JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can picked up from Brewforia Meridian for $2.... Poured into my tall goblet and it produces 1" of white foam that produces decent white lacing.. the brew is fairly clear golden.
Good citrus hops with some background tropical fruity notes... lite pale maltiness that helps bloom the hops.
Flavor mirrors the nose... but seems weak on the palate overall... A light body makes for a IMO a bit of a watery profile... Still very drinkable... sessionable even.
My big bitch would be this seems like an old can.... I picked it up off of a shelf that was obviously room temperature... just seems a bit stale/old.
I bet this would be great very fresh... and it is something that many breweries don’t do... Low ABV/sessionable pale ales are great... this one just didn’t seem "fresh".
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of Prufrockstar, thanks! Hazy golden color, fluffy white head, delicate lacing. Wow, aroma is like a fresh meadow breeze, flowers, haystacks. Taste has earthy lemon, light scallions, freshly cut hay. Delicious.
jbruner (3204) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can in trade with Mr 5000, thanks Andre! Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with fluffy white head that lasts and leaves good lace. Aroma of big resinous new world type hops, tropical fruits, stone fruit, and berry notes. Taste is less hoppy, but still huge. Mild bitterness, soft carbonation, clean and easy, very nice.
rouhlas (1768) - GREECE - OCT 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml can at home, from trade with bytemesis. Almost clear golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy and light malty, pine, grassy, nice dusty grassy weedy notes, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, orange, light caramel. Light sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronzed body with just a touch of haze and a decent head. For a 4.5% ABV brew, this one has a surprisingly vivacious floral hop character with splendid doses of pine and perhaps just a an earthy touch and some grass. Delightfully quaffable body. Medium to light bodied mouthfeel with a splendid waterfall of floral hopping. Deliciously clean pinyness. Exceptional balance and unsurpassed freshness. I had this one on tap, but just grabbed some cans so will have to see if the canned version holds up. In the running for the most sessionable APA on the market.
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can poured into keg shaped glass. Slightly hazy dark golden color, light honey color. Dated August 12 and consumed August 29, pretty damn fresh. Big head fades into surface covering lacing and lots of soapy bubbles on the side of the glass. Aroma has moderate hop bitterness and hoppy herbal, cedar, and light lemon with some fresh peeled grapefruit skin. A very nice hoppy aroma but the beer really shines in the flavor. Despite bitter smell the flavor is remarkably smooth and low on bitterness. The hops turn into hop juice with a light grapefruit and light malt biscuit. The hops are very lean with light bitterness at the end of the aftertaste. I have had this before and it’s super enjoyable every time, the best hop centric beer in Washington. At the abv it’s amazing in so many ways.
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Seattle Tap Room. Hazed orange colored beer with white foam. Pretty nice combination of bready malts and some orange rind. Big time citrus sweetness to this one. There’s a lot of grassy hop character, too, particularly to the flavor. Slight lemon tang and a fairly strong bitterness. Nice bready malt flavor and sweetness though. Kind of a more old school pale ale, but not caramel water so it works just fine for me.
drpimento (2638) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
To me except for the strength it’s more of an IPA a pale ale. Appearance is great with a soft velvety off-white thick tight white head and lots of lace. Quite drinkable .
SlovakSniper (4147) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une robe dorée et une tête blanche un peu sale qui laisse des traces derrière son passage. Au nez, je note des malts doux à travers une représentation houblonnée qui va des fruits au chanvre (herbes) en passant par les conifères. Au goût, les houblons sont en réelle force. Sur mes papilles s’étalent des aiguilles de pin, des houblons en herbes et, dans une moindre mesure, des agrumes ou des fruits du même acabit. Une petite montée mielleuse des céréales est ressentie. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement modéré et d’une texture qui procure un effet crémeux. La finale est longue sur une amertume très bien acceptée par mes papilles. Très facile à boire. Très bien exécutée.
Capa (2426) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A medium haze on this bright copper ale. It has a white foamy head. Aroma is citrus and a bit of a malt profile. Flavor is mostly citrus but balanced out with a fair bit of biscuit malt. A bit thin in profile. Honestly not a whole bunch of flavor going on here. It’s a decent beer but nothing special.
TheEpeeist (3608) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Clear orange with a bumpy white head. Nose is mango, dough, toffee and grass. Medium light with soft carb. Taste is citrus peel, honeydew and grass with mild bitterness. An easy-going hop fix.