vikingguy (761) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Pours a hazy golden-orange color with medium foamy white head. Strong earthy, piney hops aroma. Hops definitely dominate the flavor but it‚Äôs balanced nicely with some sweet and citrusy maltiness. Notes of orange, grapefruit, piney cascade hops, grassy floral hops, and some sweet cereal malts. Long hoppy finish. This is better than expected; much more complex and a fuller mouthfeel. Very good ale from Brau Bros.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Deep maroon in color with a small white head. Huge caramel malt aroma profile. Iím not able to get any real hop presence which is disappointing. Taste is large amounts of malt with flavors of caramel, sugary chocolate cereal, and a small bitter finish. It isnít that bad, actually. This is definitely a malt forward pale, but it is pretty good. Maybe a little lighter body with some hint of a hop presence and this would be better.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Pours an orange amber with a very large head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma of citrus and pine hops with some dry malt.
Begins with a very nice balance of strong citrus/pine hop taste (but not too much bitterness) and semi-sweet toasted malts, then suddenly turns very dry and bitter towards the finish.
Very smooth and dry. Medium body and carbonation.
Exceedingly drinkable due to the smooth body and great balance.
Getbetter (722) - Cucamonga, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a 12oz bottle,shared by CapnCali,strong smell and taste of Carmel,light brown color,lightly bitter.
WisconsinBeer (700) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Winterfest 2009 St. Paul MN. Pours a hazy orange color with a minimal head. Mild malts, strong bittering and dry hop notes. Hops are fresh and citric. Dry finish, medium bodied. Wasnít expecting much from this beer but was pleasantly surprised.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light to no head. No lacing. Hoppy and bitter but somewhat balanced. Like this brewery but this is not one of their best
freeofthoughts (633) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear golden copper with of white head. The aroma is earthy citrus hops and toasted grains. The flavor is somewhat muted toasted grain with a rich very dry earthy pine floral hop thing that is peculiar. Decent brew but not quite all there.
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Beer Dabbler event in St. Paul. I would have liked to taste something really special for 300th beer. But the closest I could come is something close to where I used to live in Redwood Falls, MN. This beer was surprisingly complex with a very nice combination of hops enhancing a lot of nice malt and carmel. Actually a lot more flavor than often appears in a pale ale.
wmubronco1992 (589) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber. Small white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with some spice and then a bit of bitterness. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter. Even though this beer isnít heavy it is full bodied. Tons of flavor. Not as hoppy as the description states, but it suprisingly good even though Iím not a huge APA fan. Picked it up as a single at my local liquor store. Very Very nice, will look forward to having again.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber with medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma strong of floral and citrus hops, nice sweet malt, and a bit of caramel and vanilla. Flavor matches well with a deep bitterness that is quite nice on the palate. Solid beer.