Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very hard to rate this brew.. If it is a blond ale then it failed. If it is extra pale ale then it was rather nice.
Pours a Sunset orange with fizzy white head that goes away quick. Smells of some pine and light sugar notes. Light to medium body with ok carbonation and a crisp finish that is smooth. Flavor is hoppy but balanced. some citrus fruit orange and lemon and some light sugar notes. It is a nice summer brew...
This is one beer I prefer to drink From the bottle. It seems to get lost in a glass and is not very good from the bottle.
fezzy (91) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow-gold, average head. Smells more piney than it tastes. Citric hops are present, pretty mellow (which I noticed when comparing with alternating sips of a pale), but balanced with sweet malts that don’t cling with plenty of carbonation for a nice summer beer. Nothing special, but an easy summer drinker.
Vir4030 (550) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden pour with thinnish head. Slightly sweet aroma. Decent flavor bit of summer.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
Brandon1989 (390) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a medium white head that left some lacing around the glass. The aroma is bready, earthy, floral hops, and some pine. The taste is similar, it is sweet but there is some hop bitterness to round it out.
rumproasts (3500) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Medium body with caramel and earthy hops. Dry finish. Fairly unique for a pale ale, but not my thing.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops: Northern Brewer, Amarillo, Cascade, Tettnang.
Malt: NW Pale, Carastan, Carapils.
Best by date of 07.25.14.
Poured into a tumbler on 05.15.14.
A: Somewhat cloudy amber. 3 finger head. Nice lacing.
S: Spices. Very malty and sweet.
T: Spices, caramel dominate.
M: Creamy. Good carbonation.
O: The hops weren’t detectable in this one. It tasted more like an amber.
devman171 (1122) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pours a hazy yellow and orange. Aroma is light bread, and yeast, with mild pine. Taste is similar, light bitterness and medium yeast flavors
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Darkened gold color with a fuzzy white head.
N: Grapefruit, pine, earth, biscuit, some toast, a hint of pineapple. Peppercorn.
T: Decently bitter, a bit spicy, a touch sweet.
M: Medium body, creamy full carbonation, alcohol is hidden.
O: Certainly not a summer session ale, and for that, I am appreciative. i really like this one fresh hopped or on cask at the Portland brewpub, but I’m not reviewing those versions. Get em if you can, enjoy this one in the summer, too.
YigSvartka (145) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent golden orange haze. Relatively tedious orange, citrus, grass, hop aroma. Much more impressed with the taste. Creamy and medium bodied. An initially grassy and hoppy flavour immediately evolves into a refreshing combination of orange cream, citrus, and malt, which then finishes again with a wee bit of hop. Flavourful and refreshing, yet simultaneously somewhat complex.
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"not really a blonde, but not really a pale ale.. way too hoppy to be classified as such, even though it’s still a pretty mellow ale. Clean, quite smooth, nothing spectacular."