has a definite Cascade hop characteristic along with pale malts and a hint of mineral water and catty vapours. The taste is a well balanced presentation of citric and piney hop bitterness and level headed pale malt background. There is a touch of DMS but nothing to be stand-offish. The mouth feel is sprite and refreshing, a touch metallic upon the finish kept it from a 5. Overall a darn tasty APA with a nod towards the hophead side of the geekdom.
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured to glass. Clear copper colored brew with small, rocky, white head. Full malt sweets and an excellent grapefruity hops is in the aroma and in the brews bitters; presumably cascades. A perfect balance of hops and malt. Great brew.
Thanks to Craig and Mark for the brew
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
every craft brewer claims their pale ale is full of hops but few live up to the promise. this is an exception, and it is as a result exceptional. it does well to maintain its balance and keep it out of IPA territory while remaining utterly satisfying and sessionable.
beerisgood16 (4) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a somewhat cloudy burnt-orange with a thin, light head. Fruity, fresh nose bordering on citrusy. Light and clean on the palate with a strong, almost effervescent hop presence. A journey for the senses...love it.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Shigadeyo. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Malt backbone of caramel, biscuit, and tea countered by a solid bitterness. Semi dry hoppy finish, which some hints of lemon. Not bad, at tad on the thin side.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a copper orange with a white thin and soapy head. Fruity hoppy nose. Tangerines, pale malts and a dominant cascade pine note. Lightly sweet malts and prickly carbonation. Pale caramel malts with lemon and a bitter piney finish. Slightly watery, but decent brew. A decent IPA/APA.
Tmoney99 (11224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear golden color with an average white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good cascade sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
HonkeyBra (3557) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orangish pour with a thin white head that leaves all sorts of lacing. Smells hoppy, citrusy, and floral with some malt. Flavor is pretty bitter for a Pale ale, but pretty good nonetheless. It’s pretty close to an IPA. Great for hop heads.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Badbeer. Pours hazy amber with a thin, crisp white head. Smells nutty and slight citrusy hoppy with a some cereal malts in the background. Tastes nutty and citrusy hoppy, slight hop bitterness. Good malt presence as well. Medium body, good carbonation.