trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a copper color with a thick white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine,and citrus. Tastes are the same but wow I am amazed by how well the flavor shines through. Mouthfeel is nice for a pale ale. Iíd have to say that this is the best pale ale Iíve tried to date it has such a great balance between hops and malts. The flavors are amazing. Iím going to have to buy some more soon.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from Tournament. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma is slightly fruity but mainly VERY perfumy and almost a candy like quality. Flavor is slightly bitter, more of the candy notes and although I donít know what perfume actually tastes like, this is what Iíd imagine it to be like and that flavor lasts into the finish. Itís not in a *bad* way, but Iím not crazy about it.
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. The aroma is hoppy and very fresh... Obviously. Almost kind of soapy? The appearance is a clear copper with a lasting white head. The taste is hoppy almost to a skunk. Some malt backbone, but really just hoppy. The palate is really nice for such a highly hopped beer. No bad aftertaste. Overall, a good beer that is a nice change from old, bottles ipas.
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TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice balanced hop aroma profile, malt and hops are in great harmony which you donít expect with a hop based beer. Very nice, and Iím a hophead. Great head on pour, good lacing with bubbles just forming below the surface. Very nice hop flavour but also a good malt flavour in the end palate once the hops die off. quite thin of palate, but this does allow the flavours to come through very nicely. Still though, thin. This is quite a nice hopped pale ale. I usually like the thicker stuff but if this were actually available here I would probably get it regularly.
jsnicholas (486) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz $2): Dark reddish golden. White head. Light aroma. Very malty with a sticky mouth feel. Finishes sweet with light bitterness.
Doofgoblin (475) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really like this pale. Itís easy to drink and the hop character for both the aroma and taste are nice. The aroma is a little subtle but you can tell there is a nice combination of hops and malt. Taste is great with plenty of sweet faintly caramel malts that is accented by a citrusy--but balanced hop note.
Finish is nice and refreshing. I like a little more aroma in my beers but this is really good all around.
Ontape (469) - 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.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - 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.
deusax (459) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Copper color, with white head. Malt and fresh hops on the nose. Taste caramel malt and fresh grassy hops. Well balanced, and classic.
maltman53 (458) - 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.