Edward104 (30) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: thick, rich white, pillowy head. Body is straw colored with an orangish hue.
Nose: lots of hops, wax; earthy grass notes,
Mouthfeel: very carbonated.
Taste: bitter upfront, nice citric balance to the hops. Notes of waxy earth, grass, almost like green onions. The citrus is that of orange pith.
Overall: Well balanced and enjoyable. Not the hop slam I was expecting. Would drink again when in the mood for a beer similar to a British ESB or British Pale Ale. More complex than a British ESB or Pale Ale because of the grassy/green onions notes. I like it.
Grzesiek79 (2348) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DObre wytrawno-gozkie z wyraznym i pikantnym aromatem chmielu amerykanskiego. Troche osadu, fajna srednia ale trwala piana i ta gorycz troche pikantne piwo to bylo moze zastosowano jakies przyprawy? Bylem mile zaskoczony.
Emeister84 (430) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel and floral hops. Appearance: Clear honey, white head. Taste: Proprietary yeast flavor, sweet, honeyed, caramelized with a clean bitter finish. Palate: Clean, smooth, and well-balanced.
erickok (2280) - Tours, FRANCE - JUL 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange coloured, frothy white head. Pine tree, clementine, nice hop base. Good bitterness, dry middle and some ending complexity. Medium, refreshing carbonation. Very nice bitter beer for drinking outside. Yum.
beerfest5 (831) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perhaps the best version of an american pale ale ive ever had, perfect use of the hops to create a rich flavor that isnt overwhelming. this is my ultimate session beer, completely enjoyable and never gets to the point of being a chore to finish. hoppy aroma and a subtle floral and grapefruit flavor, this is anchor reaching past its liberty ale and creating a new and better beer.
bcjamin (1) - - JAN 1, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a nice golden color, white head. Aroma is of citrus and the taste comes off as grapefruit.
b000111 (10) - - JAN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Citrus hops, very light malt. Little hints of white wine from the nelson sauvin hops. Appearance: Very light colored ale, almost golden with a hint of orange. Rocky white head. Taste: Hop flavors dominate this, citrus, orange, and gooseberry. Light malt backbone, but taste is much more on the hops. Palate: Clean and sharp bitterness, lingering hop flavor. Overall: Great beer which is not overly complicated by too many ingredients. This beeer really showcases the nelson sauvin hops and allows you to really understand what the flavors are from that hop. A great tasting seasonal beer.
Russo (1244) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy light golden with a fluffy white head that keeps a lacing until the end. Very floral hops aroma, hints of fruit. Flavor is crisp, hints of pear and apple with a sweet finish. Low carbonation and a long and awesome mouthfeel. Thanks God to find this beer here at Netherlands!!! :D
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.
Appearance: Light golden blonde with a very slight haze. Very foamy head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit and spicy floral hops. Very fresh smelling combo of American and English hops.
Taste: Strong grapefruit, citrus and spicy notes. Malts are light and minimal, ending quite bitter.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, light body that is crisp and creamy, very dry finish.
Overall: Crisp, refreshing and very fresh ale that is light but hoppy. Different take on an APA and quite delicious.
RichardW (1154) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, Rehills, Ncl. Fine zesty aroma, with plenty of lemon and biscuit flavours. Lovely pale coppery-gold appearance, some orange notes come in later on, plenty of zing on the tongue, dryness towards the end and a lovely mouthfeel and finish. At 5.9% it drinks easily and steadily, with alcohol only hinted at. Rounded and very pleasant.