hopdog (7650) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Floral, citrus, and some toastiness.
woodychevy (96) - - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Smoky Oak Taproom on James Island. Pours lighter than I would have expected for a pale- sort of a cloudy gold colour. Made me wonder if it is unfiltered? Big head that stuck around for the party.Decent nose - pineapple, fruits, malty and that resinous hoppiness that can be great or really, really offputting. Initial taste is the sweet and then finishes with a decent hoppiness. A sort of piney dryness. Balance is a bit drier than I would have liked/expected and colour is a bit pale- but a solid pale ale; almost like a light IPA. Solid and refreshing- perfect after the driving range.
BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
64oz growler from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pour dull golden color that’s a bit hazy. Aroma of clean hops with tropical fruit. Tastes of citrus pine. Dry short finish. This is nothing to write home about but decent.
Jamesthebrit (46) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: Pretty good here. Citrus comes through well. A subtle hoppiness.
A: I mean... what am I looking for here. It’s light... Explosive head is a unacceptable for a pale ale where the carbonation should be more in check.
T: A great citrus note but otherwise weak. Light, yeasty, malty drinks way too much like an american lager.
P: Despite the high carbonation it sits decently well. Nice flavor development of the citrus note.
O: I was really disappointed in this beer. After a couple great showings from coast this was pretty much a fail. The citrus note is great but the base of the beer is weak being overly yeasty and malty. Rather out of balance. And the over carbonation on a pale ale is really off putting.... I would understand a bit more if it was something a little more complex where bottle refermentation would bring out some flavors but with this is doesn’t make sense.
jaymobrown (1508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked up a bottle from a great little store in Charleston. It was decent, light straw color, minimal head, some citrus, hop notes. A short finish, decently bitter and crisp.
swoopjones (4192) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light straw colored pour, almost wit like. Citrus heavy aroma and flavor. Grapefruit, pineapple heavy. Pithy, nice flavor. Citrus forward heavy pale, don’t judge a book by the cover. Enjoyable
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: September 07, 2012
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: hazy pale gold, fine off white head
Aroma: dry floral aroma, dry pale malt, floral hops, hint of citrus, light fruityness
Flavor: dry pale malt flavor, hint of crystal sweetness, floral hops, light bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Garbageman (352) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 22oz bottle: Golden yellow with a haze. Tropical fruit followed by an earthy note. Taste was similar with a little light malt. Crisp finish.
burg326 (2325) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle poured a clear light golden yellow, areomas of pineapple, grapefruit, more tropical fruit, and some malt. Flavors are all tropical fruits, light bitterness in the aftertaste that made me want more. A nice surprise, enjoyed this beer a lot.
jtclockwork (4998) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy gold with bone white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, tropical fruits, earth, herbal hops and malt. Medium body. Finishes dry and slight pine.