wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a 16oz can at the Saturday night post-grand-tasting-tasting at RBWG Asheville, big thanks to MaxxDaddy. Pours bright pale yellow with an average white head that slowly recedes to an average collar of lace. The nose is bright citrus hops with a hint of resin and some light bread malt. The flavor is the same, with some added herbal grass, very nicely balanced. The body is light with fizzy, average carbonation, and a long resin and citrus hops finish.
fsbw21086 (426) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome session! Looks like lemonade. Graphefruit, dandalion, pine, citrus, bread, fresh herbs with a hoppy floral burst near the end. Super drinkable and super enjoyable. Top tier!
nathan30533 (943) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a unique brew and amazing. The smell is that of piney hops and the taste is crisp, hoppy, refreshing. Enjoy this beer anytime of day as its a simple 4.2%!
BeerdedDave (1071) - - JAN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at Yardhouse in Palisades Center in Nyack, NY; gold color; nice grapefruity, citrus hop aroma; great, smooth, citrus hop flavor with grapefruit notes on a very light malt base
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very hazy and bright golden banana yellow color with a half finger white head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Looks more like a Berliner than a pale ale and the lack of retention/lacing hurts the appearance.
Subtle floral hop aroma with faint zesty spice and a pale malt backbone. A touch or citrus along with grass and pine needle followed by biscuit, bread and some light fruit.
Medium body wih tight carbonation and a crisp, spicy hop bite that lingers over the pale malts into a dry finish. Bitter and spicy with grassy hops and pine needle along with pepper and corianders. This is countered by a pale malt backbone with hints of bread yeast, biscuit and light fruit. Kind of tame and flavors seem a bit off to me. Feels more like a Belgian golden/pale ale with zesty spice and bland hop character. A lot of people who’s palates I trust really like this beer so I’d like to give it another try at some point but my first impression isn’t a very good one.
andrewje41 (2038) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can poured, shard by Maxxdaddy. Huge thanks for helping my state tick quest with this one. Rating from notes. Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a thin sandy head. Hop forward, citrus grapefruit aroma. Cool flavor, with soft straw, lemon peel bitter, and a light mint finish. Nice hop profile throughout. Solid session. Shame I don’t have more.
tcon25 (376) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can pour at tasting, thank you. Huge grapefruit aroma, small hop finish little bite glad to try this one.
raymow (1224) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Roger Wilco in Pennsauken NJ - nice dark amber color. Aroma and flavor very hoppy. Surprisingly low alcohol for the flavor/style.
Dacrza (737) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the Draught House with Matt and Jer celebrating my 39tb birthday...Appearance: slightly hazy, orange brown amber body that shows little effervescence...head is an off-white halo, mostly due to its draft status...Aroma: sharp, noticeable hops are balanced by doughy malts; light to little fruitiness; even less pinecone or resin--just a straightforward pale ale in its scent... Palate: thin, malt-forward mouthfeel; the buzz created by hops is short... medium-bodied overall... achieves the sessionable status... Taste: a prodigious experience, with the balanced hops offer citrus--grapefruit, lemon, some bitter elements--along with enough malt to keep the beer enjoyable... Overall: a solid accompanyment to chipotle BBQ wings, old bay seasoned fries and nachos... another strong Carton offering...
Sammy (10326) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy grapefruit and large head. Great aroma with grapefruit and citra. Thanks for hooking me up, John.VG drinkability although some wateriness,
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint sized can. Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Piney, floral and fruity. Very tasty and nice bitter finish.