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!
polarisbeerguy (19) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good session style pale ale clean aroma medium appearance tastes less hoppy then I prefer but refreshing overall a good economical tasty beer
illiniphil (133) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lager Glass-Pours an orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops, orange, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more hops, sweetness fills the mouth with citrus on the back end. This medium bodied brew is very enjoyable
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow-orange body with a pint-sized, white head. Near nil lacing.
Smell: Malty notes of biscuit and toffee co-mingling with hoppy hints of lemon, orange and spice.
Taste: Biscuity malt, a hint of toasted grain and a reasonably light sweetness. Spicy, citrusy hops with a light (but ample) bitterness and a thin measure of grassiness. Crisp, clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Runs light and crisp. This one’s leaning towards simple refreshment as opposed to a pale ale bursting with flavor and complexities, so many heading to this Chi-Town will end at the last stop in Snoozeville.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is malty, little spice. Taste was a nice malt bacbone. Just had an ok flavor.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Yellow Color Huge Foamy Head That Last and Leaves Lots Of Lacing. Faint Pine Hop Aroma. Lightly Buttery, Malt, Light Citrus and Light Hop Finish. Could be bolder but then again it is pale ale, so what did you expect. No matter what hardcore beer aficionados say, this one is miles away from macros, especially, knowing that it came from Stevens Point WI. Overall quite decent, refreshing and drinkable. Worth at least a try to see it for yourself. OK..
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Light amber bre with white head. Aroma of moderate malts and light hops. Taste is light sweet malts with a dry finish. Hops are very restrained. Weak. WHile I like lagers, the lagerishness of this one diminishes it. Yeah.
italarican (1484) - 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.
bkurtz (866) - PERU - OCT 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, pale yellow with a small, quickly dissipating head. Aromas of lemon and bread. Taste is mainly malts with a slight bitterness and a good finish. Not a typical APA, but a decent summer beer.