slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Caramel and pine nose with spice and citrus notes. Clear dark amber with a thin white head. Exceptionally balanced malt and hop character. Very low bitterness with caramel and toasted biscuit malt notes against a slightly resinous piney hop flavor. Dry and spicy on the palate. Utterly drinkable.
ilovedarkbeer (2363) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Abilene. Really? Pours a deep red color with a large foamy off white head. Dry and resiny with lots of citrus hop flavor, caramel, and biscuits. Pretty solid but somewhat astringent.
HaydukeMT (5) - Montana, USA - JAN 28, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
resin, alcohol, citrus, orange, minimal head, very bitter, medium body, bitter,
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper color, decent head and lacing. Piney, resinous hop aroma. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice malt backbone - good citrus hop flavor without very much bitterness. I quite enjoyed this american pale ale.
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 canít 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 donít 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 (446) - 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 (241) - 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 (878) - 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.