Sledutah (6180) - Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ivars in Seattle
Cloudy orange with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and oranges. Tastes of oranges, grassy and bitter
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with nice white head. Aroma is big citrus and pine hops. Taste is full bodied with a nice amout of juicy orange and bitter finish.
rproff78 (160) - - MAY 11, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good pale. The blood orange back flavor is quite tasty. Worth a try!
probstblueribbon (3350) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle from Potsdam NY, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Murky orange-amber with a smallish off-white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Nice orange peel, slightly dank, grapefruit, a bit dusty, some light malt support, a touch fruity/estery, maybe a little medicinal/band-aid?
Palate: Medium body, loose carbonation.
Flav.: Nice grapefruit and orange peel, dank, slightly resinous, a little more cereal and wheat(?), kinda yeasty, good; dry with decent bitterness and a citrus peel, dank finish.
Pretty nice...nicer than expected.
Bulk_Carrier (2864) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one and half finger white foamy head that dies to a lumpy looking film coating the top of the beer, decent amount of light foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass.
The smell had some orange with light spice combined and amplifying a nice refreshing aspect.
The taste was mainly sweet through the orange and spice. It’s kinda like drinking orange juice to an extent. Sticky sweet orange aftertaste leading into a nice crisp refreshing dry finish.
M: light to medium, sessionable - yes, ABV feels very appropriate for what is told, carbonation is good for the style and for me as there’s the appropriate amount for an American Pale Ale lending a nice sweet coating around the mouth and tongue.
Overall, I say this is a pretty good APA well worthy of coming back to and well worthy of having it with its respected food.
Maxbier (706) - Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Pours very cloudy golden color with two finger white head. Aroma s initially very hoppy bu if you give it a minute the blood orange citrus aroma comes through. Flavor is medium body and very hoppy, hop flavor/aroma/& bitter. Blood orange is just right not too fruity and not impossible to detect. The hops and citrus complement each other nicely. I fussed over and deconstructed this ale before their parent company decided that that was not cool.
fiulijn (16642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub, Pike st.
Cloudy blond color. Light orange aroma. It has a light orange touch, besides that it’s also a nice light Pale Ale.
DuffMan (8152) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample during Calgary International Beerfest 2014. Cloudy orange-gold. Very hoppy, resinous, orange rind, with a long bitter finish.
EvanFriend (441) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus and hop flavor dominate this beer, which is very mild tasting overall. Refreshing, a decent beer for the right occasion, but I wouldn’t drink it every day.
Leafs93 (1915) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouirs hazy, cloudy burnt orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, floral and hay. Taste is sweet with less bitterness then the aroma belies. Medium bodied, thin texture, average carbonation and sharp finish.