GJF (1258) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has tropical fruit and peach in it. Flavor is sweet malty, a good dose of hop flavor up front, then pine and fruitiness on the end--mango and peach as well as some pine. But not too sweet--lots of fruit flavor but nicely balanced with bitterness. Good beer.
Ed5388 (2148) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (best by 12/24/13) courtesy of peterhazelton. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops, grapefruit skins, celery, and caramel malt. Taste is yeasty, with notes of rotted citrus, caramel, grapefruit, and pine. Might have been better a little fresher.
sov (15) - Bonny Doon, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber fresh for Thanksgiving pine hop smooth snd bell balanced for a 5.4 abv with appetizers...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A reddish hue is apparent from the get go as this one seems nearly copper colored. There is a thin light khaki head. A nice sweet orange rind nose on top with notes of toasted almonds. There is also caramel sweetness. This is relatively sweet with some nice tangerine citrus. The finish has peanuts and a little caramel. Nicely balanced and smooth.
Dr_MedievAle (186) - Alabama, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: grassy hops, tropical fruit, yeasty pizza crust. Appearance: reddish gold body with a very foamy white head. Two fingers of head on this one. Decent carbo bubble action. Taste: Spicy/earthy and bitter flavors battle it out. Little sweetness there somewhere. Finishes hard and bitter. Palate: dry and crisp. Oily mouth feel. Good shit, for the most part. Flavors aren’t too pronounced or associable with any particular foodstuffs, but still a delicious IPA.
Ontape (318) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty amber with a sticky beige head. Aroma gives you malt sweetness plus a nice blast of the piney citrus you want from a fresh hop. Taste is a bit on the sweet side but showcases the hops quite well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a long finish. Very good for a 5.4% shelfie, at $10 a sixer I am quite pleased with this.
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Town Hall Lanes fresh hop event. I started to get muddled and redundant with the fresh hops around this beer. I think I prefer dry hops most of the time?
PhilJackson80 (325) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a light amber color with a small white head. The aroma has a slight floral, citrus & some caramel scents to it. The taste has a nice bitter upfront taste with a medium bitter finish. A nice clean taste to it. Overall a very good Pale Ale.
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine malt and hay aroma. Light amber in color with a pillowy off white tan head. Pine and light mint start with a mellow cream finish. Very tasty.
italianjohn (2350) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with a nice half inch head with decent sticky lacing .... aroma of fresh floral and piney hops with minimal citrusy hops and light caramel malts .... taste of fresh floral and piney hops with a citrusy oily hop flavor and a bitter hop bite with some caramel malt on the backbone .... finish is dry, bitter and floral with the bitterness lingering for a bit ... nice and crisp stuff