AgentAle (988) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and light earthy hoppiness. Taste is sweet rich malts with light caramel, light cream and finishes with a well balanced hopiness. Appearance is cloudy yellow/orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly. Overall pretty good, very close to Deadguy Ale.
TreatYoSelf (2) - - NOV 17, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious beverage. Not very bitter but enough of a savory taste and aftertaste to keep you wanting more.
maley1 (871) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Hazy amber pour with medium sized white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, caramel ,bread dough and hops. Taste of faint fruit, caramel, slight hops, orange peel and bread dough. Full bodied, medium carbonation, slightly bitter sweet finish. Good beer.
mbgrayson (603) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy amber, with ample white head. Aroma sharply of hops. Tastes is hoppy and rich. Strong notes of alcohol. All in all, a solid pale ale. Thumbs up.
ComradeK (1064) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts quite well and leaves decent lacing. Plum and tropical hops mix with caramel malt to create the aroma. Spice, grapefruit and faint tropical hops up front give way to caramel malt sweetness in the mid-palate, with plum hops in the finish. A decent APA.
RCx240 (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold, with foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Taste of toffee, pine, oranges, and grapefruit. Slightly creamy mouth feel, good carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter, doesnít linger. Quite nice.
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really dig sorachi hops but wasnít getting a ton of em in this. It was still a slightly hoppier and slightly better than the standard apa, but not a standout. Nicely balanced.."
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Elysian Capitol Hill. Clear golden orange pour with white foam. Nose is kind of bready and grassy, but there is some decent topical fruit character. Mild citrus and lightly spicy. Taste is a touch on the sweet side. A lot of bread and fruit. Mild tropical notes and some sweet oranges. Grassy bitterness on the finish.
npeifer2308 (5) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not much to say about this beer for me, it was a an average run of the mill pale ale. Defiantly drinkable but didnít stand out. The bottle design and name are def the only thing that stands out about this beer.
UXO (694) - CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange amber with a thick cream head, great retention and chunky lacing. Nose is pine resin and grapefruit slightly edging out a caramel malt background, maybe a little citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is similar but a little muddled - the hops seem to have dulled and the malt is a little too present. Mouth feel is medium to full body, with low carbonation and a long, lingering bitter finish.
Gotta say, time and time again, I find that Iím not a big fan of Sorachi Ace hops. Thereís something about them that I canít put my finger on, but doesnít completely work for me. Theyíre supposed to be light and lemony, but I get - for lack of a better comparison - cat piss, but only on the nose. Flavour-wise, this is a nice balance of light hops and mellow malt. Decent, but not a clear-cut winner, by any means.
And for the love of all thatís holy, why the hell canít brewers put dates on their bottles? Is the muddled behaviour of the hops because itís an old bottle, or because thatís the way it was brewed? Who knows? I sure as hell donít, because thereís no human-readable date on the damn bottle! If your brewís got a hop character, date the damn bottle!