HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Can. Pours a bright, clear orange with thin white head, lots of rising bubbles. Aroma of pine, citrus, light grapefruit with sugary malts. Some caramel. Flavor of bright citrys hops, very light malt sweetness. Seems very similar to Sierra Nevada Pale. Although, I feel like this has a more significant malt presence and perhaps a slightly more subdued hop presence. Medium bodied. Finishes on a bitter hop note. A fine pale ale, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light bright honey brown sad head produced during pour that disappeared to a bubble ring very quickly. Stinky stinky malt kind of like a Carmel apple left behind your couch for a couple of months……. But not really that bad, and the normal Red Racer tomahawk hops are the most aggressive sent there is as always. Taste is watery and bitter. Has a leathery wood taste in the malts that almost go earthy but not really and of course west coast sweet peachy hops as the most potent flavor. Meh, even though this taste almost exactly like every other brew they make what really annoys me it’s still pretty good, but for some reason my least favorite.
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Mild hop aroma - citrus is present. Gold color, a little cloudy, medium carbonation. Good pale ale bitterness and enough flavor for a pale. Strong finish that lasts. All around solid pale ale.
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can from Julio’s
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with small foamy and creamy white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Grainy with light floral hops. Quite malty. Light honey.
Taste : Malty with light floral hops. A little bit citrusy. Finish is a bit grainy with malt and light floral hops. Light honey in finish.
Overall : I was expecting something a bit more hoppy. I don’t really like the light grainy notes. Taste has nice fruity notes with enjoyable light hops aroma but it’s a bit too weak. Finish is enjoyable. Still I’m a bit disappointed. I expected so much more seeing how awesome is their IPA.
oakbluff (409) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can sample- pours a cloudy pale straw yellow. Frothy head, minor soapy lacing. Nose- grapefruit pith, some malt sweetness. Taste- citrus (candied oranges), grapefruit, marmalade with a bready malt backbone. Crisp carbonation and nice body. Very drinkable
piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are predominantly floral, backed by hoppy elements of mango and orange marmalade. Flavours are a mix of dry biscuity malts, sharp tropical fruits, faint caramel and a herbal/black pepper finish. Light bodied, hoppy, firm bitterness, and quite refreshing. Cleaner than the IPA, which I like.
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent clear dark gold body with a modest pillow of thick head on top. Soft aroma of lemony malts and plenty of hops. Flavour is a bit of bready malt followed by a modestly hoppy finish. Good dry palate. Well done and very drinkable.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy dark golden orange color with golden yellowish banana like hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic rings and spots of soapy lacing left behind.
Toasty malt aroma with hints of caramel and toffee along with a pleasant earthy and sweet citrus hop presence. I’m picking up pine needle as well as some pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel. The hop notes are there but the English barley/malt notes dominate here.
Medium bodied and much more hop forward than the aroma suggest. There is a good amount of bitterness with hints of earthy pine needle but this is balanced by slight sweet citrus and the malt backbone. Dry throughout and only slightly sweet with hints of grapefruit and lemon peel. The malt backbone provides balance but is a tad too strong for my liking. Dry finish. Overall this beer is very well balanced, flavorful and pretty quaffable. One of the better examples of an APA(if you like them hoppy).
JoeZasada (282) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a golden yellow with a thin but lasting white head. Mild grassy aroma. Tastes of light malts and some grassy hops. Slight citrus notes in the bitterness. Finishes grassy. Not really bitter enough to be an APA, more of an English pale ale. Still good though...
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 A - Bready and citrus
A - Light gold with thin white head
A - Sweet citrus with a nice controlled, hoppy, bitter finish
P - A touch watery, with soft carbonation
O - A great offering. A North American pale ale with additude, you got to love it.