pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy and on golden hues with a soft orange blush. Thin head of white foam that fell quickly and left some good sheeting lace. Nose is orange. The tangy sweet blood orange. A bit of the pith and a touch of sugar for malt. Taste is lovely citrus with that blood orange prominent and then a touch fo the tart grapefruit to hold it up. A little bit of sweet herbal and a and a bit of cracker from the malt carry this one to the finish like a spiked orange -ade.
I just loved this and think it’s one the most pleasant pales I have tried. Sweet and tart combine seamlessly for a a palate that is quenched and satisfied. Light fruity and juicy mouthfeel. Silken malt with ample carbonation. Crisp and bold palate with a brisk finish and lingering tartness and slight bitterness.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle. Pours murky orange with tall frothy head. Aroma is, of course, orange, with some lighter pine/fir notes. Good dose of the bitter, acidic blood orange on the palate with some softer pale ale characteristics. Quick finish with some lingering bitterness.
Bov (10377) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - pours a cloudy orange beer with a moderate foam left; fruity hoppiness of grapefruit and blood oranges; assertive and medium-bodied; light citric and pretty bitter, dry and fresh very fruity and long hoppy finish (more blood oranges, apricot and citrus)
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, grapefruit and mild citrus. Flavor of orange zest, citrus, grapefruit and had some earthiness with a dry finish.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light tan. Fruity, dash of grapefruity hops on the nose. Fresh, fruity palate, light citrus, pale malts and a bit of yeastiness. Moderate bitterness grows on the palate.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Super hazy with a sunburst hue and a creamy light tan head on top. A very nice looking beer.
Aroma: Grapefruit and orange stick out, orange pith namely. No depth but pleasant if you enjoy those aromas.
Taste: The intro is rather mild with a noticeable malt base, the back-end picks up grapefruit and orange pith flavors though giving it a semi-harsh bitterness. I notice some caramel and toast towards the back-end also. The finish is dry and lingers of grapefruit.
Palate: Full-bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid pale ale, an excellent one if you really enjoy the flavors that it provides. I’m not a huge fan of the straight forward grapefruit/bitter citrus beers though so I’m not in love. It’s also pricey.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, pulpy yellow-gold with thin ring of soapy head. Aroma of Juicy Fruit hops and faint blood orange. Sort of a cross between an APA and a citrus forward wheat. Instant bitterness and tang from the blood orange. A little grapefruit character. Finishes clean, tart and dry with good lacing. A refreshing offering for the spring.
ABBeerSnob (11) - - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very descent ale that was as cloudy as it was citrusy. Minimal carbonation after pouring it into a glass. The funky bottle made it stand out on the shelf and was well worth the gamble.
mstrcrwly (644) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..golden orange with fluffy white head..aroma of Orange,hops..tastes like it smells with a dry finish..not bad.
samsmith33 (560) - - MAY 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma Is light citrus, Wheaty.
Appearance: Cloudy yellow orange.
Taste is pasty. Acid, citrus.