jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Chuck’s poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy orange with 2 fingers of frothy white head. Aroma is heavily citrus hops. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine and citrus with some nice grapefruit. Light bodied with a thin texture. Flat carbonation but a long bitter finish. Overall, very good. Something I would like to drink again.
andyhwcinc (1433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits in Cincinnati, OH; enjoyed during the 2nd week of the NFL season on a rainy Sunday afternoon. This was bottled on Aug ’10 and consumed on Sept ’11, so I hope it’s still ’good’. Appearance a very very cloudy dark gold with a very frothy white head, possibly the most head out of a pale ale I’ve seen yet. Aroma is heavy on the citrus hops, almost a little too citrusy but it’s still nice, a bit sweet as well. Taste also pretty hoppy for a pale ale, dominated by the more citrusy hops. Medium body, above average bitterness for the style, carbonation I’d say is somewhere between average and above average. As it warms there’s a apricot flavor that comes through as well. To be honest I’m pretty happy with this one, good stuff. Above average pale ale.
weihenweizen (1679) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 3rd & Main brewpub. Pours deep golden with small white head. Some lacing, medium carbonation, and sticky texture. Taste is complex hops.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not very much going on in the way of aromas. Pours tea colored with a small head. Flavors of tea and citrus. Overall an average pale.
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts n floral hops. Flavor of caramel malt, bready malt, and floral notes. Tasty and drinkable. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)
LetsGoState (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is a weak floral hop. Taste is earthy hops with a hint of citrus malt and a bitter bite. Overall a decent pale ale.
RobertDale (3396) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy pale copper with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and hops. Taste is malt, citrus and hops. Some bitterness at the finish. Pretty good.
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Rerate - 12oz bottle - caramel and grapefruit. Bitter with a slight burn. Boy I used to hate hoppy beers.
bottle in a pint glass - pours hazy orange/red with lots of white foam. Aroma is chocolate and hops. bitter. lingering bitterness. hoppy beer meets hoppy brewer. why do I keep trying these hoppy grossnesses. 6/3/5/2/6 -2.2.
marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish copper with a massive off-white head and a bready pine aroma. There is a satisfying pale malt flavor with a bitter citrus finish. The malt is tasty but the hopping a a bit harsh.