FullObs (134) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to my pal Vince. Dry, crisp, and chuggable. A hint of citrus followed by a torrent of hoppy, grassy, bitterness. Excellent beer.
TimE (4074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick white head. Light Amber color. Dry fragerent nose with lots of pine and citrus notes. Super well balanced, super dry, super hoppy, super Uber good. Hugely quaffable. Everything I want from a California pale ale.
kevinator (1335) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great citrus and pine hop aroma. Flavors were bold with a nice bitterness that was balanced by a nice caramel malt background. Medium palate.
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (guest) at Fathead’s in Portland, RBSG. Orange-tinted gold. Hay, green grass, a bit of resin, bready malts, moderate bitterness. Densely hoppy, nice.
Itzjerm (1650) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice pale ale. Nice bittering hops. Not malty. Nice aroma. Enjoyable. A bit thin.
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JStax (3678) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. The beer is a clear copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma has juicy citrus and a bit of pine resin. Big juicy citrus in the taste, mild bitterness. Crisp and refreshing. Medium carbonation. Very nice beer.
Ferris (7579) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Sweet citrus and grapefruit hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet grapefruit, nice bitterness and a mellow finish. Solid.
rumproasts (4014) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler pour from horrocks. Golden with one finger head. Fairly light body with all the hops you’d expect. Citrus and light pine. Quite nice.
agl108 (904) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Mad Mex South Hills. Poured cloudy orange with scattered splotches of white lace. Orange, tangerine, pine. Bitter finish that softened half way through. Great APA.
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor are pushing IPA status with the hop character; grapefruit, citrus, herbal, mild resin and earthy with a pale toasted malt base, moderate bitterness though strong for an APA, solid drinker, I hope we get this stuff fresh now that it is in the area.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Chewy cereals and their caramelized accents welcome coniferous hops and their bitterness in this personable pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the hazy amber.
-Resinous bitterness balances out the finish.
-This one wasn’t as crisp as the usual Alpine hoppy brews, to me.
-Hops also contribute citrusy fruitiness, unsurprisingly.
On tap at the brewery taproom.