cheap (4118) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wew, big fat pilsner or ipa floral aroma. Hazy pale ale color with a big rocky head. First taste has quite a personality; its niftily bitter like an IPA but it also reminds me alot of the bitterness you find in high hopped lagers, weird. Citrusey rude at times. Like chewing on green citrus rinds. A little strong in the taste department for this lager lover. Gets a little more nasty as the session continues. Yep, strong for a pale ale but I guess thats how the ales are progressing now days; each style is getting more and more of the hoppy bite and still remains in style when perhaps it should be in the next hoppier style. Yea, almost like a milder IPA I’d say on the finish too, medium long hop bitter finish. However, it does not coat the mouth with that IPA oily residue.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden body with a thin, lasting white head. Pretty nice - grapefruit and grass are the major flavors. Easy to drink.
Beaver (1311) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is grainy malts and earthy perfumey vegetal hops.
The flavor is a little sweet grainy biscuity malt followed by a decent sized earthy floral bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and is slightly watery.
Overall, I wasn’t too keen on this. It has decent bitterness, but I guess I just don’t care for the hops used. It is pretty unique though.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at fountainhead. Pour is a hazy golden witha frothy whit head. A grassy citric hop aroma. A nice crisp citric hop taste with a nice mild spiciness.. Not bad seasonal.
Leafs93 (1697) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold. Aroma is grapefruit, grapes and grass. Taste is sweet and bitter on the finish. Very easy to drink, airy on the palate.
flatmatt (1130) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Heavily floral hop aroma with pine resin tones and a sharp touch of spice. Flavor is very resinous and spicy with grape notes, biscuit, floral hops, and hints of citrus. Green grape comes through stronger toward the end of the glass. Quite a tasty pale ale.
jazz88 (2558) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A golden color with a white head. A nice floral hop aroma with pine and grapes. A nice crisp flavor that finishes with a malty floral finish.
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20101012 12 oz bottle from State Line. I’m glad to see the Nelson hops used in a more basic beer where the citrus and bitterness can really be explored. I guess this would normally be the part where I discussed that exploration, but that’s just not happening today. Nice and tidy without the typical Anchor yeast profile. The body is lighter and carbonation is ample and aggressive, and I was actually to see that it was nearly six percent. Tangerine fruitiness lingers. Nice beer.
wyzzywyz22 (1973) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Poured a darkish gold colour with a medium sized, lingering white head. Nose was pleasantly hoppy with some nice pineapple notes. Very tidy balance to the flavour which had further citrus notes and mingled an unobtrusive level of resinous herby hop bitterness with some solid sweet malts. Crisp and clean with a gently lingering bitter finish. Really drinkable stuff.
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear golden pour with frothy, white head. It has a sweet, hoppy citrus aroma with touches of bready malt. The medium body is bittersweet up front with a somewhat creamy texture. The finish slowly rises to a highly bitter level, more like an IPA.