jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy, burnt orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of crisp citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is medium bitter. Pine and citrus with a good dose of grapefruit. Medium bodied with a somewhat slick texture. Lively carbonation and a very very long finish. Overall, pretty darn good. I’ll be happy to drink this again, but I want to try it a little fresher.
ccex (884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear golden amber color with moderate white head. Aroma has very noticeable citrus and floral hops and some caramel malts. Taste is slightly bitter with a chalky, nutty finish. Body is light to medium without too much carbonation. Easily drinkable and very enjoyable.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy bright orange with a soft creamy foamy white head that fades to a film and subtle lacing. Aroma has sweet herbal/caramel malt and a very subtle lemon citrus hop scent. Taste is bitter hops and bright lemon citrus notes with a nice balance of herbal caramel malt. palate is medium and crisp with a chalky dry finish. Very nice!
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 12 oz bottle purchased as part of a mix a six at the Festival in Onalasaka, Wisconsin. Jul bottled on notched on the label. The pour is a lightly hazed orange golden with a one inch light tan head. The aroma is dank, light orange citrus, floral and general dusty bitterness. The taste is a nice blend of dank floral herbal hops and toasted lightly sweet malt. Crisp clean taste. The palate is light to medium bodied, clean, with a slight mineral dry finish. Dank, bitter earthiness lingers nicely. Tasty one, I enjoyed this.
robloc303 (263) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper color, nose of flowers, citrus, bread, yeast. Real bitter up front, followed by nice bread notes, a bit of sweet honey and oats. Not a big pale fan, but this is very well balanced.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with an off white head. Aroma is malty and pine. Tasty is malt with a dry aftertaste.
johnbuck100 (223) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at bottle shop in Philly. Just now noticed that is was bottled in Nov of 2011, so 10 months old (bummer). However, this pale ale still has a nice dry crisp hoppy character with a unique spiciness that I found appealing. I would like to taste a freshly bottled brew of this. This would be a nice session beer.
stuckinprague (43) - - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malt with a hint of citrus hops. Taste is smooth and orange citrus with a bitter finish. Palate is a touch oily meaty (just a touch, it is only a pale ale). Overall very impressed with this full flavoured APA. Cheers. One of my favourite styles.
Frank (2300) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent pale ale but with a somewhat soapy bitterness in the finish. Pretty though with a long lasting head.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average andd a decent amount of lacing is left.
3.0 S: Grainy and lightly bready malts. Some toastiness and light neutral malt sweetness. Barely perceptible earthy hoppiness.
3.0 T: Tastes like the nose. Mainly grainy with some breadiness. Toasty with a moderate sweetness and light earthy hops.
3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Perhaps a touch too much carbonation. Neither very creamy nor crisp.
3.0 D: Not bad, but screams average throughout.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-10-2012 02:06:58