Bronzan (128) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit nutty with strong hop flavor. This would be a really good session beer, being 5.0 abv.
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vandc01 (122) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle with a enjoy by date of 2/19/2015 (about a month to go)
Aroma - not a huge amount of aroma, but it is an APA, not an IPA
Appearance - Hazy reddish/orangish color. Not a lot of head
Taste - crisp, plenty of carbonation - enjoyable.
Palate - not a lot of lingering body feel, however the abv is less than 5%, so my expectations might have been too high originally
Overall - Not too bad...it shouldn’t be taken after consuming a very hoppy beer - it could ruin this beer.
FestDecBeet (289) - - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours a dark orange. Very clear. White pillowy head.
Smell: very dank. Grassy. Sweet caramel malts.
Taste: dank. Sweet caramel malts.
Feel: slight dryness. Medium carbonation.
Overall: ok beer. Love the aroma but the taste lacks the same gusto.
First drank: home 1/4/14
Vintage: best by Mar 19, 2015
rjmc64 (24) - Deer Park, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from the bottle. Golden color with creamy, thick head. Hazy as advertised. Nose faded quickly but had citrus and pine notes. High carbonation level pushes light floral and citrus flavors. Little to no bitterness.
commonmac (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Yard House in Mpls. Pale golden color with a steady, pleasing to the eye froth to it. Aroma has plenty of citrus and hop resin. Taste is heavy on the pine and resin as well. Aftertaste sticks around coating the mouth for a little longer than desired. A good, strong bite on this one. Grassy notes too. Not my favorite but I would order again.
dhunter151 (587) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Denver Airport. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, caramel, grass. Not bad but a little too sweet for my liking.
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Christpuncher (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice well balanced ale. slightly hoppy and malty but not overpowering. has a nice piney smell and semi sweet finish. pours copper in color with a tan head. had a bottle pour at home. bought this one up in wisconsin dells.
Zymurgeist2 (1135) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive citrus aroma jumps out of the bottle upon releasing the cap. Overt aromas of pine and resin. Moderate amounts of citrus and stone ground cracker malts. Mostly clear copper with a full off-white head. Bottom of the bottle has a fair amount of trub to muddle the clarity. Flavor leans toward caramel malts. Slight cardboard. On the back of the palate, there is moderate low citrus.
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours clear amber-gold with a foamy white head. Fairly OK amber pale ale with mildly astringent herbs, orange peel, pine. Medium sweetness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes sweet with lightly toasted pale malts. So so.
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
the dry hopping is almost cheating, as this brew is way more flavorful and hoppy than your average pale ale. good, worth searching out.