KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium golden orange with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that lasted throughout, reducing finally to a large cap which produced some rally good streaks of lacing.
The aroma was mild of a bread malt, spruce and citrus hops and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was light and satisfyingly bitter with a malty caramel sweetness early on and then gradually became a tad hoppier with a good bitter citrus finish. The flavor hung on for a good long while after the swallow with a pronounced bitter citrusy taste and a hint of spice left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body with a nice creamy dry texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall a fantastic brew with superb balance of flavor, giving this beer an awesome drinkability...
J_man (760) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky orange/yellow with a white head. Nothing really distinguishing in the aroma or taste other than a yeastiness and some mild earthy bitterness. Some sweet honey maltiness, but thatís about it. Okay, Iíve had this bottle for awhile so it might be past itís prime. Iíll have to give it another go if I can find it again.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2677) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the World Craft Tasting 2013. A cloudy orange-gold color with a fairly average fruity aroma but a touch too grainy. A nice full body with a fruity & somewhat grainy flavor. An average beer.
swoopjones (6571) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. orange pour with a large fluffy white head. orange citrus notes, caramel maltiness. good bitterness, nice APA
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. amber with big head. soapy hops and funky spice. slighly fruity, but a mess. not much to like here.
argo0 (11868) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Large off-white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, light grapefruit, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some straw, light bread. Light-medium body, light acidity.
BeerandBlues2 (10449) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is spruce, resin, and pine hops with straw and cracker malt and apple, pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt and fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
$1.99 bottle from Total Wine. Pours gold with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma is slightly citrusy but very bready for a pale ale. And this carries over to the taste. A slight bit of citrus but very malty, white bready. Not great...but a cheap bomber.
TimE (3638) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light amber golden color. Earthy wood, slightly vegetal. Med body, med full bodied, excellent balance. Very rounded focused on malt backbone. Smooth. Light bitter finish. Excellent.
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Stykzone on FB Chat. e. Pours gold color with a moderate sized foamy white head and good lacing. Nose is citrus. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malt with a citric hop in abundance Very long dry citrus and bitter finish Darn nice..
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-clear amber with a small foamy white head, and great lacing.
smell is floral, caramel, citrus, grass, malt in the back, and grain.
taste is a little watery, pineapple, caramel, malt, grass, some hops, and citrus. ends a little bitter.