tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, bright light orange body and a big, soapy, bright white head. Clean malt and lemony hops dominate, with very light and drying resinous aftertastes and just a hint of alcohol near room temperature. Light and clean palate that does not overwhelm given all of the flavor this beer possesses. Usually, my palate is saturated by overwhelming pale ales, but this APA is one that I can have several of and walk away with a fairly clean palate, even going back to lighter styles like a kolsch or pils.
Holmen1 (3021) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra 65 cl flaske på Cardinaltreff feb-15: lys gylden med moderat skum. Tropiske frukter, litt furunål og naturligvis citrus både i aroma og smak. Flott balansert med maltsødmen og umåte lett å helle innenfor snippen. Amerikanske craft brewers trår sjelden feil i denne stilarten. Lekker.
tcon25 (110) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at special brews, golden pour, hop aroma, lot of bite on this beer. Haven’t had it yet and now I did, enough said.
Holmen2 (1406) - NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.02.15. Clear pale golden. Diminishing, white head. Refreshing aroma, with pale citrus and tropical fruits. Similar taste. A hint peach, succade and dry fruits in aftertaste. Good drinkability and well balanced.
gam (3421) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great head foams over bubbly like gold pour medium carbonation aromas floral citrus tropical fruits malts the flavours sweet floral tropical mango pine mild to medium bitter citrusy woody note stone fruit caramel a crispness the finish best aftertastes pine resin lovely sweetness verey enjoyable ale
Sigmund (5421) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.25. Pale golden colour, only the faintest haziness. Large to moderate white head. Distinct aroma of American hops, notes of tropical fruits, citrus and pine, some caramel. Refreshing flavour, with the same elements as in the aroma. Well balanced, good beer.
NeuroPliny (203) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Fat Angel, SF. Pours clear straw honey with a lemon head. Nose is citrus, pine resin, orange peel, and hints of grapefruit. Flavour follows the nose. Clean and crisp. Perfect patio ale.
monkeychugg55 (928) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a foamy white head that leaves a lot of sticky lacing. The aroma is a blast of PNW hops. There’s a lot of pine, resin, citrus, and floral notes. The malt is sweet and pretty neutral in therms of flavor. The hop flavor is definitely more mellow than the aroma. Comes off a little over dry hopped but all in all not bad.
BrewGoblin (516) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Titan of Tastiness, a Bubbling Behemoth of Bacchanalian Bravado. A good beer. Exceedingly clear honey blonde with a hefty white froth. Provoking notes of grapefruit, clementine, mild piney dank, honey and cereal make the nose one to reckon with; the taste matches perfectly and leans on the bitter side of bittersweet. A smooth medium body with mid-high carbonation, this fine-ass Pale Ale ends with a honey-lemon note that begs for a Summer evening.
jc1762 (121) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into Sam Adams Perfect pint showing about a finger and half of clean white foam and pours golden clear.
The nose shows clean and fresh tropical and exotic fruits (e.g. pineapple, mango) with hints of cannabis and pine.
The palate is medium bodied and very fruit forward - a lot of fresh tropical fruit flavors. The mids show slight malt sweetiness. Slight bitterness at the end rounds off the pale ale. Great beer to start a session and even better fresh during a warmer season. As a pale ale, this is almost perfect.
mstrcrwly (386) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft poured into a tulip glass..golden/yellow with a fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,pine,florals..taste of citrus fruits,hops,pine with solid malt backbone..dry,crisp finish..easy drinking pale ale.