kemoarps (23) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stereotypical amber/the colour of good apple juice. Satin white head pours about a finger. Good retention and lacing.
Aroma starts its campaigning as soon as the can is popped. Wonderful spicey hops, tropical fruit notes, sweet citrus... man oh man this smells really damn good.
Taste is good, but fails to follow through on all the promise of the nose. Flavour is less the bright, juicy, citrus/tropical present in the aroma (which happen to be the parts that excited me the most, sadly), and is much more blunted. Piney/aspirin bitter and the grainy malts come through a little better. Dull bitter as opposed to the juicy hops of the nose, basically.
Finish remains bitter without delving so far into pithy bitterness or fading into malty oblivion. Smoothe and drinkable.
All in all this is a very good APA. It could vie for my affections at the top of my Pale pyramid (pretty much Red Chair or St. Lupulin or 8-bit at this point...). Wish it were a little easier to get a hold of in my market, though with a move hopefully upcoming that obstacle could disappear!
bytemesis (3311) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can - thanks to Chris for the extra! Pours cloudy orange, small off-white head that eventually dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is really really nice - citrus and tropical, dank and sweaty. Flavor almost cannot live up to that, but it is pretty damn good, light sweet, drying out in the main body, fruity, juicy, tropical goodness. Body is a bit light, which should not surprise, but this is an awesome session IPA. Kind of like a lower ABV Pseudo Sue, and that is saying something. Yum.
Getbetter (874) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a can into a glass.the pour is a clear pale yellow with a frothy head.Theres a hay, grass, slight hop notes. Light body and very sessionable.
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dry and grassy. Herbal, hop forward pale ale. Light malt. One of the better pale ales I have had in a long time.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from DeLaurenti, Seattle
Hazy golden color. It has a lean and nice malt profile, with a toffee accent; the hopping is pleasant and moderately citrusy. Dry.
Good example of the style, highly drinkable.
Jerre (2702) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thx tot Joris (from de Plukker), taste yesterday 09/09/í14 from can cl. @ Williamís Place.
Clear golden (almost darkgolden)color, with a white head.
Aroma: peache, sweet, fruits,hops. Medium body.
Taste: nice fruits, hops, some soft sweetness, good bitterness.
For us a very good beer for such a low alcohol.
The best op this 3 americans today.
sherm1016 (1158) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can, received as an extra in trade, thanks Ben. Pours a clear, light amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, orange, grapefruit, some pine. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, cereal, pine hops, some grapefruit, with a crisp, bitter finish. Very nice.
KlickitatJim (7) - Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: grapefruit citrus and piney resinous hop up front with faint fruity ale esters in the background.
Appearance: slightly hazy light gold with lots of pinpoint bubbles rising to a creamy white head that disipates slowly to a thin layer and lacing
Flavor: very much like the aroma, no surprises. Starts with a grapefruit zest and pith hop bite that is well supported by a rich unkilned maltiness. Some sweetness perceived but its quickly wiped away by carbonation and firm hop bitterness. Aftertaste is quite pleasant and similar to the first tast.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and silky like it might have some oats in it. Carbonation is toward the high end but its not gassy or acidic. Finishes crisp and clean without any slickness or stickiness.
Overall: a very drinkable old school PNW APA. No fancy tricks like "new improved tropical hops". Just a very well made standard old fashioned good pale.
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by Chris - thanks! Light orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is dank and light citrus. Clean taste, soft carbonation. Not bad.
Ttopper (4) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tastes like big time IPA full if alcohol but isnít very tasty and drinkable !!