maltman53 (280) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This hop story is a bit hopped up. Not much on the nose, pours out true-to-style PA color, palate is smooth, malty, refreshing finish, but not for hop heads to push each out of the way to drink.
pdx76 (606) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at deschutes bend - pours clear copper with small white head. Nose of hop, malt, and grass. Taste is grassy, sweet malt, and hop finish. Nog as hoppy as I expected.
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brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle in an ipa glass. Fresh and juicy mango hop aroma with a touch of pine. Appearance is a medium dark amber with lots of bubble action, big lacing, and doughy foam on top. Flavor on my palate is about 2 thirds hoppy and 1 third malty. The hop end hits first and is mouth coating: ripe tropical fruits, mangos, blood oranges, and pine and bubblegum flavors in the background. The malts play second fiddle but help balance it out and contribute toward a true APA character. Palate is medium bodied, not too fizzy. Overall, I liked the big, right-off-the-vine flavors and itís a great value as a 12 ounce bottle in a mix six.
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Deschutes in Bend. Pours a clear amber, orange. Huge, sheety lacing. Nose is fresh melon, juicy melon, buttery biscuit. Taste is chemical biting, sugar, sticky. Palate is thicker for style, heavy biscuit, sugar.
AdamJackson (2390) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clarity amber nose is great. Like tangerines and banana bread. Very sweet, tangy and mineral like throughout. Finish really is incredible. Fresh hops rock
ryecatcher (744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber-ish color with a thin white head. Nose is primarily resinous piney hops, with some orange zest and malt riding shotgun. Mouth is medium bodied, relatively dry, hops up front, with some orange, malt and caramel giving way to some peachy notes and a breadiness fades out with a subtle bitterness. Decent.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish-orange pour with a white head. Aroma is pine hops. Taste is sweet tasty beer with fruity hops forward and pine in the finish. So fresh, so good. So-so lacing. Nice hoppy aftertaste. A beer that is hard to drink just one. (had to have a second)
kaser (2545) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has this on draft at sheffields. Orange pour but dark and clear. Not much aroma. Good IPA floral and hoppy taste but had a cereal and bread taste to it. I like
edwardbass (489) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís balanced with neither the malt or the hops overtaking the taste. Itís got a unique taste that I canít place. It doesnít have the "fresh brightness" that other fresh hop beers seem to have. Maybe itís those dry-kilned hops they add? Itís pretty good, and relatively unique.
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, amberish orange color with a finger of an off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Nice carbonation. Smells of resinous, dank, and grassy fresh hops. Get some herbal characteristics, along with pine, sugary grapefruit, tiny bit of tangerine, and plenty of floral. A very nice, clean carmel malt is detected as well. Taste immediately starts with a resinous, grassy hop flavor, but is quickly balanced out by a sugary grapefruit flavor. The middle continues the sweetness, this time bringing a carmel sweetness. This is balanced with more resinous, herbal hop qualities, along with some grapefruit and tangerine. The finish is really good and makes this beer. Get more resinous qualities, but are more of the bitter variety. This bitterness is tame, however, and is accompanied with more intense notes of grapefruit, grass, and tropical fruits. It seems to start off with more fresh hop qualities and finishes with more juicy, fruity hop qualities. All the while balanced with a sweet, clean, and bready malt backbone. Very clean, crisp, and surprisingly full mouthfeel for a pale ale. Although it has a fuller body, it still drinks likes a session ale and leaves you wanting more. A very well-crafted fresh hop pale ale. I wish the hop harvest was year round because this is awesome.