TimE (3340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color. Very hoppy nose, that is fairly clean, a touch astringent. Lacking a bit of a backbone, moderately bitter, but nothing outstanding. Decent, straightforward pale ale.
Bulk_Carrier (2249) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes. Another Wisconsin finding.
Sixer acquired and was poured into a pint glass every time.
The appearance was a nice hazy orange to amber color with a decent transparency about it that let carbonation be seen rising. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated and left some light lacing here and there.
The smell had a nice earthy herbal yet bitter hoppiness running in and out but combined.
The taste was bittersweet all the way through with a nice herbal/earthy light citrusy aftertaste. The finish was somewhat dry.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there too as there was a decent harshness about it but nothing overbearing.
Overall, I say this was a very nice APA well worthy of having again.
vandc01 (97) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a best enjoyed by date of 1-29-2014 (about 4 months past)
Aroma - nice tropical aroma, especially considering the date do the bottle
Appearance - golden pour, not super clear and a small head that very quickly disappears.
Taste - nice malty backbone with a dry aftertaste.
Palate - light mouthfeel. Not much for carbonation.
Overall - a nice hoppy pale ale. A nice ale that I would like to try fresher.
arnold931 (625) - Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear orangey with nice off white head. Nose is grass and a little pine. Taste is nice sweet orange and grapefruit. Bitter aftertaste.
ntlwhlr (22) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found it to have Good flavor and no linger. It went down nice and easy!!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy
miyauchi38 (353) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
vanerme3 (20) - - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didn’t have as much of the hops as I was expecting by the name. Still a solid drink, but as someone who enjoys a lot of hops I was slightly let down.
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is a citrus bomb! Lots of light fruit on the nose and palate, grapefruit, lemon, orange, and a hint of lime. Caramel malt balances it out nicely so it doesn’t have that hop bite.
FestDecBeet (227) - - APR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Served: 12 oz bottle
Look: pours a golden color, small head. Slight cloudiness. Head disappears quickly.
Smell: citrus fruit, flowers. Lemons.
Taste: lemon and grapefruits. bitter flavor all around. Little bit of tart flavor. Leaves a film in the mouth.
Feel: light feel. Just enough carbonation.
Overall: not bad. Flavor is not very balanced. Heavy bitterness.
First Drank: home Decatur April 2014
rxeight (1510) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cracked a bottled of this the other night. Standard pale. Meh, not necessary to buy or try again.