iammatt (13) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a fluffly two finger head that fades to a cap leaving behind tons of lace. Hops galore is what can easily describe the taste. Tons of orange, citrus, and some chronic in there, no grain to speak of. Citrus and Pine hit the pallate first followed by the wonderful pine and resinous flavors of the hops. A bit of crystal malt sweetness comes in at the end to help bring the beer together. This may as well be an IPA, which is where my one complaint comes. With the huge hop aroma and aftertaste I’d like a bit more malt to balance the beer out. All together a very good hop forward beer, may as well be an American IPA.
Jur (374) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber, modest white head. Huge hop nose, but surprisingly malty start. Very fresh character, with bone dry bitter finish. Gets the job done.
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice pale ale. This is what I would expect from a local pale with a citrus and spice aroma to a well rounded finish. Good hop flavor with a sweet and smooth body. Very sessionable.
Fatehunter (1404) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a finger and a half of head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is a burst of lemon, pine and grapefruit with a little pineapple.
The taste has great balance. Nice moderate grapefruit bitterness mixed with honey sweet, finishes with a dry bitter.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/14/2014. On tap. Amber with a white head. Malt and hoppy aromas with pine and citrus. Nice hop balance, bitter and refreshing. Good one.
davidm (1957) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very citrusy aroma, and long length. On the bitter side, but with good balance. Pretty in the glass.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Nice use of hops here. I’d buy this 6-pack more often if they dated, but you can’t trust the age of brews where this is available. Too bad - it’s a nicely floral and citrusy hop driven pale ale. Well above average for the style when anywhere near fresh."
gad905 (169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Knotty Barrel, San Diego. Clear burnished gold, receding head. Bready malt aroma, some spicy hop notes. Great balance on the taste though, just the right amount of citrus and bitterness. Good body. Very drinkable.
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th July 2014, pint on tap in Schooner, Sunset Beach, Orange County. Cloudy orange/golden pour with a thin white head. Plenty of hops for a Pale Ale, American or otherwise, but I am on the West Coast and they seem to like their hops to take over the beers around here. I enjoyed the brew actually, not too bitter or overridingly hoppy, just a handful or two too many. Liked the fact it was only 5.5% as I was on a mission drinking along the Orange County coastal road via Bus Route No1. Had a great day.
AirForceHops (3528) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from the source. Light dankness, some grass and malt with traces of pine needles. Flavor is huge west coast influence, good amount of pine. Lighter body with slight lingering dankness. Thin body is the biggest negative, overall very drinkable.
AdamJackson (2885) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed orange. Pine and sweet fruit aroma. Taste is very chewy. Dank and juicy with a lot of pine cone and crystal malt finish. Classic west coast