Christpuncher (1241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent pale ale. Has a distinct taste of orange and a nice amount of hops. Would get again
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jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of citrus and some caramel. Taste is light bitter. Orange citrus and some caramel. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation but not much of a finish. Overall, not bad. I would drink it again, but not seek it out.
cbfobes (2304) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle, is a clear bright pale gold color with a very thin white bubbly head, aroma is of older hops with a little bit of grain, the flavor is really bland and nothing stands out, no real hop presence, pretty much tastes like a higher level bud light, swing and a miss again in this mix pack I picked up.
Tmoney99 (10795) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Poured a clear pale color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate citrus hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind as a local bar session beer.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear golden yellow with white head. Aromas of pale malts and light citrus. Flavors of pale malts with light hop and citrus note. Easy drinker. Actually better than I thought it was going to be.
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste is sweet with a tiny bit of hops.
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although not typical of APA's (which have gone over the edge in hoppiness), I liked it. Pours a golden straw with a one finger head that dissipated quickly. Medium carbonation and very subtle citrus notes. In the end, closer to a lager but yet refreshing.
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Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle - darker yellow in color. Not much in the way of aroma. I didn’t care much for the flavor. Tastes a bit moldy.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with my father-in-law (thanks JoePeesie!). Pours a pale canary yellow with minimal white head. Aroma is mild of burnt caramel with a touch of pine. Better balance in the flavor with more hops presence. Slight cooked vegetable presence in the finish. Soft carbonation. Light overall and not bad.
beer1960 (1) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yes, it’s underhopped - being a ’pale ale’, that’s the point, and why I’m rating it very highly. ’Hoppy’ flavor is a by-product of American craft brews, which I find distasteful, & tiring - literally. Great floral flavors pervade this brew. It also has a light citrus flavor (not overpowering Belgian style), & the color is lovely. I was not expecting much more than Chicago Goose Island, but was so pleasantly surprised. Hats off from a very critical beer connoisseur!