FestDecBeet (386) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: pours a dark Amber. Clear with a white head.
Smell: tropical fruit flavor. Juicy fruit gum. Tangerines. Sweet malt.
Taste: bitter up front. Tangerines. Passion fruit.
Feel: dry on the palate. Medium carbonation. Gets more dry as it warms up.
Overall: good beer. Love the aroma. Flavor is similar to the aroma just not as strong.
First Drank: home 11/7/14
uhclem (383) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy honey color with a substantial head. Lacing is pedestrian. This is a tricky ale to rate - the hops are subdued but blend very nicely with the malt. The low alcohol content also serves to keep this in balance. Silky mouthfeel. Aftertaste is dusty - but in a good way.
Thechasm442 (381) - 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. Itís also slightly musty near the end. First sip is very juicy with the same citrus/tropical theme and a lot do pine. Itís a little bready but kind of like stale hard bread. Mouthfeel is quenching and refreshing. Overall a good fresh hop beer.
EyeAmBaldman (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is slightly metallic with hints of malt and bitter hops. Leaves good lacing in the glass. Medium carbonation in the mouth with notes of malt, caramel and earthiness. Has a fair amount of hoppy bitterness on the back end. This is a pretty good APA.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice pale ale. Very nicely balanced with hops and malts. Clean, crisp and very refreshing.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber poured into a laser etched Sam Adamís glass.
Appearance: Such a perfect juxtaposition between orange and brown. It really makes you think of the fall harvest season just looking at the body. Nice 2 finger off white foam head that has average retention and pretty lacing.
Smell: Wow the fresh hops are really prevalent in the nose. Some softened spruce, tea, and softened citrus notes come through.
Taste: Wonderful fresh hop flavor, practically the best fresh hop flavor Iíve tasted to date. Its backed by a tea and grass flavor.
Mouthfeel: Super creamy due to the perfect amount of carbonation and medium thin body.
Drinkability: I could drink this fresh hop ale all day!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-28-2008
Maltser85 (333) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice copper color with an off white two finger head. The aroma started off very citrusy. Big orange and some nice grapefruit that rolls into more grapefruit and soft lemon with mild pine and some nice malty sweetness. A bit of dankness to this one. Mild carbonation that opens up with a bit more pine and some soft grapefruit. Rolls nicely into some caramel sweetness with some herbal notes and then back to a nice mild pine citrus finish. A delectable pale ale.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice full body for this kind of beer. makes you think itís got a lot more alcohol than it really does. very balanced, maybe more on the sweeter side. hops are there but not overdone. finish is a little short. grassy. my bottle says best by jan 10, so maybe i didnt get the freshest bottle. itís a little bit on the tame side, iíd like to see them try to do something exciting with it, but for the time being itís a really nice APA
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. A disappointment from Deschutes. Pale gold body, thin head. Bland body with not much happening. faint malt aroma. Not too bad,but not good either.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with light fluffy off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops. Flavor is malty up front and hoppy in the finish. Pretty light and refreshing. Good, but not super complex.