Leafs93 (2067) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, earthy and light toast. Taste is mild bitters. Light bodied with a dry finish. Nice.
BigBeer45 (1412) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from a tulip, poured from a bottle,
this ale was a medium burnt orange in the glass with some haze and presented a white and faint off-white creamy, three finger cover, it left very nice lacing on the glass,
the aromas were fruity citrus hops that were perfumey and resembled fresh squeezed oranges and orange fruit, a little tangerine, grapefruit and pine notes, some toasted malt and a bit of bread in the background, less than medium fruit and malt sweetness,
it had flavors of fruit citrus hops that had orange and hints of resin, toasted malt (less than medium), big orange and less grapefruit, some fruit and bread sweetness,
there was a bitterness that was medium or bit less, the bitterness lingered a little on the tongue, toasted malt followed,
this drink had average carbonation, the mouth feel was a light medium, it was creamy on the lips,
the nose was very fruity, the hops were big for a pale ale,
I liked the nose more than the flavor, a straightforward, good tasting pale ale.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. A slightly hazy orange hued golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, melon, tangerine. Flavor is loads of fruit (grapefruit, lemon, lime, tangerine, melon). Finish is light bitterness, with some hay and conifers. Bitterness lingers on for very long. Light to medium body, average carbonation, soft mouthfeel.
chucklemation (1305) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin. Flavor is juicy citrus, pine, and resin, along with some caramel malts. Has a lively body. Quite good.
superspak (4464) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/17/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, passion fruit, lemon/orange rind, pine, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an incredible American pale ale! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
Obfuscate (459) - Minneapolis, - JUL 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice tropical aromas. Love Tony Gwuinn. .394 a good pale ale but not a top of class for me. I think in MN we are spoiled on this style.
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - JUL 13, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
6%ABV. American Pale Ale.
Poured out gold Amber. 8ºSRM.
Nose has citrus and pine.
Mouthfeel is light soapy. Palate has pale malt with sweet, wheat flour, raw dough, water biscuits.
Finish is medium long bitter, herbaceous, spicy hyssop.
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dwyerpg (5489) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is pretty darn good. Not a ton of hops in either the aroma or body but the flavor is good. A bit piney but tasty.
zizzybalubba (1778) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh (bottled May 11, 2016). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of fresh pine, tangerine, and sweet caramel malt. Taste is bitter but well-balanced with pine needles, fresh grass, soft grapefruit, and caramel malt. Moderate bitterness lingers on the palate. A nearly perfect example of this style.
drpimento (2999) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
While it does taste a bit more like an IPA than a PA, the damn beer is so good that the difference is piddling. Aroma is mostly grapefruit hop balanced with a little biscuit malt. Super yummy. Wish I could get more.