JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle - Pours an ever so slightly hazy light amber color with tiny off white head. Aroma is really interesting, and somewhat unusual. Aroma has a sweet, perfumy, very floral hops. There are notes of honey, lavender, and wildflowers, with a touch of grapefruit, lemon zest, and grains of paradise. Flavor is malty, with rustic grain notes, light caramel, hint of vanilla. Finish is mildly sweet. This is an interesting beer. The aroma is unusual, but I can’t quite place my finger on it. It seems that they are using some hops that I am not familiar with. I like this, but I don’t know if it is something that I would seek out often.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich red-amber with a thin white head. Nose is notable mostly for a bitter, resiny hop. Nice medium feel starting with a sweet almond malt moving into a somewhat harsh bitter hop. A nice blend and a possible session contender.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/copper in color with a medium white head. Great aroma of centennial and cascade hops. Deep fruit flavors. Long bitter finish.
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly floral hops with some sweet caramel malt in the background. Flavor has initial hop bite but is otherwise fairly well balanced. For a pale ale I think this has good hop flavor as opposed to just the hop bitterness. Good brew.
johnbuck100 (236) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Deschutes Brewery, Portland. Wow, a delicious hoppy, yet mellow red pale ale. Very nice malty sweetness to balance the hops. Highly recommended.
Nikiel (875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep gold with minimal lingering foam. Smells floral and hoppy. Tastes florally sweet from hops but still pretty bitter. Hints of pine needles.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured into a Dogfish head tulip glass a copper color with a fluffy slightly off white head that slowly recedes. The aroma is fairly pungent with notes of citrus, apricot, mixed with a fairly rich malt backbone. Nice lace left from me swirling this around. Medium/light mouthfeel. Hmm, the taste is really not as good as the nose with a hoppy citrus start that then transitions to a a slightly soapy taste and then a burnt toast type flavor. The beginning I like but it then falls apart a little for me.
mcberko (6000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours hazy golden amber. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malts, nicely balanced, but the hops come out on top. Flavour matches this very well, with the floral notes providing the depth of the body. Quite decent.
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle. Colour is clear amber, slightly red. Head is thin white, and fades about 3/4 of the way through. Aroma is weak, but mildly hoppy. Flavour is hoppy, but mind and smooth, sort of malty and sweet. Finished with a caebonated and dry feel. overall not a bad beer, and my light beer friend likes it too.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a great looking clear, deep amber with beige head. Aroma of clean, sharp pine, some citrus, earthy, ripe grapefruit. Flavor is malty and very much the same as aroma, seems a bit dry with a dirty bitter finish. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Not bad!