WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz. Pours orangey copper with a tan head. Nose is all resin. Taste is sweet, with resin and overly bitter without much of a clear taste. blech.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Bboyshatter for sending this one along in the under 100 BIF
Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a finger worth of white hear that settled to a thick lace. The body of the brew was a clear copper in color.
The aroma coming from this is quite hoppy for a pale. I really like it in all its piney, citric goodness. The flavor is the same as the nose hop forward grassy and bitter. It had a light feel in my mouth and crisp on my tongue.
Truly an easy drinking APA sessionable and refreshing I would drink it again
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange with a creamy off white head and lace. A light bready aroma with very light hops and medium malt. Medium malt followed by a light medium bitter. A medium bodied beer that is not bad at all.
SpringsLicker (3220) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to decaturstevo for this one.white head.
Pours a clear dark orange with a
Fruity malt almost a bubblegum aroma.
Dry bitterness in the flavor with a touch of malt at the back.
O.K. ,nothing special.
BeerBaby (81) - , Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big pale ale person, but trying to expand my horizons here. This was out of a bottle courtesy of some friends. Light, fizzy body, amber color. I felt it had a bit of an earthy aroma. Hoppy, with a more astringent finish. Seems typical to me of a pale ale variety of beer. Not bad.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Light bodied but packs a hell of a hop punch on the finish for what it is. On the nose you get some hops, but they really come through as the beer leaves your mouth. Get this one highly recommended. They say pale ale but it is classed as an IPA on ratebeer and I can see that to be honest.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at brewery 4-19-09. Aroma was very faint with a hint of citrus. Flavor was hops and malt with a bitter finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Immy - thanks, Tim! Hazy straw gold pour with a lively head, which carries over into an active mouthfeel. Nose is more modest than is desirable, with faint floral hops and more malts. Flavor is initially quite malty, but is redeemed by an extremely dry and bitter finish, which I found quite nice and refreshing.
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Green Leafe Newtown. Pours cloudy dark straw with nose of hopcitrus, caramel malt. Tastes hoppy, spicy, caramel malty, with finishing pepper and yesty notes. I love seeing unfiltered IPAs, and this one was complex and truly enjoyable from beginning to end, enough so that it made it through my sampling round to get its own pint. Well done.
hokieipa (13) - Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delicious pale ale. Brewed just a few miles away meant that I had to try it. Amber in color, full of fresh citrus aroma and hoppy after taste. A nice beer to enjoy on a Spring evening.