kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours a bright, clear, apricot-golden color; thin off-white head with light retention and patchy lacing. Light, slightly hoppy aroma showing citrus and mineral bitterness, lemony with a touch of honey; quiet, crisp nose. Medium mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation, good levels of acidity on the edges; lively, citrus and mineral hop character at the forefront, showing some juiciness and solid bitterness; not bad, and reasonably drinkable, but just not enough clarity in the hop presence and a touch too light. Lasting bitterness: minerals and lightly toasted malts.
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from I remember not where. Pours amber/gold with a slight white head. Very light aroma of pale malt. A little floral hop. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavor is light caramel and something floral. Tasty little thing.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. pours a clear straw yellow with little head. has a sugary, almost flower like aroma. very crisp and smooth. no real flavor sticks out but is very refreshing with little aftertaste.
BigBeer45 (1395) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2010 Bottle from Champanes, has a clear bright, medium gold pour with some effervescence, produced a white one to two finger head that dissipated to a ring, aromas of bread, faint floral and citrus hops, light pear fragrance, hints of toasted malt, little sweetness on the nose, flavors of toasted malt with some bread, grain and light fruit, has a crisp finish with some hop bitterness, mouth feel is a little less than medium with some hop bitterness, an ok Pale Ale, pretty easy to drink, and I think this would taste good with Pizza.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty pale yellow, small layer of white bubbles. Rustic dried grapefruit aroma, pleasant woody nose like Pride of Ringwood. Very clean lemony malt, melon and pollen hops, brisk and nicely balanced.
omhper (22763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Clear deep golden, rich firm head. Peachy hoppy nose. Sweet with some butter, plenty of paper, mango and peach. Very fruity with sweet crystallic malt an marked late bitterness. Too sweet, fruity and clean to be great.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle . A clear pale golden color pour with a small white head that quickly fades, medium carbonation . Aroma is light floral hops and a hint of citrus . Flavor is much the same as the aroma , a little malt up front with a citrusy hop profile, lightly yeasty , well balanced for a APA but lite on the bittreness . Light body with a clean , but slightly oily mouthfeel . A slightly hoppy peppery finish . Quite sessionable and a pretty good try .
arkurzynski (2148) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nice golden/bronze. Aroma not overly hoppy, but above average. For my taste, not as bitter as I like in an APA, but again, decent. Like previous rater noted, background hint of toasted malt.
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Golden orange color, minimal head. Earthy, soapy hop aroma. Mild soapy bitterness with a smooth malt backbone. Fresh and enjoyable. Medium bodied. Light fruitiness and toasty malt nuances. Pretty good, but hardly world class stuff.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear medium gold with a thin head.
Aroma is sweet maltiness and fruity hop.
Fruity flavour, light biscuity malt undertones. Clean finish.