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 (2110) - 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 (13466) - 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 (4036) - 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.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is orange, citrus, biscuit, and caramel malt. Some dankness is also present.
Head is long-lasting, slighly gauzy and foam rings around the glass.
Taste is crisp, slight sweetness, some biscuit, and citrus hops.
Nothing is overdone in this beer, but it is well-balanced and quaffable.
Finish is medium, in terms of not having a huge, overwhelming bitterness, but enough to know it is there and it is hoppy.
Some biscuit dries out the finish, but still finishes with some left over gravity.
igneous1 (1532) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
got it at Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI. hazy, copper, excellent lacing, nose is a nice mixture of maltiness and citrus hops, very floral. flavor is initially slightly sweet quickly followed by a nice hoppiness....bit of earthiness to the hops in the finish. not bad at all.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Bottle, pilsner glass. Pop the cap, and a wonderful blend of hop aromas presents itself even before I pour, strongly floral, citrusy, somewhat coniferous. Pours an apricot gold, hazy, with visibly suspended sediments. Moderate white head, leaves a nice lacing. Bitterness is present, but for most of each sip rounded out by sweet malts and even a little tartness. Comparisons to citrus, especially grapefruit and kumquat, are quite apt. Carbonation breaks over the tongue, with accompanying peppery sensations. Floral honey is also present. Only in the finish is bitterness the dominant lingering flavor, and here, it’s accompanied by a lingering warmth and something piercing and fresh, hints of pine and cardamom. Wow.