jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super hazy golden coloured body with a beige and yellow tint and a ridiculously nicely microfoamed golden coloured head - this looks great. Aroma of bright, fresh grassy and herbal hops with some sweetness, citrus and a good dose of resin at the end. Light to Medium-bodied; Mildish, malty, earthy and floral flavours at first with some oranges, yeast and bread noticeable. Aftertaste is very minimal and only showing some very light grassy hops, no malt, no sweetness and no complexity. Overall, an amazing looking and smelling beer, but sadly - it stops there. It makes sense at only 5.4%abv, but I wish it tasted as good as it looked and smelled! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Brown Jug (Spenard) in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2013 for US$4.99 sampled at home on the opposite end of the country at home in Washington on 19-November-2013.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Anndiesel. Thick, unfiltered orange-tan body. Massive meringue type head. Pleasant tropical orange aroma. An interesting concoction, accentuates the citrus and brings an orange flavor into the mix. A little sweet and sugary, the artificial flavor isn’t a bonus. Assertive hops keep it going though. Not a bad beverage, but not the best beer.
radagast83 (4049) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Smoke and Barrel in DC. Poured a nice clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was notes of oranges, some grapefruit. Flavor was nice, grapefruits, spices. Plenty of orange notes in this one. Pretty enjoyable.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured amber/orange with a white head. Nice pale. Bitterness and hoppy tones but balanced with a good amount of bready malts. Citrus, pine, and earthy tones rounded it out. Grainy finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s, Norristown. Nice pour, medium orange bordering on pink grapefruit, lively carbonation. Nose is pretty nice, and you certainly get the oranges in a big dose, along with aggressive hops. To taste, the hops are on the piney, citric end of the spectrum, nice contrast that. And the blood orange flavors come through quite refreshingly, with just a kiss of honey in there for good measure. Definitely comes across as juicy.
reebtogi (3797) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during VCBW 2013 at the River Rock Casino Resort pouring a hazy pale golden orange color with a small white head that leaves some decent lacing behind. Aroma is mild but pleasant with grains and orange zest. Taste is a light grass and orange zesty bitterness with a light malty sweetness in good balance. Light bodied with adequate carbonation leaving a nice sensation on the palate. A well done pale ale that I recommend to others.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden with a thin foamy white head. Aroma of ruby red grapefruit zest with an underlying grapefruit malt. Just from the aroma I would give this to a Texas born hop head. Flavor very well matches. Nice ruby red grapefruit tone, but with a light hoppy bitterness that doesn’t dominate; bitterness is definitely there but it’s mild overall, instead opting for the natural twang of the grapefruit. Pale grain and subtle caramel undertones.
jfb (3441) - GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a murky golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of orange peel, vanilla and puff pastry, slightly resinous, with a hint of crème brûlée. flavour is mostly the same, with big notes of bread dough, orange peel, a hint of yeast and a light sweetness in the medium-bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
SHIG (3404) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a coppery hazy orange with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is huge citrus hops. Taste is a nice balanced citrus fruit and hops.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange/amber, thick beige head.Floral,piney hop nose.Citrus hop profile,soft in mid. Big lasting citrus/bitter hop finish