Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: This beer poured a real nice looking hazy orange color with an absolute huge white fluffy head. The head was a good four finger size and left a ton and I mean a TON of lacing behind. The head settles down to a light fluff floating on top of my beer. I love the color of this beer. Itís very enticing to say the least.
Smell: Right off the bat orange peel smacks me in the face. Itís like a sweet tangerine mixed with pineapple and grapefruit. This is followed by a piney and floral hop presence but I must mention that the hop nots are light on the nose. Very nice nose
Taste: Wow what a well balanced beer here. There is the slight hop bite mixed with orange and mango fruitiness. There is a breadiness and toasted character found in it also. I am also finding a caramel taste in it that seems to add a background sweetness that is super enjoyable!
Mouthfeel: I find this beer to be super creamy in the mouth. It almost feels as though I squirted whipped cream in my mouth and have that creamy feeling left behind. The carbonation is moderate at best and I believe this adds to the creamy feeling of this beer.
Overall: I true pleasure to drink this one. I mean I could sit back and put away quite a few of these. Not overly hoppy and not overly sweet or fruity either. Just an absolute perfect balance to be able to enjoy any time. I know this one was past itís prime according to the best by date but itís excellent IMO even three months past said date.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SPBeggar (4) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deschutes talk up the fact that this is not ía full on hop assaultí, but for me itís plenty hoppy for a pale ale (but that might say more about the difference between US AND Aussie pales). Iím not getting much of an aroma, but itís a very clean and balanced american pale ale and well worth checking out.
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury. now that is what I call a pale ale. Some malt some hop some valance some drinkability. Itís the kinda beer you could pints of. Or of which you could drink pints. And then argue about which sounds more betterer. Ho and indeed hum. Good beer.
juffage (163) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Out of date bottle from Mother Kellyís, London, where the guy behind the counter told me it was OK to age IPA. No dude, itís not OK. Reddish orange colour. Definitely well-made and well-balanced, but pretty soft and uninspiring, maybe because of itís age. Grassy and almost lagery in carbonation. Decent.
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a bottle,
this beer had a medium red pour with orange at the sides, and gave almost a two finger cover of off-white bubbles, it left nice spots and fingers of lacing,
this drink had aromas of citrus, lemon and floral hops with a good toasted malt, a little bread and caramel, a little malt sweetness,
the flavors were toasted malt, caramel and citrus hops, a little bread and about medium malt sweetness,
the finish had a light to medium hop bitterness and gave a light bite that hung on for a bit, toasted malt and caramel trailed on the taste buds,
it had a light mouth feel, creamy on the lips and had average carbonation,
the hops were more noticeable on the tongue than the nose, it had had a nice toasted malt flavor, a very nice beer.
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beltramoís in Menlo Park, CA. One step below Bellís Two Hearted Ale. You know what Iím saying.
heyden (122) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating this a day later; (posthumously? Lol). Great example of a classic US pale, fruity and well balanced
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brunzies. A little grassy and vegetal with cooked peas. Grain mash and fresh hop aroma. Medium coppery amber clear with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts mild with light caramel and a bit of fresh grassy hop character. Medium bitter notes in the finish with mild after.
StevieT (1168) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Fresh aroma, pours red, thin head, big hop punch, biscuit finish, good stuff.
Garrold (3054) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share round at Richyís. Reddy amber, with a loose, off white head. Lots of grapefruit and orange. Zesty bitter. Oily, zesty palate. Bitter finish. Liked this.