S_Side_Smitty (507) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber in color with a thin head. Aroma is a nice blend of pine & malts - maybe a little yeast too. Taste is a combination of citrus-like hops and a strong roasted malt flavor. I know I’m being vague, but it’s hard to pinpoint exact flavors. Up front, you’re hit with the hops and that super rich "maltiness". The light bitterness slides in at the finish - it’s almost sneaky. Not bad, but a little monotone for me.
monkeychugg55 (919) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber with a small head. Sweet grains and floral hops is the aroma. The flavor is similar, with a lingering English hop flavor like that of a London Pride. Light body, soft carbonation, wet finish. Nice flavor and easy to drink.
jmohno (1148) - Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy ring of foam,no head.Medium gold.More of a floral hop aroma than spice ,fruit but fairly mild,then a mineral aroma with sweet grain(belgian malt?) and soft bread,mildly english.
Good immediate short lived creamy/ body,soft taste with good hop flavor then an sharp/tart citrusy spice light herbal bittering. Even a bit of pepperyness overall.Very dry light finish,making this very sessionable.Pretty nice overall taste of hops. Good residual bittering with light sweet carmel malt. I wouldnt ever pass up a few pints of this,probably wouldnt get sick of a six pack of this either.
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear gold with sparse fine white bubbles. Nose of orange, cream, and herbal. Taste is oddly a bit tart, cracker, earth, rye and a bit of orange with a dry finish.
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Funkybrewster. Not in great shape here. Pours a darker clear orange with a small frothy head. Soft piney and resiny caramel aroma. Flavor of some faded centennial hops, balanced caramel, doesn’t seem to be at its peak here.
BobbySolo (27) - - OCT 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light golden with a small white head. Aroma is sort of boring sweet caramel, biscuit and light piney hops. Flavor the same, lots of caramel, piney lightly bitter finish, bland, and generic pale ale. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Meh
wlajwl (4126) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus and a hint of tea in the aroma. The flavor is mildly hoppy with the malts, possibly caramel, almost tipping the flavor towards more malty than hoppy. Not really as hoppy as most APAs are but a decent session ale and not too far from the standard of the style.
bu11zeye (11975) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, grass, florals, and herbs. Flavor of citrus, grain, light pine, and caramel with somewhat dry finish.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
pkbites (696) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This site is so guilty of lacking a "value" rating that someone needs to be painfully punished. Strong hop & barley nose. The head leaves a nice lacing but otherwise dies quickly. Hearty bitterness on the palate. Surprisingly light mouth feel. Floral aftertaste bitter but very watery finish!!! No maltyness what-so-ever!!!!! This is good, but not worth the price they want for it. Not at all.