BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally rated on 12/8/14. A beefy pale ale for sure, aroma of pine and citrus hopps, very fresh and grassy hops as well, the malts do come through. Pours a deep yellow body with a thick foamy head that leaves decent lace. Flavor is nicely balanced between the citrus hops and sweet biscut malts, however i didnt really get any oatmeal out of this.. Anyway its a very respectable pale ale that i would try again.
reebtogi (4885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled during VCBW 2015 on the PNE grounds pours a clear golden color with a small white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is grass with some cereal grains. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a light malty sweetness and grainy mouth feel. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A typical pale ale with nothing special going on.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Pours a golden yellow with one finger of white head. Aroma is citrus and slight pine, but hoppiness is subdued. Oats not noticeable. But a good, drinkable beer.
travita (4430) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somehow have not rated this even though i think I have bought at least a couple six packs. Sort of typical pale ale. Its pale, decently smooth, hops, decent enough. Drinkable and worthy to be in the fridge though nothing special.
degbert (1399) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a dark, deep amber, with a high, fine-grained lacy head. Nose is pine, spruce, rosemary, sage, orange, and lavender. Nice sweetness up front, with orange and honey notes, then the hops kick in; the hops are pronounced but balanced, with more spruce and floral notes. The malt and hops stay bright and pronounced. Finish is somewhat short and terse. Good entry level pale ale.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Mom’s Liquor Cabinet. Light orange pour with a white head. Aroma is hoppy pine, citrus, and almost dirty. Taste is grainy, a little orange and grapefruit, and bitter.
kidmartinek (3832) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy copper with a 1 inch foamy head. Looks just right. Aroma is citrusy malt. Full flavor and body. Flavor has more grapfruit, orange, and lemon taste and the malt is flavorful without being too sweet. Now all they have to do is put this in a can.
airrick2003 (698) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: pours with a very large light tan head, the beer is a hazy orange to amber color, I think I see particles floating in it
Aroma: grass, pine, citrus, some spice, hints of malt
Taste: bitter, coffee, citrus,
Palate: heavier mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, soft carbonation,
Overall: this thing tastes like a big beer, lots of malt and bitterness, pretty good but I wouldn’t drink it for a session beer
Aholmb1 (134) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: partly brownish orange color, tannish white foam head, dissolves slowly
Aroma: citrus, earthy, hoppy
Taste: citrusy, earthy, oaty
Palette: slightly bitter at end, light body
Overall: this is a really good beer with lots of flavor
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jgb9348 (5115) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber coloured body with a copper glow and a ridiculously large, five centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of soap, oats, malt, alcohol, earthy hops, cereal, bread, dough and way more soap. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive oat and soap flavours at first with some unfinished hop pellets in the mix and a hint of a grassiness that lingers. Aftertaste is at least a bit more defined with some pungent malt and toffee flavours coupled with pear, apple and some hay notes in the finish. Overall, a decent representation of the style (APA) with a twist of the oats in the mix - which makes for some good complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whip-In in Austin, Texas on 05-May-2014 for US$1.79 sampled at home in Washington on 22-July-2014.