carboloader (639) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kasey’s Tavern in Chicago. A delicious, drinkable, dry-hopped pale ale. Nice citrus and great profile for the style. I would love to taste an IPA version of this.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour with an off white, fluffy head. Long lasting head retention. Aroma is strong citrus fruit - orange, lemon, grapefruit; also slightly herbal; not much malt on the aroma, expecting a hop forward brew based on the aroma. Bittersweet on the palate up front and slowly fades to a slightly oily bittersweet finish. Medium low carbonation, low alcohol warmth, medium full body. Nicely dry hopped which gives the impression of a super hoppy beer based on the aroma - taste is very in balance. Good one.
wlajwl (3334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is citrus, malts and spices/vegetables. The flavor is citrus, bread, malts, and spices/vegetables in the finish.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle says brewed in Palatine. It is a nicely bitter easy-drinking apa, a rarity.
csaso (1135) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - good size foamy head, very nice medium amber/orange color, good hop aroma and flavor but also balanced
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Paddle sampler on tap at the brewpub (Downers Grove, IL). My first visit to Emmett’s. Pours a rich copper glowing hue, just a touch of haze. Bright striking body offers a decent offwhite head that dies to a ring and laces small. Aromas are a sufficient American hopping of grapefruit and melon, a touch tropical, as more lemons, florals, and grass work in. A touch of malty sweetness, pale malts and faint caramel. Initial is a firm flavorful hopping that grows on the palate, healthy grapefruit, lemons, and touches of tropical fruit, florals. Lighter end of medium bodied, offering more grapefruit and melon, touch of gumball in the middle, moving into a decent to moderate bitter finish. A fairly pleasant finish, fairly easy drinking beer. Bitterness works into a wave, growing on the palate. Pretty solid, earthy floral dry finish and grass, some weeds lingers on.
Scipio (593) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Decent dark gold appearance without to much head. It really doesn’t smell like anything. Unfortunately, the taste is similar to the aroma. A citrus piney taste with a bit of hops. This is a quite tame and really doesn’t do it for me.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a hazed, copper-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is well balanced with a good amount of citrusy hops and a solid malt backing. Some breadiness to the malts with a nice caramel cookie. The hops are floral with a light, sweet pine resin and a solid mix of grapefruit, tangerine, and pear. Flavor is similar. Citrusy florals and some herbal pines up front with a solid, bready, caramel cookie malt backing. Herbal hopping kicks up towards the end as this finishes a bit thin feeling despite the nice malt backing. Dry with a medium-light, slightly resiny bitterness that leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid, pleasantly surprising pale ale. Well hopped with an enjoyable, biscuity, caramel cookie malt backing that dries nicely and stays very well balanced throughout. Good beer.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Emmett’s on Dec. 27, 2011. Clear light orange pour. Nose of citrus hops. Medium smooth palate. Citrus hop flavor. Very well balanced - nice brew.