wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 4/15/13 from a 12oz twist-cap bottle purchased at Grand Cru. Pours hazy orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is a nice blend of caramelized orange peel, honey, a touch of caramel, citrus, and resin hops. The flavor is the same, with the caramelized orange peel the main focus and all of the bitter hops notes balancing the sweet notes. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long resin hops and caramelized orange peel finish. This is a solid pale ale.
nimbleprop (4847) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose has plenty of Belgian character, some tropical fruit, candy sugar, flavored rum, papaya. Flavor is sweet, candy, orange peel, tropical fruit, papaya, mango, a little danish. Medium bodied, sweet finish.
constablerc (4) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grapefruit!!!! Very good flavor. Seems more like an IPA. ................xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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GTAEgeek (1206) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale, hazy wheat color, with a big, fluffy, white head. Thick, clumpy lacing all over the glass. The aroma is biscuit dough, pine, hard cheese, and dirt. Very bitter flavor, with a little bit of malt sweetness. Medium body, sticky, slightly rocky and a little carbonation, Overall, this is a good, hop-forward pale ale.
Cybercat (3282) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robust aroma is quite hoppy with a citrus undertone that is equal parts grapefruit and Mandarin orange. Pours a nice clear golden with a fairly thick and rather persistent ivory head that "pillows" just a bit. Hoppy flavor has a malty and slightly sweet undertone, plus more than a hint of citrus. Is this a "regular" pale ale or an IPA? Smooth, firm texture has quite a bit of fizz and sass, leaving a hoppy and fruity finish. I look forward to trying more brews from Petes/Krebs. Viva Oklahoma!
Stevesie (317) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid beer--lots of carbonation; nice kick. Easy to drink despite the elevated ABV. Not as good as the Spring IPA, but at least Choc finally has a year-round beer for us hop heads.
csaso (1352) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - fair size foamy head, hazy dark straw/orange color, nice grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone - pretty good overall
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AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice floral, spicy, pungent hop aromas. medium body, soft carbonation. Floral, spicy hop bitter flavors with lightly sweet pale malts to balance--solid Pale Ale
Jabic (421) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ar: Candied orange and lime, some light caramel.
Ap: Murky orange, small off white head with good retention and a thin cap of lacing.
T: Bright orange and lemon with a high and rough bitterness - sweet toasted malt and light caramel - some acidic sourness lurking in the background - harsh, pretty dirty finish, quite metallic.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - medium-dry finish.
O: This beer seems like it could be quite good, but the bitterness is just unpleasant, with some very rough edges and a metallic finish, and it seems like an infection is creeping up.
kevinator (892) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly not bad. Nice hoppy aroma. A darker golden amber color than expected with average head. Nice balanced taste with some malt sweetness followed by a hops bitterness. This thing actually had some character. Very easy to drink with food.