keanex (1787) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a creamy light tan head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma: Bitter orange and lemon, reminds me of fruity pebbles, balanced by caramel.
Taste: Light bitterness of grapefruit is balanced by some malts with a touch of lemon. Very mild.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: 7% isn’t a pale ale to me. Either up the IBUs or lower the alcohol. Either way this isn’t impressive.
onceblind (7302) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orangeish copper with a generous foamy white head. Nice balanced and complex aroma full of earthy sweet toffee with a sweet grapefruit zest and sweet leafy/floral hop tone. Flavor starts with a sweet and malty toffee flavor, combined with a gentle floral/lemony bitterness finished with a leafy hop flavor. All very balanced and very tasty.
Ferris (12674) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Cereal, grassy and some citrus hops. Some toasted malts as well. Clear gold with a huge head. Tropical and subtle fruits, much tamer than the smell. Malts and a bit of bitterness give this a very sessionable pale ale that you could likely drink all night without killing you palate. A nice ale, but not as aggressive as I would have hoped.
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
When poured chilled there’s very little head and an okay golden body, clear, slight bubbling. Very sweet overlapping hop profile that’s not too overpowering but incredibly sweet. Flavour is a sparkly lemon with intense citrus notes and a very dry hop finish. Leaves the tongue scrunched up. Quite well done for one of these hoppy pacific northwest brews.
gpekar (492) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a lightly hazy orangish amber. The head was about 2 fingers and a creamy light beige with large bubbles. The head reduced to about 1/2 inch in a few minutes. There were lots of carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. A very nice aroma of citrus grapefruit and caramel malt. The beer has a thicker creamy texture and good carbonation. There is a good grapefruit flavor and a grapefruit rind hops bitterness. There is also a good caramel malt sweetness that balances the hops nicely. The hops lasts well into the finish with a good mellow bitterness. Kind of surprised that this isn’t rated higher. This is an amped up pale ale. It could be a very good IPA.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light orange, white head. Ooooohhh I like this hop profile! Guava, gooseberries, a little cat piss. Quenching. Not sure why this doesn’t score higher.
Dank (7) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This starts with a malty nose. Not unpleasant but nothing to write home about. The flavor is malt forward followed up with a refreshing bitterness. Overall a nice pale ale.
ellsworthwins (8) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours Orange and caramel. Taste is floral and lots of citrus. Light bitterness. Nice long finish. A very very tasty beer on a summer day. Would by again.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Doesn’t smell like much- slightly caramelly. Tastes citrusy, smooth, easy-drinking, good malt backbone. Okay, nothing special.
mansquito (5307) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 355ml ($2.50): Pours a sort of hazy orange color with a off-white head. Light fruitiness, coupled with maltiness. Taste is somewhere around medium hoppiness and some of that lingers onto the aftertaste. Not exactly perfectly balanced. A pretty meh beer.