pintbypint (2646) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz brown bottle. Copper coloured, clear. Long lasting fat white cap on top. Ok lacing. Nose has caramel, citrus, light fruity notes. Taste has light fruity start, bready malts, caramel, nice toasty grain. Finish is a bit floral, mild grapefruit and other citrus notes. Decent length in the aftertaste, modest bitterness, dryish. Medium body, tight carbonation bubbles. Nice crispness, super drinkable.
loubar (2) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The key descriptive word here is balance. The taste is grapefruit like, hoppy and light. What makes it really enjoyable and refreshing is that the bitterness is moderated so the flavor comes through. Someone there is paying attention!
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: very light flowers, intense grain and cereal malts. Appearance: hazy amber, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some floral hops, grass, sweet grain malts coming up, remains bitter throughout, some dryness in the finish. Overall: nice APA, yet struggles to stand out. Pint at Pizza Port, Carlsbad.
berlinmany (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There’s a nice appealing fresh fruitiness to the nose, a floral hoppiness, and a nice mellow maltiness that hints towards caramel. This is pretty light on the palate for an ale, with a slight spritzy carbonation that combine to make this fairly easy drinking and refreshing. The hop takes charge of the flavor, offering a soft melon and lemon citrus freshness throughout. There’s some pale maltiness supporting the lighter hop, although not as distinct as I would have guessed from the aroma, offering very light suggestions towards caramel as well as some smooth mellow comfort in the middle.
Sublirony (18) - SINGAPORE - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a nice full head that very quickly recedes. Colour is clear orange: fine. On the nose not very much at all: caramel and malt. The taste is clean and pleasant, not very distinctive but enjoyable enough. In the mouth it’s full but with a rather weird caramel finish. Overall: pleasant, not sorry I am trying it, but probably a once-only beer.
EyeAmBaldman (269) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours Amber with a nice foamy off white head that leaves nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is malt but there’s not much aroma at all. Mild carbonation in the mouth with a taste of malt, barley and a bit of hops. There’s not a lot to this beer. Seems substandard as a pale ale but still a good effort.
milewide (1535) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear Amber with no yeast at bottom as label suggests. Run-of-mill Pale Ale surpassed my many MI brews.
brocariums (4) - - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased this beer from my local super market; this is one of my "go tos". An excellent summer-time, or anytime session beer.
ShaneJ (540) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (March 2014). Cloudy orange/amber, tight white head, citrus/grapefruit, rich caramel malt, piney bitterness, medium body, slick texture, smooth, sweet finish. Nice.
markducommun (224) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into tulip, probably a bit older than it ought to be. Cloudy dark, golden brown. Minimal white head. Grapefruit, some floral notes, slightly resinous. Some honey. Lightly bitter, some sweetness in the depth. Longish finish, slightly chewy, quite a bit of acidity. Good.
Onslow (1184) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Coppery a,ber brew with one finger of dense head, great head retention. Aroma of citrus, a little pine, nuts. Taste is mild malts, hop forward with a reasonably complex profile of citrus and floral hops. A thoroughly enjoyable APA.