anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Washington Brewers Festival 2010, Kenmore, WA. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly grassy hoppy aroma with some floral hints. Fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Cloudy blond color with small compact head. It has some smell of stale water. Dry and weak mouthfeel; some malt flavor with accents of hay and corn; strong bitterness, maybe a bit too strong.
Tastes like a bitter Lager, not bad, but also not exciting.
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, dry-hopped. Hazy pale yellow color, thin white edge head. Aroma of light citrus, hay. Taste is wet grass.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale. No head. Light clean pale malt - I like the choice of pilsner here. Has a very woody, austere sort of bitterness, finishing quick.
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ provisions market. hazy straw pour with a white head. really light, almost watery. grass, straw, and some pale, cracker malt notes. a bit of orange peel and some floral notes. meh. flavor is really bland and unimpressive. water, cracker, and grass. straw and orange peel, some floral hops, and a subtle bitterness.
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Made in Oregon. Pours hazy translucent gold with a 3 finger foamy white head. Aroma is fruity with a little spiciness. Med body or better. It is very freshly hoppy, but it’s mostly earthy/pungent. But the nose continues fruity. Malt: yes. But not caramel. Light malt. This is very unusual, and extremely flavorful - but not in a hop burn way. Close, but not quite. Delicious.
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Double Mountain, Hood River, 24/05/13.
Clear light golden with a thin white head.
Nose is pale malt, grass, cereals, citrus, hops.
Taste comprises bitter orange, light hops, citrus, hint of pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finish with light hop bitterness.
Ok if a little uninspiring.
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. pale gold body with a fine-bubbled white head. highly attenuated pilsner malt gives it a light body, low sweetness/high dryness and a moderately husky/biscuit/cracker-like flavor. the hops are bright and pungent with mild cheesecloth and heavier pine shavings. snappy, dry and lively, it’s an interesting take on IPA using all pils malt, and while it’s certainly drinkable and enjoyable I think the body would benefit from a bit of pale two-row.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Lean-bodied and prickly, this Pale Ale’s subtle citrusy, spicy hops build a refreshing brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the hazy pale golden.
-This is extremely drinkable (6% abv?!?).
-Mouthfeel is a tad watery though...
-On paper, this looks like Benelux’s Sabotage, but the Sabotage delivers much more efficiently.
-Malts don’t offer much in the way of flavor or comfort (and I usually love pils malts).
On tap at Naked City.
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GCBF ’10, pours yellow. More hoppy flavour than the India Red Ale, but with much to be desired in complexity. Drinkable.