TylerGreenDC (523) - - NOV 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 On draft. One of the best pale ales I’ve had. Strikingly complex for a 5.5% ABV pale ale. Aroma of flowers and pine resin. Flavors of lots and lots of floral hops, faint grass, chewy dark chocolate, caramel and spice. Creamy mouth-feel. Could drink this for days.
tmongoose (1590) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12iz bottle shared. Poured a medium orange with an off white head. Aroma is medium malt base with lots of hops. Fresh orange/ citrus with a little pine on the end. The flavor is rich and creamy, very smooth and unexpectantly light on the bitterness. A very tasty pale ale. Do get a little orange on the back end of this. Overall very tasty.
Arayaga2 (1875) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange-ish with a dense cm of white head. Aroma is orangey hops, and taste is the same, with mild crackery malt. $12oz/$2
tmoreau (2819) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brixie’s Beer Bar in Brookfield, IL., dispensed to a shaker showing a clear, amber color, with a healthy layer of light tan head froth that persisted, but turned cakey, and lots of curtainy/doily-like lacing coating the glass. The nose was light at first, maybe a bit too cold, but soon expressed some smooth, subtle toastiness to the malt, pine, with a bit of dankness & cattiness, ripe fruit as pit variety, lesser citrus, and some greenery/grassiness. Medium+ bodied, with suitable carbonation for the occasion, the taste offered a pronounced, lingering, earthy, and resinous hop bitterness, and decent malt content to smooth the edges. A nicely constructed Pale.
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly clear dark copper to amber pour with a 1 finger, creamy off white head that has great retention. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, a little pine sweet caramel and tart fruitiness. Flavor is caramel, light nutty notes, biscuit, a little dry leafiness, some bread, pine, light cardboard oxidization. Light to medium body, light, blanketing and sharp carbonation, creamy to syrupy entry, thin, but a bit syrupy and oily finish. Good stuff overall, not as grassy as some fresh hop beers.
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and slight citrusy. Peachy, light soapy to perfumed. Bitter and citrusy, peachy. Floral. Bitter and lingering floral hoppy finish.
Thechasm442 (390) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle poured into a pub glass. The beer is a mostly clear burnt orange amber with a fingers worth of white head that shrinks down and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is candied tropical fruits. Lots of tropical and citrus fruit but there is also a sweet, sugar like smell. It reminds me of pixie sticks. It’s also slightly musty near the end. First sip is very juicy with the same citrus/tropical theme and a lot do pine. It’s a little bready but kind of like stale hard bread. Mouthfeel is quenching and refreshing. Overall a good fresh hop beer.
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with a small white head. The aroma is huge on crystal hops, nice and floral with some spice. Flavor is nice and clean, with strong hops, touch of caramel, and crisp finish. Very nicely done.
rproff78 (152) - - OCT 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like bad body Oder, but has a good hoppy flavor that anyone can appreciate!
umich03jm (2548) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper-orange pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Leaves great lacing. Aroma is very floral with some herbs, citrus juice, and sugary malt. Tastes pretty sugary too. Floral hops are nice here but there’s nothing exciting. Dry, herbal finish. Not my kinda APA.