Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A rough dusty pale ale. Not fun.
How: Can 12oz. Consumed very fresh a few days after receiving it as a bonus from presario. Thanks Trevor
The look: Clear golden body topped by a short-lived off-white head
In long: Nose is tangy and grassy. Carbonation is way too active, this has the mouthfeel of a soda-pop. Dry pine tree bark, some oranges, dusty yeast, dirty forest floor, dirty leafy hops, dry grass, mineral water, crisp discreet (too discreet) pale malts that keep a low profile. I like dry/dusty beer but this is dry/dusty done the wrong way. The beer looks like a clean crisp pale ale with its clear golden body but it feels very dusty and rough. As far as Pale Ale goes this one is far behind, this red racer is not a ferrari, either that or it had an awful pit-stop strategy.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a golden body with a white head. Very hoppy for a pale ale. Nice grass and herbal tones, a strong pine presence that dominated most of the hop character of this beer. Simple light with a potent pine and hop resinous finish. A nice hoppy pale ale.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light malty aroma. Pours clear golden, thick white head. Refreshing, not too hoppy though. so so...
mabel (6539) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 [2723-20100123] 355mL can. Light twiggy hops aroma with mildly musty grains. Clear, medium orange body with a big creamy off-white head. Light bitter hops flavour has a long-lasting bitter citrus peel aftertaste. Medium body. Nice drinkable, hoppy and good. (6/4/7/3/13) 3.3
(From Volo; Toronto, ON)
[5482B-20130609] Can. Orange hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter pine hops flavour has a nice grainy base. Medium body. Very tasty, lovely on the balcony. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark amber. Nice head and lacing. Quiet scent. Rich body. Woody taste with nice hops and a hint of soapiness. More Brittish perhaps than American. A nice drinker waiting for Spring on the deck.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is hoppy, with some good malt, auburn, small off-white head. Taste is light orange, decent malt following up. Light bodied, quite well balanced, great mouthfeelReally nice. Thank You RadekKliber.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 2013-06-09. Crisp orange body large fluffy white head and lace. 3++
Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, modest citrus, light leafy notes. Flavour is pleasant hoppy, muddled citrus, orange peel touches. Average bodied palate, pleasant carbonation. Very enjoyable, pleasantly hoppy pale ale. 7/4/7/3/15-16 - 3.6 Can from LCBO.
2010-01-23. Crisp orange amber body with a modest white head. 3+ Pleasant bitterness throughout, modest hops and resin are pleasant but less assertive than my preference. 6+ Mild aroma, light hops with mild resin and muted citrus. Average palate is on the light side. Okay, but too mild for my tastes but pleasant. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 Can at Volo, Toronto
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light lime. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some bread/caramel, light lime. Light-medium body. Perfectly decent APA, in a generic sort of way.
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Volo, fresh batch. Lightcolour with some white head. Carbonation is right there.Very drinkable, an understated but enjoyable bitterness. Drying. Some citrus. Hits the style, but is not up to the best American pales.Neutal aroma.
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale gold into a shaker. Fizzy white head recedes to nothing. Sweet cookie and caramel. Bread upfront turning to a bitter hop finish.