cobaink2 (177) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The dry hop hits you right at first sip. It’s quite a great achievement to dry hop and make a beer such as this. Not sure if this recipe has changed since the green flash merger but really fantastic pale. It’s really an ipa that is masking itself as a pale ale with lower abv.
Steve_0 (3347) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops and Pie. Pour is clear golden orange with a big white head and sticky lacing. Piney, citrusy, light caramel, grassy, somewhat dank, orange peel, and bread in the aroma. Taste is orange peel, grapefruit, marmalade, weed, and lemongrass with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Solid offering.
wchesser (1476) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper. Grapefruit nose. Bitter grapefruit and pine on lingering finish. Good but not Alpine stellar.
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Toronado Seattle, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Nose is divine, with loads of piney and resinous hops, with some pot-like notes in there as well. Flavour is wonderful, with truckloads of piney and pot-like hops coating the palate. So much depth to this - it’s pushing it to call this a pale ale - definitely an IPA. Phenomenal stuff.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really liked this one. Amazing depth of flavor for the low ABV. And, could easily be the first "hoppy APA" I’ve had that *doesn’t* taste like an IPA (previously, I always thought -- what’s the point?). It’s hard to explain, but there’s hoppiness, but not as much bitterness, and the pine/citrus notes of an IPA are much lessened. Highly recommended.
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick bubbled but thin head. Plenty of blanket lace on the glass. Cloudy dark amber color.
Semi-earthy with floral hop aroma.
Lots of biting pine and nearly astrigently dry malt. High carbonation but low richness. Chewy finish. Long lasting aftertaste of straight up bitterness.
williamstome (1349) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour, medium white head. Aroma is citrus and big hop. Flavor is caramel, citrus, grass, grapefuit, and pine. Great smooth body.
beertholomeus (1187) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden orange with white head. Citrus, floral, hop, pine and malt aroma. Grapefruit, tangerine, hop, floral, pine and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a citrus hop finish.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2/12/15] Draught at The Willows in San Francisco. Hazy golden. Lovely hoppy aroma, “green” with tropical fruits. Hoppy, “green” and fruity flavor, with nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. Very nice.
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap. Pours a golden orange, with a thick slightly yellow head. Aroma is tropical hops. Taste is tropical bitterness, and is exceptionally well balanced.