NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Mildly cloudy, yellow orange appearance with a white head. Mild earthy, grapefruit hoppy, orange citrusy, a touch tangy aroma. Grapefruit hoppy, sweet creamy pale malty flavor. Refreshing, citrusy ale. Probably would be a great session beer- glad I tried this again after a couple years of missing it.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was pleasantly surprised to see this one stacked up in a private Vancouver store, but didn’t want to waste my budget on another blond. Then even more pleasantly surprised to find this on tap at St. Augustine’s. It was plasantly surprisingly hoppy, this is a pale ale, with orange citus taste. Faint hops. Nicely drinkable.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (apparently very fresh). Pours with a smallish white head over a clear golden body. Aroma is malty and bready (reminds me of walking into Stone’s brewery), with a decently nice hop presence in the back ground with mainly grass and mango aromas. Honey and biscuit as well. Taste is mango, herbal and grassy hops up front, followed by honey biscuit and bready aftertaste with notes of straw. Exceptionally nice hop profile and presence for a bitter. Solid sweetness as well. Light bubbles, dry. Excellent summer beer. Very good, fresh sample, I like it!
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extra light yellow appearance. Starchy pears with some ultra sweet fruit and grain. A little fizzy, watery, not getting anywhere with this one... any hops being used?
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, GBBF 09. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are light toffee and caramel malts with lemon and grapefruit. Flavours are sweet toffee with ripe pear and light citrus. Fairly decent.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours clear gold with 2-finger uniform white head. Nose is heavy resiny hops, citrus, black peppery spice. Tastes hoppy, piney, with tangerine and peppery mid-palate notes, and a crisp, hoppy finish with a good balance as well. This one is stellar.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Clear yellow color, white head. Sweet, malty scent. Herbal, malty, butter taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high herbal bitterness.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-06-27. Crisp dark yellow body with a modest bitterness, odd flowery character to the hops. 6+ Aroma is similarly floral, muted citrus? 6+ Average to light bodied palate suits it. Okay I guess, but pretty mildly flavoured. On tap at Deschutes, Portland
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One-third pint, gravicask from the USA bar at GBBF 09. Missing head, clear amber body. Inviting smell of apricote. Malt-fruity taste with underlying dry yeast and smooth bitterness to the ending. Easy to drink, refreshing and moreish (London, 05.08.2009).
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. This beer is a lightly clouded yellow-gold color with a medium thin and bubbly white head that dissipates steadily. Top ring of lacing with rings underneath. The aroma is hoppy with notes of caramel and citrus. Medium, clean body with flavors of caramel malt, peach and light hops. The finish is lightly hoppy with a touch of lemon zing in the aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.